Mercer’s World – Cost of living Ranking

Posted: 03 July 2010 by reanxyz in PoliTok, Uncategorized

Bandar Seri Begawan – Bandar Seri Begawan has achieved the accolade of being one of the least expensive places in the world. At a time when the cost of living seems to keep on rising, BSB has emerged as one of the cheapest cities in the world in a major survey published by Mercer on the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2010.

The survey covers 214 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food and clothing.

BSB’s 182nd place is well down the list, placing it amongst cities such as Belfast, Blantyre in Malawi and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Two Japanese cities, Tokyo at number 2 and Osaka (6), top the list in Asia, followed by Hong Kong (jointly ranked 8), Singapore (11) and Seoul (14).

Elsewhere, Jakarta in Indonesia ranks 94, followed by Vietnam’s Hanoi and Thailand’s Bangkok (both at 121) and Kuala Lumpur (138) in Malaysia. Pakistan’s Islamabad (212) and Karachi (214) are the region’s two least expensive cities.

This is the TOP cost of living from the mercer website

http://www.mercer.com/costoflivingpr#City_rankings

Top 50 cities: Cost of living ranking

Rank 2010 City Country
1 LUANDA ANGOLA
2 TOKYO JAPAN
3 NDJAMENA CHAD
4 MOSCOW RUSSIA
5 GENEVA SWITZERLAND
6 OSAKA JAPAN
7 LIBREVILLE GABON
8 ZURICH SWITZERLAND
8 HONG KONG HONG KONG
10 COPENHAGEN DENMARK
11 SINGAPORE SINGAPORE
11 OSLO NORWAY
13 VICTORIA SEYCHELLES
14 SEOUL SOUTH KOREA
15 MILAN ITALY
16 BEIJING CHINA
17 LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
17 PARIS FRANCE
19 TEL AVIV ISRAEL
19 NAGOYA JAPAN
21 SAO PAULO BRAZIL
22 BERN SWITZERLAND
23 NIAMEY NIGER
24 SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
25 SHANGHAI CHINA
26 ROME ITALY
27 NEW YORK UNITED STATES
28 VIENNA AUSTRIA
29 RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL
30 ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA
31 HELSINKI FINLAND
32 DAKAR SENEGAL
33 BANGUI CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
33 MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
35 AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS
36 BAKU AZERBAIJAN
37 BRATISLAVA SLOVAKIA
38 GUANGZHOU CHINA
38 NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA
40 ATHENS GREECE
40 DOUALA CAMEROON
42 SHENZHEN CHINA
42 DUBLIN IRELAND
44 ISTANBUL TURKEY
45 ABIDJAN IVORY COAST
45 HAVANA CUBA
47 PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC
48 BRAZZAVILLE CONGO
49 BARCELONA SPAIN
50 FRANKFURT GERMANY
50 ABU DHABI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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