Category Archives: cost of living index

International Cost of Living Index for Top Ten Ranked Cities January 2014

The below grid shows the Cost of Living Index (COLI) variances over the last 6 years from January 2009 to January 2014 1. The most noticeable change in Cost of Living Index (COLI) is Tokyo from 142.96 to 122.9 index points, … Continue reading

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Why is the cost of living index (COLI) different in every location?

When comparing the cost of living between 2 locations the difference in the aggregate cost of the selected basket groups are examined in each location using the average reported price in each location for the same quantity of each item. … Continue reading

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Transport Cost of Living July 2012

The top 10 Most expensive places – Transport Basket which includes Hire Purchase / Lease of Vehicle, Petrol / Diesel, Public Transport, Service Maintenance, Tyres, Vehicle Insurance and Vehicle Purchase: Malawi, Lilongwe Timor-Leste, Dili Sudan, Khartoum Austria, Vienna Switzerland, Zurich … Continue reading

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Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels Cost of Living July 2012

The top 10 Most expensive places – Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels Basket which includes Business Dinner, Dinner at Restaurant (non fast food), Hotel Rates and Take Away Drinks & Snacks (fast Food): Angola, Luanda Switzerland, Zurich Switzerland, Geneva Brazil, … Continue reading

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Recreation and Culture Cost of Living July 2012

The top 10 Most expensive places – Recreation & Culture Basket which includes Books, Cinema Ticket, DVD and CD’s, Gym/Fitness Club Membership, Sports goods and Theatre Ticket: Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome Niger, Niamey Australia, Sydney Central African Republic, … Continue reading

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Personal Care Cost of Living July 2012

The top 10 Most expensive places – Personal Care Basket which includes Cosmetics, Haircare, Moisturiser / Sun Block, Nappies, Pain Relief Tablets, Toilet Paper, Toothpaste and Soap / Shampoo / Conditioner: Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek Iran, Tehran Brazil, Sao Paulo Brazil, Rio … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Items Cost of Living July 2012

The top 10 Most expensive places – Miscellaneous Items Basket which includes Domestic Help, Dry Cleaning, Linen, Office Supplies, Newspapers and Magazines and Postage Stamps: Russia, Moscow Russia, Vladivostok Russia, Kaliningrad Russia, Nizhny Novgorod Russia, St. Petersburg Russia, Novosibirsk Eritrea, … Continue reading

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