Daily Archives: August 10, 2010

Americas Cost of Living – 2010

The Americas most expensive city, as at 1 July 2010, is Brasilia which is the world’s fourth most expensive city to live in. Caracas (ranked 11 in the world) is the second most expensive city in the Americas; however this … Continue reading

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Israel, Jerusalem – Cost of Living

The economy of Israel, despite limited natural resources, has seen intensive development of the agricultural and industrial sectors over the past decades which has made Israel largely self-sufficient in food production, apart from grains and beef. Jerusalem is the capital … Continue reading

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Isle of Man, Douglas – Cost of Living

The economy of the Isle of Man is a low tax economy with no capital gains tax, wealth tax, stamp duty, or inheritance tax and a top rate of income tax of 18%. Offshore banking, manufacturing, and tourism form key … Continue reading

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Ireland, Dublin – Cost of Living

The economy of Ireland has transformed in recent years from an agricultural focus to a modern knowledge economy, focusing on services and high-tech industries and dependent on trade, industry and investment. Economic growth in Ireland averaged a (relatively high) 10% … Continue reading

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The Secret to Moving

The biggest secret I have found to moving is to stay calm, my stomach always used to churn every time my husband would say: “Let’s look at moving to London, Perth, Colorado….” I would have this rush in the pit … Continue reading

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Iraq, Baghdad – Cost of Living

The economy of Iraq is dominated by the oil sector, which has traditionally provided about 95% of foreign exchange earnings. There have been attempts by the international community to improve and repair the infrastructure of Iraq in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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