Cost of Living Survey
Mercer Cost of Living Survey
Tokyo, Japan is the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, according to the 2009 Cost of Living Survey from Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
In Mercer’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 the US dollar. Tokyo scores 143.7 points and is nearly three times as costly as Johannesburg with an index score of 49.6.
Mercer's annual Cost of Living Survey covers 143 cities across six continents and measures the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. It is the world’s most comprehensive cost of living survey and is used to help multinational companies and governments determine compensation allowances for their expatriate employees.
You can download a pdf copy of the 143 cities, amongst which you will find Kiev, Ukraine ranked in 81st place. Just click on the link, below:
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