This report provides you with the rank of Household cost of living indexes as at April 2010 for each of our 282 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, based on expatriate spending patterns across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups).
Household costs include housing, water, electricity, household gas, household fuels, local rates and residential taxes such as house / flat mortgage, house / flat rental, household electricity consumption, household gas / fuel consumption, household water consumption, and local property rates / taxes / levies.
The April 2010 household international cost of living rank is as follows:
April 2010 Top Ten Rank Country, City
1 Japan, Tokyo
2 China, Hong Kong
3 Venezuela, Caracas
4 Taiwan, Taipei
5 Korea Republic of, Seoul
6 United Arab Emirates, Dubai
7 Angola, Luanda
8 Qatar, Doha
9 Croatia, Zagreb
10 Singapore, Singapore
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