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Xpatulator Cost of Living Worldwide Rankings – October 2013

Zurich in Switzerland is ranked as the overall most expensive city to live in, world-wide, according to Xpatulator.com’s October 2013 international cost of living rankings. While Angola is the most expensive country. Hong Kong has moved up one place to become the second most … 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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South Asia Expensive for Expats or Not?

The most expensive countries in South Asia are: Maldives; Sri Lanka; and India. The cheapest city in South Asia is Thimphu in Bhutan (the cheapest city in the world). The biggest mover down the rankings is Male, which has dropped 15 places since April to become the … Continue reading

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Just How Expensive is the Middle East as an Expat – Mid 2013?

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 … Continue reading

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Just How Expensive is it to Live in Europe for July 2013?

The most expensive countries in Europe for expatriates to live in are: Switzerland; Norway; Liechtenstein; Denmark; and Jersey. The most expensive cities in Europe for expatriates to live in: Zurich (most expensive in the world); Geneva; Monaco; Oslo; and Moscow. The cheapest city in Europe for expatriates to live in is Sofia in Bulgaria (12th … Continue reading

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Asia Pacific Cost of Living July 2013

The biggest mover down the rankings is South Tarawa in Kiribati, which has dropped from 148th in April to become the 314th most expensive location in the world. The biggest mover up the rankings is Tashkent in Uzbekistan, which has risen from 500th in April … Continue reading

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The Americas Cost of Living for July 2013

The most expensive countries in America for expatriates to live in are: Bermuda; Cayman Islands; Montserrat;Venezuela; and Aruba. The biggest mover down the rankings is Stanley in the Falkland Islands which has dropped from 75th in April to become the 111th most expensive location in the … Continue reading

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Overseas Assignment? July 2013 Cost of Living Rankings Now.

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Zurich in Switzerland is ranked as the overall most expensive city to live in, world-wide, according to Xpatulator.com’s July 2013 international cost of living rankings. Thimphu in Bhutan, is ranked the cheapest. Tokyo dropped 2 places in April, and another 3 places in … Continue reading

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Cost of Living – Africa April 2013

The most expensive countries in Africa are: Angola; Nigeria; Democratic Republic of Congo; Central African Republic, and Mozambique The most expensive cities to live in are: Luanda (Fourth most expensive in the world); Abuja; Lagos; Kinshasa; and Kano The cheapest city for expatriates to live … Continue reading

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Cost of Living Differences Around the World — Just How Big Are They?

What makes one city more expensive than another?  Why is Switzerland so expensive? Why is Tokyo no longer the most expensive place in the world? Switzerland is fragmented into different cultures and different languages in different geographical areas. In comparison to most countries, people do … Continue reading

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