World-wide Price of Living Rank of 300 International Spots Globe Large September 2010

Tokyo is the costliest metropolis in the entire world in which to live of 300 international locations, surveyed in September 2010 by Xpatulator.com. Though Tokyo is reasonably low-cost for items this kind of as alcoholic beverages & tobacco (ranked 145), it is the most high-priced for groceries and healthcare, and home lodging costs. Tokyo has always been reasonably high-priced. This trend has strengthened all over again recently, as a end result of the Japanese Yen having attained in price by about eighteen% in opposition to the United States Greenback in the previous two decades.

As the most high-priced metropolis in the entire world, Tokyo has an over-all price of living index of 155.four (New York = a hundred), even though Dubai (ranked sixty in the entire world) has a price of living index of 88.84. For that reason Tokyo’s price of living is 75% increased than Dubai. That means that an expatriate earning USD$5,000 per month in Dubai would need to receive USD$eight,750 per month in Tokyo to enable them to have the exact same purchasing energy, and as a result a very similar standard of living as they had in Dubai. The price of living for an expatriate is impacted by equally the availability and prices, of products and services agent of an expatriate life style, nearby inflation, and the exchange amount among the residence and host state. As a end result the price of living has a considerable influence of an expatriate’s income package deal.

Caracas has moved up the rankings to come to be the 2nd most high-priced metropolis to stay in. Caracas is most high-priced spot in the entire world for furniture and appliances, recreation and tradition as nicely as for inns dining places and meals out. Caracas is the 2nd most high-priced spot for alcoholic beverages and tobacco, groceries, and healthcare.

Hong Kong is the third most high-priced metropolis in the entire world for expatriates to stay in. The higher over-all price of living rank for Hong Kong is principally a end result of two high-priced basket groups. Hong Kong is the third most high-priced metropolis in the entire world for healthcare, and is the 2nd most high-priced metropolis in the entire world for home lodging, which commonly contains thirty% of an expatriate’s bills. Hong Kong is a superior illustration of why many worldwide corporations compensate separately for healthcare as nicely as home similar costs this kind of as housing rental, drinking water, electrical power, home gas, home fuels, nearby premiums and household taxes. Things that are provided by the employer need to be excluded from a price of living index calculation. The price of living index for Hong Kong excluding healthcare and home similar costs is substantially reduced than it is really over-all price of living index of 128.9 (New York = a hundred).

Hong Kong is reasonably low-cost for recreation & tradition (ranked 241 in the entire world), education (ranked 259 in the entire world), as nicely as furniture & appliances (ranked 268 in the entire world).

Osaka, ranked fourth, is a new addition to the rankings. Osaka is most high-priced for home lodging (ranked 3 in the entire world), healthcare (ranked 5 in the entire world) and groceries (ranked 6 in the entire world).

Sao Paulo, a different new addition to the rankings, is the fifth most high-priced metropolis in the entire world. Sao Paulo is the most high-priced spot in the entire world for education, and is ranked 2nd most high-priced for clothes. The Brazilian Real has strengthened by eleven% in opposition to the United States Greenback in the previous 12 months, whilst it is however weaker than it was two decades in the past. Sao Paulo is ranked in the major 55 most high-priced towns in the entire world for every of the 13 basket groups.

Asia-Pacific has four of the ten most high-priced towns in the entire world. Tokyo is 1st and Hong Kong the third most high-priced spot in the entire world (and most high-priced in increased China), although Osaka is the third most high-priced metropolis in Asia-Pacific (ranked four in the entire world), followed by Nagoya (ranked 6 in the entire world).

Metropolitan areas in mainland China continue to be reasonably low-cost, primarily due to the pegging of the Chinese Yuan to the US Greenback which has kept costs down. In mainland China, Shanghai (ranked fifteen in the entire world), and Beijing (ranked 116 in the entire world) are the most high-priced locations. The most affordable metropolis surveyed in China is Tianjin (ranked 281 in the entire world) with a price of living index of sixty.34 (New York = a hundred). The most affordable metropolis in Asia-Pacific is Nuku’Alofa in Tonga (ranked 299 in the entire world) with a price of living index of fifty four.forty five (New York = a hundred).

Most high-priced towns in Asia-Pacific (World-wide rank in brackets)
one. Japan, Tokyo (one)
2. China, Hong Kong (3)
3. Japan, Osaka (four)
four. Japan, Nagoya (6)
5. Japan, Yokohama (eleven)
6. China, Shanghai (fifteen)
7. Singapore (twenty)
eight. Australia, Sydney (22)
9. Korea Republic of, Seoul (24)
ten. Australia, Canberra (twenty five)

South Asia is the the very least high-priced area in the entire world for expatriates to stay in. The most high-priced metropolis surveyed is Mumbai (ranked ninety four in the entire world), followed by New Delhi (ranked 127 in the entire world), and Chennai (ranked 129 in the entire world). The Indian Rupee has weakened by 7% in opposition to the United States Greenback over the previous two decades. The most affordable metropolis in South Asia is Thimphu in Bhutan (ranked 298 in the entire world).

Most high-priced towns in South Asia (World-wide rank in brackets)
one. India, Mumbai (ninety four)
2. India, New Delhi (127)
3. India, Chennai (129)
four. India, Calcutta (a hundred thirty)
5. Maldives, Male (a hundred thirty five)
6. India, Hyderabad (142)
7. India, Bangalore (a hundred and sixty)
eight. Afghanistan, Kabul (194)
9. Bangladesh, Dhaka (263)
ten. Pakistan, Lahore 276)

Europe’s most high-priced towns are all those that are not on the Euro. The most high-priced metropolis in Europe is Geneva (ranked eight in the entire world), even though Zurich is Europe’s third most high-priced metropolis (ranked ten in the entire world), generating Switzerland the most high-priced state in Europe. The Swiss Franc has strengthened by eight% in the previous 12 months and by sixteen% over the previous 2 decades. Geneva is followed by Moscow (ranked 9 in the entire world), which had fallen in the price of living rankings past 12 months and shot back up to sixth most high-priced metropolis in Europe previously this 12 months. The Russian Rouble has strengthened 14% in opposition to the Euro in the previous 12 months.

Oslo is the fourth most high-priced metropolis in Europe (ranked twelve in the entire world), followed by Copenhagen (ranked sixteen in the entire world). The most affordable metropolis in Europe is Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ranked 292 in the entire world) with a price of living index of 57.fifteen (New York = a hundred).

Most high-priced towns in Europe (World-wide rank in brackets)
one. Switzerland, Geneva (eight)
2. Russia, Moscow (9)
3. Switzerland, Zurich (ten)
four. Norway, Oslo (twelve)
5. Denmark, Copenhagen (sixteen)
6. Liechtenstein, Vaduz (seventeen)
7. United Kingdom, London (23)
eight. France, Paris (26)
9. Monaco, Monaco (29)
ten. Jersey, Saint Helier (34)

The Center East has seasoned a drop in inflation in most towns over the previous two decades next a number of decades of reasonably higher inflation. The solid website link of most regional currencies to the United States Greenback has resulted in many regional currencies strengthening in opposition to other key currencies. The United States Greenback has strengthened in opposition to the Euro by all over 21% in the previous two decades generating imports from Europe into the area cheaper.

Abu Dhabi (ranked 19 in the entire world) is the most high-priced metropolis in the Center East, followed by Doha (ranked 28 in the entire world), and Bahrain (ranked 47 in the entire world). Dubai is the fourth most high-priced metropolis in the Center East (ranked sixty in the entire world) with a price of living index of 88.84 (New York = a hundred). Family lodging, which contains thirty% of the 13 basket groups dependent on expatriate expenditure norms, has fallen radically in Dubai in the previous 12 months, as a end result of over-offer, supplied the influence of the fiscal crises. The most affordable metropolis surveyed in the Center East (and most affordable in the entire world) is Sanaa in Yemen (ranked 300 in the entire world) with a price of living index of 50.42, fifty percent that of New York which has a price of living index of a hundred.

Most high-priced towns in the Center East (World-wide rank in brackets)
one. United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi (19)
2. Qatar, Doha (28)
3. Bahrain, Manama (47)
four. United Arab Emirates, Dubai (sixty)
5. Israel, Jerusalem (82)
6. Lebanon, Beirut (119)
7. Palestinian Territories, West Lender (141)
eight. Syria, Damascus (146)
9. Iran, Tehran (158)
ten. Kuwait, Kuwait Town (163)

The Americas most high-priced metropolis is now Caracas, which is the world’s 2nd most high-priced metropolis to stay in, mainly as a end result of the modern devaluation of the formal exchange amount.

Brazil has 3 of the four most high-priced towns in the Americas. New additions to the rankings, Sao Paulo (ranked 5 in the entire world), and Rio de Janeiro (ranked 7 in the entire world) are followed by Brasilia (ranked 13 in the entire world.

Nassau (ranked eighteen in the entire world) is the fifth most high-priced metropolis, even though New York (ranked 21 in the entire world) is the sixth most high-priced metropolis in the America’s and most high-priced in the United States of America. The most affordable metropolis to stay in the Americas is La Paz in Bolivia (ranked 294 in the entire world). The most affordable metropolis surveyed in the United States of America is Indianapolis Ind (ranked 279 in the entire world).

Most high-priced towns in the Americas (World-wide rank in brackets)
one. Venezuela, Caracas (2)
2. Brazil, Sao Paulo (5)
3. Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (7)
four. Brazil, Brasilia (13)
5. Bahamas, Nassau (eighteen)
6. United states, New York NY (21)
7. Canada, Toronto (31)
eight. Trinidad and Tobago, Port-of-Spain (32)
9. Bermuda, Hamilton (36)
ten. Canada, Vancouver (42)

The full September 2010 record of all 300 worldwide locations making use of all 13 basket groups is as follows:

September 2010 Rank State, Town

one Japan, Tokyo

2 Venezuela, Caracas

3 China, Hong Kong

four Japan, Osaka

5 Brazil, Sao Paulo

6 Japan, Nagoya

7 Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

eight Switzerland, Geneva

9 Russia, Moscow

ten Switzerland, Zurich

eleven Japan, Yokohama

twelve Norway, Oslo

13 Brazil, Brasilia

14 Angola, Luanda

fifteen China, Shanghai

sixteen Denmark, Copenhagen

seventeen Liechtenstein, Vaduz

eighteen Bahamas, Nassau

19 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

twenty Singapore, Singapore

21 United states, New York NY

22 Australia, Sydney

23 United Kingdom, London

24 Korea Republic of, Seoul

twenty five Australia, Canberra

26 France, Paris

27 Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby

28 Qatar, Doha

29 Monaco, Monaco

thirty Vanuatu, Port Vila

31 Canada, Toronto

32 Trinidad and Tobago, Port-of-Spain

33 Nigeria, Lagos

34 Jersey, Saint Helier

35 Russia, St. Petersburg

36 Bermuda, Hamilton

37 Solomon Islands, Honiara

38 Taiwan, Taipei

39 Australia, Melbourne

40 Australia, Perth

41 Azerbaijan, Baku

42 Canada, Vancouver

forty three Guernsey, St Peter Port

44 Austria, Vienna

forty five Germany, Munich

46 Kiribati, South Tarawa

47 Bahrain, Manama

forty eight Isle of Guy, Douglas

forty nine Italy, Milan

50 United Kingdom, Glasgow

51 Gabon, Libreville

52 Finland, Helsinki

53 Canada, Calgary

fifty four Falkland Islands, Stanley

55 Sudan, Khartoum

fifty six Germany, Frankfurt

57 Italy, Rome

58 Micronesia, Palikir

59 Congo Democratic Rep, Kinshasa

sixty United Arab Emirates, Dubai

sixty one Cayman Islands, George Town

62 Chad, NDjamena

sixty three United states, San Francisco Calif

64 Saint Helena, Jamestown

65 Croatia, Zagreb

66 United states, Boston Mass

67 Germany, Cologne

sixty eight Turkey, Istanbul

69 Canada, Montreal

70 United Kingdom, Birmingham

71 Belgium, Brussels

seventy two New Caledonia, Noumea

seventy three Mali, Bamako

74 Netherlands, Amsterdam

75 United Kingdom, Leeds

seventy six Slovakia, Bratislava

77 United states, Washington DC

seventy eight Indonesia, Jakarta

seventy nine San Marino, San Marino

eighty Central African Republic, Bangui

81 Germany, Hamburg

82 Israel, Jerusalem

eighty three Australia, Brisbane

84 United states, San Jose Calif

eighty five Estonia, Tallinn

86 Ireland, Dublin

87 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

88 Kazakhstan, Almaty

89 Sierra Leone, Freetown

90 Iceland, Reykjavik

91 Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome

ninety two Germany, Berlin

ninety three Germany, Bonn

ninety four India, Mumbai

95 Jamaica, Kingston

ninety six Djibouti, Djibouti

97 United Kingdom, Belfast

ninety eight Congo, Brazzaville

ninety nine United states, Anchorage AK

a hundred United states, Philadelphia Pa

one zero one Uruguay, Montevideo

102 New Zealand, Auckland

103 Liberia, Monrovia

104 Canada, Ottawa

one hundred and five Spain, Madrid

106 France, Lyon

107 Colombia, Bogota

108 Barbados, Bridgetown

109 Sweden, Stockholm

one hundred ten Martinique, Fort-de-France

111 Czech Republic, Prague

112 Cameroon, Douala

113 Australia, Adelaide

114 Vatican Town, Vatican Town

a hundred and fifteen Turkey, Ankara

116 China, Beijing

117 Puerto Rico, San Juan

118 Nauru, Yaren

119 Lebanon, Beirut

120 Zambia, Lusaka

121 United states, Los Angeles Calif

122 France, Marseille

123 Cameroon, Yaounde

124 Cook dinner Islands, Avarua

a hundred twenty five Spain, Barcelona

126 Guam, Hagatna

127 India, New Delhi

128 Samoa, Apia

129 India, Chennai

a hundred thirty India, Calcutta

131 Ghana, Accra

132 Marshall Islands, Majuro

133 Cote DIvoire, Abidjan

134 Greenland, Nuuk

a hundred thirty five Maldives, Male

136 Hungary, Budapest

137 Malawi, Lilongwe

138 Turkmenistan, Ashgabat

139 United states, San Diego Calif

one hundred forty Rwanda, Kigali

141 Palestinian Territories, West Lender

142 India, Hyderabad

143 United states, Chicago Unwell

a hundred and forty four Chile, Santiago

145 United states, Portland Ore

146 Syria, Damascus

147 Malta, Velletta

148 Peru, Lima

149 Tuvalu, Funafuti

one hundred fifty Namibia, Windhoek

151 United states, Baltimore Md

152 Ukraine, Kiev

153 South Africa, Johannesburg

154 Portugal, Lisbon

155 United states, Seattle Clean

156 Tanzania, Dar es Salaam

157 Guadeloupe, Basse-Terre

158 Iran, Tehran

159 Togo, Lome

a hundred and sixty India, Bangalore

161 United states, Miami Fla

162 Guinea, Conakry

163 Kuwait, Kuwait Town

164 Senegal, Dakar

165 Guinea-Bissau, Bissau

166 Comores, Moroni

167 Timor-Leste, Dili

168 Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan

169 Cape Verde, Praia

170 Philippines, Manila

171 Madagascar, Antananarivo

172 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou

173 Thailand, Bangkok

174 Mexico, Mexico Town

175 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kingstown

176 Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

177 Andorra, Andorra la Vella

178 Greece, Athens

179 French Polynesia, Papeete

180 Guatemala, Guatemala Town

181 Lithuania, Vilnius

182 Georgia Republic of, Tbilisi

183 Somalia, Mogadishu

184 United states, Phoenix Ariz

185 Honduras, Tegucigalpa

186 Montenegro, Podgorica

187 South Africa, Pretoria

188 Egypt, Cairo

189 Guyana, Georgetown

190 United states, Las Vegas Nev

191 South Africa, Cape Town

192 Poland, Warsaw

193 Armenia, Yerevan

194 Afghanistan, Kabul

195 Haiti, Port-au-Prince

196 Gibraltar, Gibraltar

197 Cuba, Havana

198 Cyprus, Nicosia

199 Jordan, Amman

two hundred Fiji, Suva

201 United states, Detroit Mich

202 Benin, Cotonou

203 United states, Denver Colo

204 Grenada, Saint Georges

205 Palau, Melekeok

206 Seychelles, Victoria

207 Panama, Panama Town

208 South Africa, Durban

209 United states, Cleveland Ohio

210 Costa Rica, San Jose

211 Kenya, Nairobi

212 Belarus, Minsk

213 Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre

214 United states, Atlanta GA

215 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

216 Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan

217 United states, Charlotte NC

218 Iraq, Baghdad

219 Algeria, Algiers

220 Dominica, Roseau

221 Oman, Muscat

222 United states, Jacksonville Fla

223 Gambia, Banjul

224 Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Johns

225 United states, Milwaukee Wis

226 Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo

227 Eritrea, Asmara

228 United states, Pittsburgh Penn

229 Botswana, Gaborone

230 Mozambique, Maputo

231 French Guiana, Cayenne

232 Serbia, Belgrade

233 Niger, Niamey

234 Slovenia, Ljubljana

235 United states, Tampa Fla

236 China, Wuhan

237 China, Shenzhen

238 Latvia, Riga

239 Saudi Arabia, Jeddah

240 United states, Dallas Tex

241 Vietnam, Hanoi

242 United states, Fort Truly worth Tex

243 Laos, Vientiane

244 United states, San Antonio Tex

245 Moldova, Chisinau

246 United states, Houston Tex

247 China, Dalian

248 Nicaragua, Managua

249 Burundi, Bujumbura

250 Belize, Belmopan

251 United states, Columbus Ohio

252 United states, St Louis MO

253 Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar

254 China, Macao

255 Romania, Bucharest

256 Equatorial Guinea, Malabo

257 United states, Austin Tex

258 Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

259 Macedonia, Skopje

260 El Salvador, San Salvador

261 Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Town

262 Mauritania, Nouakchott

263 Bangladesh, Dhaka

264 United states, El Paso Tex

265 Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek

266 Mauritius, Port Louis

267 Saint Lucia, Castries

268 United states, Memphis Tenn

269 Argentina, Buenos Aires

270 Paraguay, Asuncion

271 Kosovo, Pristina

272 Ecuador, Quito

273 Myanmar, Yangon

274 China, Guangzhou

275 Lesotho, Maseru

276 Pakistan, Lahore

277 Morocco, Rabat

278 Bulgaria, Sofia

279 United states, Indianapolis Ind

280 Swaziland, Mbabane

281 China, Tianjin

282 Zimbabwe, Harare

283 Pakistan, Islamabad

284 Nepal, Kathmandu

285 Suriname, Paramaribo

286 Albania, Tirana

287 Uzbekistan, Tashkent

288 Pakistan, Karachi

289 Uganda, Kampala

290 Korea Democratic Republic of, Pyongyang

291 Tajikistan, Dushanbe

292 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

293 Libya, Tripoli

294 Bolivia, La Paz

295 Cambodia, Phnom Penh

296 Sri Lanka, Colombo

297 Tunisia, Tunis

298 Bhutan, Thimphu

299 Tonga, NukuAlofa

300 Yemen, Sanaa

Notes:
Figures utilised in this report were taken from the Xpatulator.com price of living databases as at 1 September 2010. The ranks are dependent on the over-all price of living index making use of all 13 basket groups with New York as the base metropolis (Price of living index = a hundred).