As Ave Can Vouch

and I can attest as well after my trip there this Spring

Zurich took over from Tokyo as the world’s most expensive city to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s most recent world-wide cost-of-living survey.

The study, which is published twice a year, tracks the prices of goods and services such as food, transportation, utilities, private schools and domestic help to calculate scores for each city, using New York as its base with a score of 100. Real-estate prices aren’t factored into the survey.

Zurich and Tokyo scored 170 and 166, respectively, indicating that they are about 70% and 66% more expensive to live in than New York.

Now if perchance you are looking to stretch your living budget even further…

Karachi, Pakistan, came in 131st out of 131 cities, with a score of 46. Also among the bottom 10 were Mumbai and New Delhi in India; Kathmandu in Nepal; and Dhaka in Bangladesh.

4 Responses to “As Ave Can Vouch”

  1. Ave says:

    Bingley, you know I wouldn’t last long in Karachi.

  2. JeffS says:

    I’m not certain that they serve beer and wine in Karachi, Ave, so The Bingster wouldn’t survive at all.

  3. Yojimbo says:

    I would question that last for Karachi. Most of those other places don’t include the costs of domestic help that are automatic weapons capable.

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    I MIGHT consider Mumbai. New Dehli, not quite much. (My living is in tech – Mumbai isone of the “where it’s at” for India).

    Karachi – well… see the previous posters’ comments. Me… I SHOULD be posting at a site with the URL

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