This report provides you with the rank of Miscellaneous cost of living indexes as at April 2011 for each of our 300 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). Our calculators make use of the cost of living indexes, based on your input and Xpatulator's data, to create reports online which you can save, e-mail or convert to a pdf file.
Miscellaneous costs include stationary, linen and general goods and services such as domestic help, dry cleaning, linen, office supplies, newspapers and magazines, and postage stamps.
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The April 2011 miscellaneous international cost of living rank is as follows:
April 2011 Top Ten Rank Country, City
1 Russia, Moscow
2 Eritrea, Asmara
3 Russia, St. Petersburg
4 Central African Republic, Bangui
5 Norway, Oslo
6 Guinea-Bissau, Bissau
7 United Kingdom, London
8 Estonia, Tallinn
9 Finland, Helsinki
10 Syria, Damascus
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