The Cost of Living Across the Globe

ZURICH has become the world’s most expensive city to live in, according to the latestWorldwide Cost of Living Survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit, our sister company. The strengthening of the Swiss franc in the past year helped lift the city four places up the table to displace Tokyo at the top. The index measures the cost of an expatriate lifestyle in over 130 cities using a weighted average of the prices of 160 products and services. New York’s figure is set to 100 to provide a base for comparisons. The relative strengths of currencies and economies are reflected in changes to the rankings. Thus Sydney has moved from 71st to 7th since 2001, while New York has fallen from 7th to joint 47th.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/02/daily-chart-7
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4 Responses to The Cost of Living Across the Globe

  1. Dugutigui says:

    If I have to choose one of the listed it would be Zurich… and I know all them with the exception of Cleveland

  2. lisparc says:

    Just a bit supprised at the change of Moscow…

  3. Dugutigui says:

    In any case one of the most expensive cities in the World if not the most that’s is not in the list is Port-Gentil or Mandji which is the second-largest city of Gabon… 🙂

  4. lisparc says:

    Well, I have to say you are much braver in exploring the world as I have never got enough courage to be in Gabon 😛
    Here is the link for downloading the full list covering 100+ cities 🙂
    http://www.eiu.com/public/topical_report.aspx?activity=reg&campaignid=wcol2012

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