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#57428 - 27 Jul 07 09:19 Cost of Living Survey - Worldwide Ranking 2007
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Cost of Living Survey - Worldwide Ranking 2007
(including housing)
 
Top 50
 
Base City: New York, USA (=100)
Rankings Cost of Living index
Mar-07   Mar-06   City   Country   Mar-07   Mar-06 Period Move
1   1   MOSCOW   Russia   134.4   123.9 0
2 5 LONDON United Kingdom 126.3 110.6 3
3   2   SEOUL   South Korea   122.4   121.7 -1
4 3 TOKYO Japan 122.1 119.1 -1
5   4   HONG KONG Hong Kong   119.4   116.3 -1
6 8 COPENHAGEN Denmark 110.2 101.1 2
7   7   GENEVA   Switzerland   109.8   103 0
8 6 OSAKA Japan 108.4 108.3 -2
9   9   ZURICH   Switzerland   107.6   100.8 0
10 10 OSLO Norway 105.8 100 0
11   13   MILAN   Italy   104.4   96.9 2
12 12 ST. PETERSBURG Russia 103 99.7 0
13   15   PARIS   France   101.4   93.1 2
14 17 SINGAPORE Singapore 100.4 92 3
15   10   NEW YORK CITY, NY United States   100   100 -5
16 18 DUBLIN Ireland 99.6 91.8 2
17   24   TEL AVIV   Israel   97.7   89.7 7
18 21 ROME Italy 97.6 89.8 3
19   21   VIENNA   Austria   96.9   89.8 2
20 14 BEIJING China 95.9 94.9 -6
21   19   SYDNEY   Australia   94.9   91.3 -2
22 25 HELSINKI Finland 93.3 87.8 3
23   36   STOCKHOLM Sweden   93.1   84.8 13
24 27 DOUALA Cameroon 92.9 87.6 3
25   41   AMSTERDAM Netherlands   92.2   83.4 16
26 53 MADRID Spain 92.1 81.6 27
26   20   SHANGHAI China   92.1   91.2 -6
28 21 KIEV Ukraine 91.4 89.8 -7
29   59   ATHENS   Greece   90.6   81.1 30
30 52 ALMATY Kazakhstan 89.6 81.9 22
31   56   BARCELONA Spain   89.2   81.2 25
31 48 BRATISLAVA Slovak Republic 89.2 82.4 17
33   45   DAKAR   Senegal   89   82.8 12
34 25 DUBAI United Arab Emirates 88.8 87.8 -9
35   45   ABIDJAN   Cote d'Ivoire   88.3   82.8 10
36 60 GLASGOW United Kingdom 88.1 80.7 24
37   31   LAGOS   Nigeria   88   85.5 -6
38 15 ISTANBUL Turkey 87.7 93.1 -23
39   61   MUNICH   Germany   87.6   80.2 22
40 61 FRANKFURT Germany 87.4 80.5 21
41   69   BIRMINGHAM United Kingdom   87.2   79.7 28
42 29 LOS ANGELES, CA United States 87.1 86.7 -13
43   56   LUXEMBOURG Luxembourg   87   81.2 13
44 70 BRUSSELS Belgium 86.5 79.5 26
45   30   ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates   85.9   86 -15
45 72 BERLIN Germany 85.9 79.2 27
45   62   DUSSELDORF Germany   85.9   80.4 17
48 28 TAIPEI Taiwan 85.8 86.8 -20
49   50   PRAGUE   Czech Republic   85.6   82.1 1
50 51 ALGIERS Algeria 85.1 82 1
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#57433 - 27 Jul 07 09:46 Re: Cost of Living Survey - Worldwide Ranking 2007 [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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interesting to note that the city with the highest increase in cost of living is Athens ... a post Olympic gift for the people i guess
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#57437 - 27 Jul 07 10:09 Re: Cost of Living Survey - Worldwide Ranking 2007 [Re: chewwyUK]
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24 is strange. As are the other African nations. Why is that? Oil centers?
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#57440 - 27 Jul 07 10:20 Re: Cost of Living Survey - Worldwide Ranking 2007 [Re: Piss Salon]
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That's all out of whack, no way LA is more expensive to live in than Berlin, Brussels, Luxembourg. Well, I guess if they averaged in all the property prices for Beverly Hills, Bel Air etc, that would skew LA's ranking. But for normal things like food, beer, gasoline, clothes, entertainment ticket prices, LA is one of cheapest places to live compared to other major cities in Europe, Japan, Australia....
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