The most expensive countries in the Middle East for expatriates to live in are: Qatar; United Arab Emirates; Israel;Lebanon and Bahrain. The most expensive cities in the Middle East for expatriates to live in: Doha (118th most expensive in the world); Abu Dhabi; Dubai; Jerusalem; and Beirut. The cheapest country and city in the Middle East for expatriates to live in is Sanaa in Yemen (110th cheapest in the world). The biggest mover down the rankings is Beirut in Lebanon, which has dropped from 278th in April to become the 292nd most expensive location in the world. The biggest mover up the rankings is Tehran in Iran, which has risen from 546th in April to become the 395th most expensive location in the world.
For the full list of city rankings for the Middle East.Reference The cost of living ranking information contained in this article is updated quarterly using data collected by Xpatulator.com over the past 12 months. The international cost of living indexes, on which the rankings are based, is only available using Xpatulator.com’s online expatriate calculators that enable users to create personalized cost of living comparison reports which include:
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