Top 10 Most Expensive Cities in 2010 by Numbeo's Cost of Living International Rankings

Based on 30 goods and services, Numbeo.com cost of living survey were conducted by 941 contributors from 382 locations. Most expensive cities (including rent) are Stavanger and Oslo in Norway.
 
 
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Jan. 14, 2010 - PRLog -- Based on 30 goods and services, Numbeo.com cost of living survey were conducted by 941 contributors from 382 locations. Most expensive cities (including rent) are Stavanger and Oslo in  Norway. The least expensive are Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai in India.

In Numbeo's survey, New York is used as the base city for the index and scores 100 points, all cities are compared against New York and currency movements are measured against US Dollar and EURO. Copenhagen scores 138.91 points and is nearly three times as costly as Buenos Aires in Argentina with an index score of 47.15.

In the beginning of 2010, most expensive cities (excluding rent) are :
- Stavanger, Norway   (CPI 169.20)
- Oslo, Norway (152.85)
- Breda, Netherlands (139.70)
- Copenhagen, Denmark  (138.91)
- Zurich, Switzerland   (132.03)
- Paris, France    (130.30)
- Geneva, Switzerland (122.69)
- Milan, Italy   (122.58)
- Dublin, Ireland (120.79)
- Brussels, Belgium (120.00)

The least expensive cities in 2010 are Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Pune in India, followed by Kiev (Ukraine), Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine), Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and La Paz (Bolivia).
Rent is most expensive in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) followed by London (United Kingdom), Geneva (Switzerland), Stavanger (Norway) and New York (United States).

Cities with lowest rent are Ahmedabad and Hyderabad in India. Other international citites with low rent are Medellin (Colombia), Constanta (Romania), Asuncion (Paraguay) and Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

On country level most expensive countries in 2010 are Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, Italy and Finland.

The least expensive countries in 2010 are India, Ukraine, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Bolivia, Indonesia, China, Belarus, Ecuador and Romania.

For complete rankings please visit http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/rankings.jsp

About Numbeo.com –
Numbeo.com (http://www.numbeo.com)  is the largest free Internet database about cost of living and property prices worldwide. Numbeo.com allows visitors to estimate their own cost of living expenses if they are relocating. It uses data contributions from people all around the world to make statistical analysis of these data for free availability to everyone in a structured manner. Getting these informations earlier was far more expensive and difficult. Numbeo provides different tools around its data like http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/calculator.jsp (Cost of Living Calculator) and http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_countries.jsp (Cost of Living Comparison). Numbeo publishes yearly indexes such as consumer price index and property market index per city and per country.

The founder of Numbeo.com is Mladen Adamovic. Mladen was a software engineer in Google Inc., Dublin, Ireland between Feb 2007 and Feb 2009. Before joining Google he spent three years teaching and researching at University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He obtained M.Sc. Electrical Engineering from University of Banja Luka in 2006 and B.Sc. Math from University of Belgrade in 2003.

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