Worldwide Charge Of Residing April 2010

The rank of the overall worldwide value of residing indexes is reported as at April 2010 using New York as the base city. The indexes are calculated using the rates for specific quantities of the identical merchandise and solutions in just about every area, based on expatriate expending styles throughout thirteen broad classes (Basket Teams).

The value of residing examined is the value of retaining an expatriate conventional of residing. When comparing the value of residing involving different areas the objective is to determine the big difference in the value of residing and categorical this as a value of residing index by dividing the value of residing in Site A by the value of residing in Site B.

The value of residing index studies the big difference in the value of residing involving the 2 areas for the identical objects purchased. For example an index of a hundred and forty implies that the Site is forty% more pricey than the comparator Site. This would imply that a individual who moves involving the two areas would want to gain forty% more, to have the identical conventional of residing as they have currently.

Tokyo is the overall most pricey area in the environment for expats. Tokyo is also the most pricey area in the environment for accommodation, although it is the fourth most pricey area in the environment for groceries. Brasilia has moved up 9 locations from 12th in October 2009 to be the 3rd most pricey area in the environment to stay for expatriates. Sydney has rocketed up the rankings to tenth having been ranked 15th in January this year. Dubai has dropped one more 8 locations following dropping 9 locations in the former quarter to tumble out of the leading ten and is now ranked 26th, but curiously is nonetheless the most pricey area for dining establishments, meals out and hotel prices.

The speediest mover upwards is Ashgabat in Turkmenistan having moved up 94 locations from 257rd to 163. The relative value of residing for expatriates in Gibraltar has also improved substantially having moved up 94 locations to 92. South Africa has experienced a major improve in world wide value of residing phrases mainly thanks to the strengthening of the Rand. Cape Town has moved up fifty three locations to be ranked 193rd.

Liquor & 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 Transport.

The April 2010 overall worldwide value of residing rank, alongside one another with the former Quarter’s rank, and the alter in rank is as follows:

April 2010 Rank Country, City (Jan 2010 Rank)[Transform in Rank]

1 Japan, Tokyo (1) []
2 Switzerland, Geneva (2) []
3 Brazil, Brasilia (3) []
four Switzerland, Zurich (four) []
five Norway, Oslo (6) [-1]
6 Denmark, Copenhagen (7) [-1]
7 Venezuela, Caracas (8) [-1]
8 China, Hong Kong (five) [3]
9 Liechtenstein, Vaduz (9) []
ten Australia, Sydney (15) [-five]
11 Central African Republic, Bangui (ten) [1]
12 Kiribati, South Tarawa (24) [-12]
thirteen New Caledonia, Noumea (thirteen) []
14 Greenland, Nuuk (14) []
15 Germany, Munich (sixteen) [-1]
sixteen France, Paris (seventeen) [-1]
seventeen Solomon Islands, Honiara (20) [-3]
eighteen Cameroon, Douala (12) [6]
19 Bermuda, Hamilton (25) [-6]
20 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 (11) [thirteen]
25 Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby (27) [-2]
26 United Arab Emirates, Dubai (eighteen) [8]
27 Germany, Frankfurt (29) [-2]
28 Korea Republic of, Seoul (26) [2]
29 Gabon, Libreville (33) [-four]
thirty United Kingdom, London (37) [-7]
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 (forty three) [-6]
38 Australia, Canberra (forty four) [-6]
39 Ireland, Dublin (39) []
forty Comores, Moroni (42) [-2]
forty one Qatar, Doha (34) [7]
42 Angola, Luanda (19) [23]
forty three Isle of Male, Douglas (fifty two) [-9]
forty four Belgium, Brussels (45) [-1]
45 Netherlands, Amsterdam (50) [-five]
forty six Australia, Perth (fifty nine) [-thirteen]
47 Micronesia, Palikir (49) [-2]
forty eight Mali, Bamako (forty) [8]
49 Germany, Hamburg (47) [2]
50 Germany, Bonn (forty eight) [2]
fifty one Slovakia, Bratislava (fifty three) [-2]
fifty two Cameroon, Yaounde (forty six) [6]
fifty three Taiwan, Taipei (forty one) [12]
54 Guernsey, St Peter Port (61) [-7]
fifty five Spain, Madrid (sixty two) [-7]
fifty six Congo Democratic Republic, Kinshasa (sixty three) [-7]
fifty seven Canada, Toronto (sixty) [-3]
58 Iceland, Reykjavik (64) [-6]
fifty nine Togo, Lome (fifty one) [8]
sixty Singapore, Singapore (sixty five) [-five]
61 Turkey, Ankara (fifty six) [five]
sixty two Germany, Berlin (66) [-four]
sixty three United states of america, New York NY (54) [9]
64 Nigeria, Lagos (58) [6]
sixty five Bahamas, Nassau (fifty five) [ten]
66 Bahrain, Manama (fifty seven) [9]
sixty seven Tuvalu, Funafuti (72) [-five]
68 Jersey, Saint Helier (seventy four) [-6]
69 United states of america, Boston Mass (sixty seven) [2]
70 Vatican City, Vatican City (seventy three) [-3]
71 Spain, Barcelona (seventy six) [-five]
72 United states of america, San Jose Calif (70) [2]
seventy three Nauru, Yaren (75) [-2]
seventy four United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi (71) [3]
75 Senegal, Dakar (eighty) [-five]
seventy six Canada, Vancouver (78) [-2]
77 United states of america, San Francisco Calif (68) [9]
78 Luxembourg, Luxembourg (seventy nine) [-1]
seventy nine Czech Republic, Prague (69) [ten]
eighty Hungary, Budapest (eighty three) [-3]
81 United Kingdom, Glasgow (89) [-8]
82 Estonia, Tallinn (82) []
eighty three Palau, Melekeok (81) [2]
eighty four Falkland Islands, Stanley (ninety three) [-9]
eighty five Sweden, Stockholm (eighty four) [1]
86 Australia, Brisbane (102) [-sixteen]
87 Portugal, Lisbon (ninety one) [-four]
88 Canada, Calgary (ninety five) [-7]
89 Guinea-Bissau, Bissau (eighty five) [four]
90 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou (96) [-6]
ninety one Colombia, Bogota (77) [14]
92 Gibraltar, Gibraltar (186) [-94]
ninety three Malta, Velletta (90) [3]
94 United states of america, Anchorage AK (94) []
ninety five Djibouti, Djibouti (86) [9]
96 Cote D’Ivoire, Abidjan (97) [-1]
97 United Kingdom, Birmingham (108) [-11]
ninety eight New Zealand, Auckland (113) [-15]
ninety nine Azerbaijan, Baku (ninety nine) []
one hundred Haiti, Port-au-Prince (92) [8]
a hundred and one United states of america, Philadelphia Pa (103) [-2]
102 United states of america, Los Angeles Calif (a hundred and one) [1]
103 Andorra, Andorra la Vella (109) [-6]
104 Benin, Cotonou (104) []
one hundred and five United Kingdom, Leeds (117) [-12]
106 Greece, Athens (one hundred fifteen) [-9]
107 United states of america, Washington DC (112) [-five]
108 Trinidad and Tobago, Port-of-Spain (one hundred) [8]
109 Samoa, Apia (107) [2]
a hundred and ten China, Beijing (121) [-11]
111 Sudan, Khartoum (a hundred thirty) [-19]
112 Cayman Islands, George Town (111) [1]
113 Serbia, Belgrade (106) [7]
114 Montenegro, Podgorica (128) [-14]
one hundred fifteen Canada, Montreal (120) [-five]
116 Lebanon, Beirut (one hundred and five) [11]
117 Cape Verde, Praia (118) [-1]
118 Saint Helena, Jamestown (one hundred twenty five) [-7]
119 United states of america, Baltimore Md (116) [3]
120 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]
one hundred twenty five Marshall Islands, Majuro (131) [-6]
126 Israel, Jerusalem (a hundred and ten) [sixteen]
127 Lithuania, Vilnius (126) [1]
128 Australia, Adelaide (a hundred forty five) [-seventeen]
129 Poland, Warsaw (136) [-7]
a hundred thirty Saudi Arabia, Riyadh (124) [6]
131 Zambia, Lusaka (123) [8]
132 Indonesia, Jakarta (127) [five]
133 United states of america, Seattle Wash (133) []
134 Kuwait, Kuwait City (a hundred and forty) [-6]
135 Chile, Santiago (172) [-37]
136 China, Shanghai (173) [-37]
137 Martinique, Fort-de-France (139) [-2]
138 Niger, Niamey (135) [3]
139 United states of america, Miami Fla (134) [five]
a hundred and 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) [-8]
a hundred and forty four Mauritius, Port Louis (a hundred and forty four) []
a hundred forty five Guinea, Conakry (114) [31]
146 India, New Delhi (153) [-7]
147 Latvia, Riga (148) [-1]
148 Puerto Rico, San Juan (146) [2]
149 Jordan, Amman (142) [7]
150 India, Chennai (159) [-9]
151 Tanzania, Dar es Salaam (132) [19]
152 Cyprus, Nicosia (163) [-11]
153 Georgia Republic of, Tbilisi (147) [6]
154 Guam, Hagatna (152) [2]
155 Slovenia, Ljubljana (162) [-7]
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) [11]
161 Botswana, Gaborone (150) [11]
162 India, Calcutta (166) [-four]
163 Turkmenistan, Ashgabat (257) [-94]
164 India, Hyderabad (171) [-7]
a hundred sixty five Liberia, Monrovia (154) [11]
166 Rwanda, Kigali (156) [ten]
167 Maldives, Male (155) [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 (a hundred sixty five) [8]
174 United states of america, Atlanta GA (a hundred and seventy) [four]
a hundred seventy five 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 (a hundred seventy five) [four]
one hundred eighty Ghana, Accra (ninety eight) [82]
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) [-11]
185 United states of america, Pittsburgh Penn (185) []
186 Timor-Leste, Dili (178) [8]
187 Korea Democratic Republic of, Pyongyang (205) [-eighteen]
188 Romania, Bucharest (179) [9]
189 Somalia, Mogadishu (194) [-five]
one hundred ninety Mexico, Mexico City (193) [-3]
191 United states of america, Austin Tex (196) [-five]
192 Algeria, Algiers (one hundred eighty) [12]
193 South Africa, Cape Town (246) [-fifty three]
194 United states of america, Columbus Ohio (198) [-four]
195 Gambia, Banjul (184) [11]
196 Honduras, Tegucigalpa (189) [7]
197 India, Bangalore (209) [-12]
198 Philippines, Manila (one hundred ninety) [8]
199 Antigua and Barbuda, Saint John’s (187) [12]
two hundred Bulgaria, Sofia (211) [-11]
201 Afghanistan, Kabul (191) [ten]
202 Syria, Damascus (203) [-1]
203 Kosovo, Pristina (206) [-3]
204 Morocco, Rabat (197) [7]
205 United states of america, Fort Truly worth Tex (two hundred) [five]
206 United states of america, Las Vegas Nev (204) [2]
207 Mozambique, Maputo (157) [50]
208 Myanmar, Yangon (218) [-ten]
209 Iran, Tehran (188) [21]
210 South Africa, Pretoria (233) [-23]
211 Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre (201) [ten]
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) [7]
216 Egypt, Cairo (230) [-14]
217 Cuba, Havana (202) [15]
218 Namibia, Windhoek (199) [19]
219 South Africa, Durban (252) [-33]
220 Peru, Lima (207) [thirteen]
221 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kingstown (212) [9]
222 United states of america, Houston Tex (213) [9]
223 Guyana, Georgetown (221) [2]
224 Thailand, Bangkok (215) [9]
225 United states of america, Indianapolis Ind (219) [6]
226 Vietnam, Hanoi (222) [four]
227 Dominica, Roseau (226) [1]
228 Guatemala, Guatemala City (245) [-seventeen]
229 Albania, Tirana (223) [6]
230 Ethiopia, Addis Ababa (231) [-1]
231 United states of america, St Louis MO (224) [7]
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) [8]
236 United states of america, El Paso Tex (228) [8]
237 Armenia, Yerevan (225) [12]
238 Eritrea, Asmara (254) [-sixteen]
239 Congo, Brazzaville (214) [25]
240 Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo (232) [8]
241 Oman, Muscat (237) [four]
242 Mauritania, Nouakchott (234) [8]
243 Belize, Belmopan (236) [7]
244 Uganda, Kampala (242) [2]
245 Panama, Panama City (240) [five]
246 El Salvador, San Salvador (239) [7]
247 Nicaragua, Managua (238) [9]
248 Burundi, Bujumbura (241) [7]
249 China, Shenzhen (253) [-four]
250 China, Wuhan (260) [-ten]
251 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (247) [four]
252 Laos, Vientiane (243) [9]
253 Bangladesh, Dhaka (248) [five]
254 China, Dalian (272) [-eighteen]
255 Tunisia, Tunis (250) [five]
256 Saint Lucia, Castries (249) [7]
257 China, Macao (255) [2]
258 Swaziland, Mbabane (251) [7]
259 Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek (274) [-15]
260 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo (256) [four]
261 Uzbekistan, Tashkent (275) [-14]
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) [8]
267 Suriname, Paramaribo (259) [8]
268 Libya, Tripoli (265) [3]
269 Pakistan, Lahore (261) [8]
270 Bolivia, La Paz (262) [8]
271 Pakistan, Islamabad (266) [five]
272 China, Guangzhou (278) [-6]
273 Pakistan, Karachi (267) [6]
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) []