Communication International Cost of Living Ranking – April 2011

This report provides you with the rank of Communication cost of living indexes as at April 2011 for each of our 300 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, based on expatriate spending patterns across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). Our calculators make use of the cost of living indexes, based on your input and Xpatulator’s data, to create reports online which you can save, e-mail or convert to a pdf file.
Communication costs include various communication costs such as home telephone rental and call charges, internet connection and service provider fees, mobile / cellular phone contract and calls.
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The April 2011 communication international cost of living rank is as follows:
April 2011 Rank Country, City

Swaziland, Mbabane
New Caledonia, Noumea
Thailand, Bangkok
Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou
Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby
Latvia, Riga
Peru, Lima
Solomon Islands, Honiara
Colombia, Bogota
10 Germany, Munich
11 Germany, Frankfurt
12 Germany, Cologne
13 Germany, Berlin
14 Norway, Oslo
15 Germany, Bonn
16 Cameroon, Douala
17 Gabon, Libreville
18 Saint Lucia, Castries
19 Germany, Hamburg
20 Kenya, Nairobi
21 Bolivia, La Paz
22 Cameroon, Yaounde
23 Togo, Lome
24 Botswana, Gaborone
25 Belarus, Minsk
26 Brazil, Sao Paulo
27 Nepal, Kathmandu
28 Slovakia, Bratislava
29 Italy, Milan
30 Italy, Rome
31 Cuba, Havana
32 Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
33 Cape Verde, Praia
34 China, Beijing
35 Malawi, Lilongwe
36 Djibouti, Djibouti
37 French Polynesia, Papeete
38 Brazil, Brasilia
39 USA, Boston Mass
40 Vatican City, Vatican City
41 Cote DIvoire, Abidjan
42 Japan, Tokyo
43 Burundi, Bujumbura
44 Dominica, Roseau
45 Greece, Athens
46 Chile, Santiago
47 San Marino, San Marino
48 Estonia, Tallinn
49 USA, Philadelphia Pa
50 Bahamas, Nassau
51 Tunisia, Tunis
52 Nicaragua, Managua
53 Kiribati, South Tarawa
54 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kingstown
55 Liechtenstein, Vaduz
56 Croatia, Zagreb
57 Oman, Muscat
58 Korea Democratic Republic of, Pyongyang
59 Micronesia, Palikir
60 Guinea-Bissau, Bissau
61 Kazakhstan, Almaty
62 Turkmenistan, Ashgabat
63 Azerbaijan, Baku
64 Moldova, Chisinau
65 Monaco, Monaco
66 Spain, Madrid
67 Central African Republic, Bangui
68 Costa Rica, San Jose
69 Mexico, Mexico City
70 Maldives, Male
71 Nauru, Yaren
72 Austria, Vienna
73 Spain, Barcelona
74 Marshall Islands, Majuro
75 Mali, Bamako
76 Russia, Moscow
77 Somalia, Mogadishu
78 Sierra Leone, Freetown
79 Morocco, Rabat
80 China, Wuhan
81 Tuvalu, Funafuti
82 Eritrea, Asmara
83 China, Shenzhen
84 Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre
85 Vanuatu, Port Vila
86 Pakistan, Lahore
87 Ireland, Dublin
88 Bangladesh, Dhaka
89 Switzerland, Geneva
90 Gibraltar, Gibraltar
91 Uruguay, Montevideo
92 China, Shanghai
93 Guadeloupe, Basse-Terre
94 China, Dalian
95 Grenada, Saint Georges
96 Mozambique, Maputo
97 Netherlands, Amsterdam
98 Niger, Niamey
99 USA, Detroit Mich
100 Mauritania, Nouakchott
101 Angola, Luanda
102 Pakistan, Islamabad
103 Switzerland, Zurich
104 Pakistan, Karachi
105 Iceland, Reykjavik
106 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
107 Lithuania, Vilnius
108 Palau, Melekeok
109 USA, Fort Worth Tex
110 Bermuda, Hamilton
111 Poland, Warsaw
112 Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Johns
113 USA, Austin Tex
114 Syria, Damascus
115 USA, St Louis MO
116 USA, Chicago Ill
117 China, Guangzhou
118 Guatemala, Guatemala City
119 Japan, Osaka
120 China, Tianjin
121 Fiji, Suva
122 USA, Baltimore Md
123 Libya, Tripoli
124 Honduras, Tegucigalpa
125 USA, Dallas Tex
126 USA, Seattle Wash
127 USA, Columbus Ohio
128 Slovenia, Ljubljana
129 Japan, Nagoya
130 Samoa, Apia
131 Bulgaria, Sofia
132 Denmark, Copenhagen
133 Lesotho, Maseru
134 Congo Democratic Rep, Kinshasa
135 Russia, St. Petersburg
136 Armenia, Yerevan
137 USA, El Paso Tex
138 Sweden, Stockholm
139 USA, Houston Tex
140 Guam, Hagatna
141 Japan, Yokohama
142 USA, Denver Colo
143 Qatar, Doha
144 Australia, Sydney
145 Cook Islands, Avarua
146 USA, Charlotte NC
147 France, Paris
148 Belgium, Brussels
149 Laos, Vientiane
150 USA, San Diego Calif
151 USA, Los Angeles Calif
152 Andorra, Andorra la Vella
153 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
154 USA, San Antonio Tex
155 USA, Memphis Tenn
156 Canada, Toronto
157 Chad, NDjamena
158 USA, Milwaukee Wis
159 Australia, Canberra
160 Albania, Tirana
161 Martinique, Fort-de-France
162 Czech Republic, Prague
163 Sudan, Khartoum
164 Canada, Vancouver
165 Venezuela, Caracas
166 Puerto Rico, San Juan
167 USA, Atlanta GA
168 Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
169 Australia, Perth
170 China, Hong Kong
171 USA, Portland Ore
172 Canada, Calgary
173 USA, New York NY
174 Australia, Melbourne
175 Argentina, Buenos Aires
176 Guyana, Georgetown
177 Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan
178 Canada, Montreal
179 Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
180 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
181 Bhutan, Thimphu
182 Rwanda, Kigali
183 Korea Republic of, Seoul
184 Timor-Leste, Dili
185 Saint Helena, Jamestown
186 USA, Jacksonville Fla
187 Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan
188 Isle of Man, Douglas
189 Indonesia, Jakarta
190 Kosovo, Pristina
191 Greenland, Nuuk
192 USA, Washington DC
193 Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
194 Paraguay, Asuncion
195 South Africa, Johannesburg
196 Zambia, Lusaka
197 Falkland Islands, Stanley
198 USA, Pittsburgh Penn
199 French Guiana, Cayenne
200 Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
201 USA, San Francisco Calif
202 New Zealand, Auckland
203 USA, Cleveland Ohio
204 Barbados, Bridgetown
205 Lebanon, Beirut
206 Jordan, Amman
207 Iraq, Baghdad
208 Canada, Ottawa
209 USA, Tampa Fla
210 Macedonia, Skopje
211 Australia, Brisbane
212 USA, Miami Fla
213 Vietnam, Hanoi
214 Cayman Islands, George Town
215 El Salvador, San Salvador
216 USA, Anchorage AK
217 USA, Phoenix Ariz
218 Australia, Adelaide
219 France, Lyon
220 Palestinian Territories, West Bank
221 South Africa, Cape Town
222 Guernsey, St Peter Port
223 South Africa, Pretoria
224 France, Marseille
225 Jersey, Saint Helier
226 United Kingdom, London
227 Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
228 Madagascar, Antananarivo
229 Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
230 Turkey, Istanbul
231 Nigeria, Lagos
232 South Africa, Durban
233 Uzbekistan, Tashkent
234 Haiti, Port-au-Prince
235 Sri Lanka, Colombo
236 Ecuador, Quito
237 Philippines, Manila
238 Montenegro, Podgorica
239 Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
240 Portugal, Lisbon
241 Yemen, Sanaa
242 Turkey, Ankara
243 Georgia Republic of, Tbilisi
244 Romania, Bucharest
245 United Kingdom, Glasgow
246 Malta, Velletta
247 Taiwan, Taipei
248 Congo, Brazzaville
249 Suriname, Paramaribo
250 Hungary, Budapest
251 Namibia, Windhoek
252 Bahrain, Manama
253 United Kingdom, Birmingham
254 USA, Las Vegas Nev
255 Mauritius, Port Louis
256 Comores, Moroni
257 Gambia, Banjul
258 Senegal, Dakar
259 United Kingdom, Leeds
260 Israel, Jerusalem
261 Kuwait, Kuwait City
262 Zimbabwe, Harare
263 Afghanistan, Kabul
264 Liberia, Monrovia
265 Benin, Cotonou
266 United Kingdom, Belfast
267 Equatorial Guinea, Malabo
268 Uganda, Kampala
269 Ukraine, Kiev
270 Seychelles, Victoria
271 Myanmar, Yangon
272 Trinidad and Tobago, Port-of-Spain
273 Finland, Helsinki
274 Egypt, Cairo
275 USA, Indianapolis Ind
276 Singapore, Singapore
277 Cambodia, Phnom Penh
278 Belize, Belmopan
279 Panama, Panama City
280 Serbia, Belgrade
281 Algeria, Algiers
282 China, Macao
283 Tonga, NukuAlofa
284 Jamaica, Kingston
285 Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
286 Cyprus, Nicosia
287 Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome
288 Tajikistan, Dushanbe
289 India, Mumbai
290 United Arab Emirates, Dubai
291 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
292 India, Chennai
293 India, New Delhi
294 India, Calcutta
295 India, Hyderabad
296 India, Bangalore
297 Guinea, Conakry
298 Ghana, Accra
299 Iran, Tehran
300 USA, San Jose Calif

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