Intercontinental Charge of Dwelling Rating April 2010

The rank of the overall international cost of residing indexes is documented as at April 2010 using New York as the foundation city. The indexes are calculated using the costs for certain quantities of the same products and services in every place, based on expatriate paying out designs across thirteen wide categories (Basket Teams).

The cost of residing analyzed is the cost of sustaining an expatriate normal of residing. When evaluating the cost of residing concerning distinct areas the aim is to work out the big difference in the cost of residing and convey this as a cost of residing index by dividing the cost of residing in Location A by the cost of residing in Location B.

The cost of residing index reports the big difference in the cost of residing concerning the 2 areas for the same products acquired. For instance an index of one hundred forty implies that the Location is 40% a lot more pricey than the comparator Location. This would signify that a individual who moves concerning the two areas would need to have to generate 40% a lot more, to have the same normal of residing as they have at the moment.

Tokyo is the overall most pricey put in the environment for expats. Tokyo is also the most pricey put in the environment for accommodation, even though it is the fourth most pricey put in the environment for groceries. Brasilia has moved up nine locations from 12th in Oct 2009 to be the 3rd most pricey put in the environment to reside for expatriates. Sydney has rocketed up the rankings to tenth possessing been ranked fifteenth in January this year. Dubai has dropped an additional eight locations following dropping nine locations in the previous quarter to fall out of the top 10 and is now ranked 26th, but curiously is even now the most pricey put for restaurants, foods out and resort fees.

The speediest mover upwards is Ashgabat in Turkmenistan possessing moved up ninety four locations from 257rd to 163. The relative cost of residing for expatriates in Gibraltar has also amplified significantly possessing moved up ninety four locations to 92. South Africa has professional a substantial increase in world wide cost of residing conditions generally due to the strengthening of the Rand. Cape City has moved up 53 locations to be ranked 193rd.

Alcoholic beverages & Tobacco is most pricey in South Tarawa in Kiribati, followed by Moroni in the Comores, and Oslo in Norway. Clothes is most pricey in Manama, Bahrain followed by Moscow, Russia. Education is most pricey in Caracas, Venezuela and Brasilia in Brazil. Groceries are most pricey in Kiribati. Oslo, Norway is most pricey for Transportation.

The April 2010 overall international cost of residing rank, jointly with the previous Quarter’s rank, and the modify in rank is as follows:

April 2010 Rank Region, Town (Jan 2010 Rank)[Adjust in Rank]

1 Japan, Tokyo (1) []

2 Switzerland, Geneva (2) []

3 Brazil, Brasilia (3) []

four Switzerland, Zurich (four) []

five Norway, Oslo (six) [-1]

six Denmark, Copenhagen (seven) [-1]

seven Venezuela, Caracas (eight) [-1]

eight China, Hong Kong (five) [3]

nine Liechtenstein, Vaduz (nine) []

10 Australia, Sydney (fifteen) [-five]

eleven Central African Republic, Bangui (10) [1]

12 Kiribati, South Tarawa (24) [-12]

thirteen New Caledonia, Noumea (thirteen) []

fourteen Greenland, Nuuk (fourteen) []

fifteen Germany, Munich (sixteen) [-1]

sixteen France, Paris (seventeen) [-1]

seventeen Solomon Islands, Honiara (twenty) [-3]

eighteen Cameroon, Douala (12) [six]

19 Bermuda, Hamilton (25) [-six]

twenty Monaco, Monaco (23) [-3]

21 San Marino, San Marino (22) [-1]

22 Italy, Milan (21) [1]

23 Vanuatu, Port Vila (28) [-five]

24 Chad, N’Djamena (eleven) [thirteen]

25 Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby (27) [-2]

26 United Arab Emirates, Dubai (eighteen) [eight]

27 Germany, Frankfurt (29) [-2]

28 Korea Republic of, Seoul (26) [2]

29 Gabon, Libreville (33) [-four]

thirty United Kingdom, London (37) [-seven]

31 Austria, Vienna (thirty) [1]

32 Finland, Helsinki (31) [1]

33 Italy, Rome (35) [-2]

34 Germany, Cologne (36) [-2]

35 Russia, Moscow (38) [-3]

36 Croatia, Zagreb (32) [four]

37 Australia, Melbourne (43) [-six]

38 Australia, Canberra (forty four) [-six]

39 Eire, Dublin (39) []

40 Comores, Moroni (forty two) [-2]

forty one Qatar, Doha (34) [seven]

forty two Angola, Luanda (19) [23]

43 Isle of Male, Douglas (52) [-nine]

forty four Belgium, Brussels (45) [-1]

45 Netherlands, Amsterdam (50) [-five]

forty six Australia, Perth (fifty nine) [-thirteen]

47 Micronesia, Palikir (forty nine) [-2]

48 Mali, Bamako (40) [eight]

forty nine Germany, Hamburg (47) [2]

50 Germany, Bonn (48) [2]

fifty one Slovakia, Bratislava (53) [-2]

52 Cameroon, Yaounde (forty six) [six]

53 Taiwan, Taipei (forty one) [12]

fifty four Guernsey, St Peter Port (61) [-seven]

fifty five Spain, Madrid (62) [-seven]

fifty six Congo Democratic Republic, Kinshasa (sixty three) [-seven]

fifty seven Canada, Toronto (60) [-3]

58 Iceland, Reykjavik (64) [-six]

fifty nine Togo, Lome (fifty one) [eight]

60 Singapore, Singapore (65) [-five]

61 Turkey, Ankara (fifty six) [five]

62 Germany, Berlin (66) [-four]

sixty three United states of america, New York NY (fifty four) [nine]

64 Nigeria, Lagos (58) [six]

65 Bahamas, Nassau (fifty five) [10]

66 Bahrain, Manama (fifty seven) [nine]

sixty seven Tuvalu, Funafuti (72) [-five]

sixty eight Jersey, Saint Helier (74) [-six]

sixty nine United states of america, Boston Mass (sixty seven) [2]

70 Vatican Town, Vatican Town (73) [-3]

seventy one Spain, Barcelona (76) [-five]

72 United states of america, San Jose Calif (70) [2]

73 Nauru, Yaren (seventy five) [-2]

74 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi (seventy one) [3]

seventy five Senegal, Dakar (80) [-five]

76 Canada, Vancouver (seventy eight) [-2]

77 United states of america, San Francisco Calif (sixty eight) [nine]

seventy eight Luxembourg, Luxembourg (seventy nine) [-1]

seventy nine Czech Republic, Prague (sixty nine) [10]

80 Hungary, Budapest (eighty three) [-3]

81 United Kingdom, Glasgow (89) [-eight]

eighty two Estonia, Tallinn (eighty two) []

eighty three Palau, Melekeok (81) [2]

84 Falkland Islands, Stanley (93) [-nine]

85 Sweden, Stockholm (84) [1]

86 Australia, Brisbane (102) [-sixteen]

87 Portugal, Lisbon (91) [-four]

88 Canada, Calgary (95) [-seven]

89 Guinea-Bissau, Bissau (85) [four]

90 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou (ninety six) [-six]

91 Colombia, Bogota (77) [fourteen]

92 Gibraltar, Gibraltar (186) [-ninety four]

93 Malta, Velletta (90) [3]

ninety four United states of america, Anchorage AK (ninety four) []

95 Djibouti, Djibouti (86) [nine]

ninety six Cote D’Ivoire, Abidjan (ninety seven) [-1]

ninety seven United Kingdom, Birmingham (108) [-eleven]

98 New Zealand, Auckland (113) [-fifteen]

99 Azerbaijan, Baku (99) []

a hundred Haiti, Port-au-Prince (92) [eight]

one hundred and one United states of america, Philadelphia Pa (103) [-2]

102 United states of america, Los Angeles Calif (one hundred and one) [1]

103 Andorra, Andorra la Vella (109) [-six]

104 Benin, Cotonou (104) []

a hundred and five United Kingdom, Leeds (117) [-12]

106 Greece, Athens (115) [-nine]

107 United states of america, Washington DC (112) [-five]

108 Trinidad and Tobago, Port-of-Spain (a hundred) [eight]

109 Samoa, Apia (107) [2]

one hundred ten China, Beijing (121) [-eleven]

111 Sudan, Khartoum (one hundred thirty) [-19]

112 Cayman Islands, George City (111) [1]

113 Serbia, Belgrade (106) [seven]

114 Montenegro, Podgorica (128) [-fourteen]

115 Canada, Montreal (one hundred twenty) [-five]

116 Lebanon, Beirut (a hundred and five) [eleven]

117 Cape Verde, Praia (118) [-1]

118 Saint Helena, Jamestown (a hundred twenty five) [-seven]

119 United states of america, Baltimore Md (116) [3]

one hundred twenty India, Mumbai (122) [-2]

121 Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome (87) [34]

122 Seychelles, Victoria (88) [34]

123 United states of america, San Diego Calif (119) [four]

124 Barbados, Bridgetown (129) [-five]

a hundred twenty five Marshall Islands, Majuro (131) [-six]

126 Israel, Jerusalem (one hundred ten) [sixteen]

127 Lithuania, Vilnius (126) [1]

128 Australia, Adelaide (one hundred forty five) [-seventeen]

129 Poland, Warsaw (136) [-seven]

one hundred thirty Saudi Arabia, Riyadh (124) [six]

131 Zambia, Lusaka (123) [eight]

132 Indonesia, Jakarta (127) [five]

133 United states of america, Seattle Wash (133) []

134 Kuwait, Kuwait Town (one hundred forty) [-six]

one hundred thirty five Chile, Santiago (172) [-37]

136 China, Shanghai (173) [-37]

137 Martinique, Fort-de-France (139) [-2]

138 Niger, Niamey (one hundred thirty five) [3]

139 United states of america, Miami Fla (134) [five]

one hundred forty United states of america, Portland Ore (138) [2]

141 United states of america, Chicago Sick (143) [-2]

142 Kazakhstan, Almaty (137) [five]

143 Canada, Ottawa (151) [-eight]

one hundred forty four Mauritius, Port Louis (one hundred forty four) []

one hundred forty five Guinea, Conakry (114) [31]

146 India, New Delhi (153) [-seven]

147 Latvia, Riga (148) [-1]

148 Puerto Rico, San Juan (146) [2]

149 Jordan, Amman (142) [seven]

150 India, Chennai (159) [-nine]

151 Tanzania, Dar es Salaam (132) [19]

152 Cyprus, Nicosia (163) [-eleven]

153 Georgia Republic of, Tbilisi (147) [six]

154 Guam, Hagatna (152) [2]

a hundred and fifty five Slovenia, Ljubljana (162) [-seven]

156 Malawi, Lilongwe (158) [-2]

157 Ukraine, Kiev (one hundred sixty) [-3]

158 Uruguay, Montevideo (176) [-eighteen]

159 Grenada, Saint George’s (161) [-2]

one hundred sixty Jamaica, Kingston (149) [eleven]

161 Botswana, Gaborone (150) [eleven]

162 India, Calcutta (166) [-four]

163 Turkmenistan, Ashgabat (257) [-ninety four]

164 India, Hyderabad (171) [-seven]

one hundred sixty five Liberia, Monrovia (154) [eleven]

166 Rwanda, Kigali (156) [10]

167 Maldives, Male (a hundred and fifty five) [12]

168 United states of america, Jacksonville Fla (164) [four]

169 United states of america, Cleveland Ohio (169) []

a hundred and seventy Moldova, Chisinau (167) [3]

171 Equatorial Guinea, Malabo (174) [-3]

172 United states of america, Tampa Fla (168) [four]

173 United states of america, Dallas Tex (one hundred sixty five) [eight]

174 United states of america, Atlanta GA (a hundred and seventy) [four]

175 United states of america, Phoenix Ariz (177) [-2]

176 Fiji, Suva (192) [-sixteen]

177 Sierra Leone, Freetown (141) [36]

178 United states of america, Milwaukee Wis (181) [-3]

179 United states of america, Denver Colo (175) [four]

a hundred and eighty Ghana, Accra (98) [eighty two]

181 South Africa, Johannesburg (217) [-36]

182 United states of america, Charlotte NC (182) []

183 Macedonia, Skopje (183) []

184 United states of america, Detroit Mich (195) [-eleven]

185 United states of america, Pittsburgh Penn (185) []

186 Timor-Leste, Dili (178) [eight]

187 Korea Democratic Republic of, Pyongyang (205) [-eighteen]

188 Romania, Bucharest (179) [nine]

189 Somalia, Mogadishu (194) [-five]

190 Mexico, Mexico Town (193) [-3]

191 United states of america, Austin Tex (196) [-five]

192 Algeria, Algiers (a hundred and eighty) [12]

193 South Africa, Cape City (246) [-53]

194 United states of america, Columbus Ohio (198) [-four]

195 Gambia, Banjul (184) [eleven]

196 Honduras, Tegucigalpa (189) [seven]

197 India, Bangalore (209) [-12]

198 Philippines, Manila (190) [eight]

199 Antigua and Barbuda, Saint John’s (187) [12]

200 Bulgaria, Sofia (211) [-eleven]

201 Afghanistan, Kabul (191) [10]

202 Syria, Damascus (203) [-1]

203 Kosovo, Pristina (206) [-3]

204 Morocco, Rabat (197) [seven]

205 United states of america, Fort Really worth Tex (200) [five]

206 United states of america, Las Vegas Nev (204) [2]

207 Mozambique, Maputo (157) [50]

208 Myanmar, Yangon (218) [-10]

209 Iran, Tehran (188) [21]

210 South Africa, Pretoria (233) [-23]

211 Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre (201) [10]

212 Kenya, Nairobi (210) [2]

213 United states of america, San Antonio Tex (216) [-3]

214 Belarus, Minsk (244) [-thirty]

215 Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan (208) [seven]

216 Egypt, Cairo (230) [-fourteen]

217 Cuba, Havana (202) [fifteen]

218 Namibia, Windhoek (199) [19]

219 South Africa, Durban (252) [-33]

220 Peru, Lima (207) [thirteen]

221 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kingstown (212) [nine]

222 United states of america, Houston Tex (213) [nine]

223 Guyana, Georgetown (221) [2]

224 Thailand, Bangkok (215) [nine]

225 United states of america, Indianapolis Ind (219) [six]

226 Vietnam, Hanoi (222) [four]

227 Dominica, Roseau (226) [1]

228 Guatemala, Guatemala Town (245) [-seventeen]

229 Albania, Tirana (223) [six]

230 Ethiopia, Addis Ababa (231) [-1]

231 United states of america, St Louis MO (224) [seven]

232 United states of america, Memphis Tenn (229) [3]

233 Lesotho, Maseru (220) [thirteen]

234 Costa Rica, San Jose (235) [-1]

235 Madagascar, Antananarivo (227) [eight]

236 United states of america, El Paso Tex (228) [eight]

237 Armenia, Yerevan (225) [12]

238 Eritrea, Asmara (254) [-sixteen]

239 Congo, Brazzaville (214) [25]

240 Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo (232) [eight]

241 Oman, Muscat (237) [four]

242 Mauritania, Nouakchott (234) [eight]

243 Belize, Belmopan (236) [seven]

244 Uganda, Kampala (242) [2]

245 Panama, Panama Town (240) [five]

246 El Salvador, San Salvador (239) [seven]

247 Nicaragua, Managua (238) [nine]

248 Burundi, Bujumbura (241) [seven]

249 China, Shenzhen (253) [-four]

250 China, Wuhan (260) [-10]

251 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (247) [four]

252 Laos, Vientiane (243) [nine]

253 Bangladesh, Dhaka (248) [five]

254 China, Dalian (272) [-eighteen]

255 Tunisia, Tunis (250) [five]

256 Saint Lucia, Castries (249) [seven]

257 China, Macao (255) [2]

258 Swaziland, Mbabane (251) [seven]

259 Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek (274) [-fifteen]

260 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo (256) [four]

261 Uzbekistan, Tashkent (275) [-fourteen]

262 Nepal, Kathmandu (263) [-1]

263 Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar (280) [-seventeen]

264 Paraguay, Asuncion (268) [-four]

265 Tonga, Nuku’Alofa (264) [1]

266 Iraq, Baghdad (258) [eight]

267 Suriname, Paramaribo (259) [eight]

268 Libya, Tripoli (265) [3]

269 Pakistan, Lahore (261) [eight]

270 Bolivia, La Paz (262) [eight]

271 Pakistan, Islamabad (266) [five]

272 China, Guangzhou (278) [-six]

273 Pakistan, Karachi (267) [six]

274 Ecuador, Quito (269) [five]

275 Cambodia, Phnom Penh (270) [five]

276 Sri Lanka, Colombo (271) [five]

277 Tajikistan, Dushanbe (273) [four]

278 Bhutan, Thimphu (276) [2]

279 Argentina, Buenos Aires (277) [2]

280 Yemen, Sanaa (279) [1]

281 China, Tianjin (281) []

282 Zimbabwe, Harare (282) []