Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cost of living - Communication - October 2011


Cost of living rank of Communication cost of living indexes as at October 2011 for 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). The 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.

Communication costs include various communication costs such as home telephone rental and call charges, internet connection and service provider fees, mobile / cellular phone contract and calls.

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The October 2011 communication international cost of living rank is as follows:

October 2011 Rank Country, City

1 Italy, Milan
2 Italy, Rome
3 Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby
4 Swaziland, Mbabane
5 New Caledonia, Noumea
6 Equatorial Guinea, Malabo
7 Vatican City, Vatican City
8 Latvia, Riga
9 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou
10 San Marino, San Marino
11 Thailand, Bangkok
12 Cameroon, Douala
13 Gabon, Libreville
14 Solomon Islands, Honiara
15 Colombia, Bogota
16 Norway, Oslo
17 Germany, Munich
18 Peru, Lima
19 Germany, Frankfurt
20 Germany, Cologne
21 Togo, Lome
22 Cameroon, Yaounde
23 Monaco, Monaco
24 Germany, Berlin
25 Germany, Bonn
26 Germany, Hamburg
27 Kenya, Nairobi
28 Brazil, Sao Paulo
29 Slovakia, Bratislava
30 Liechtenstein, Vaduz
31 Saint Lucia, Castries
32 Spain, Madrid
33 Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
34 Botswana, Gaborone
35 Cape Verde, Praia
36 Spain, Barcelona
37 Bolivia, La Paz
38 Switzerland, Geneva
39 Estonia, Tallinn
40 Brazil, Brasilia
41 French Polynesia, Papeete
42 Cote DIvoire, Abidjan
43 USA, Boston Mass
44 China, Beijing
45 Uzbekistan, Tashkent
46 Austria, Vienna
47 Switzerland, Zurich
48 Canada, Toronto
49 Micronesia, Palikir
50 USA, Philadelphia Pa
51 Greece, Athens
52 Djibouti, Djibouti
53 Kiribati, South Tarawa
54 Cuba, Havana
55 Canada, Vancouver
56 Russia, Moscow
57 Gibraltar, Gibraltar
58 Croatia, Zagreb
59 Somalia, Mogadishu
60 Japan, Tokyo
61 Canada, Calgary
62 Bahamas, Nassau
63 Grenada, Saint Georges
64 Tunisia, Tunis
65 Azerbaijan, Baku
66 Nauru, Yaren
67 Kazakhstan, Almaty
68 Korea Democratic Republic of, Pyongyang
69 Canada, Montreal
70 Burundi, Bujumbura
71 Dominica, Roseau
72 France, Paris
73 Chile, Santiago
74 Marshall Islands, Majuro
75 Guinea-Bissau, Bissau
76 United Kingdom, London
77 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kingstown
78 Oman, Muscat
79 Mali, Bamako
80 Pakistan, Lahore
81 Central African Republic, Bangui
82 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
83 Iceland, Reykjavik
84 Turkmenistan, Ashgabat
85 Canada, Ottawa
86 Mexico, Mexico City
87 Pakistan, Islamabad
88 Isle of Man, Douglas
89 Ireland, Dublin
90 Morocco, Rabat
91 Andorra, Andorra la Vella
92 Guernsey, St Peter Port
93 Pakistan, Karachi
94 Tuvalu, Funafuti
95 Netherlands, Amsterdam
96 Costa Rica, San Jose
97 Uruguay, Montevideo
98 Niger, Niamey
99 China, Wuhan
100 United Kingdom, Glasgow
101 Nepal, Kathmandu
102 China, Shenzhen
103 Falkland Islands, Stanley
104 USA, Detroit Mich
105 Vanuatu, Port Vila
106 Qatar, Doha
107 Guadeloupe, Basse-Terre
108 United Kingdom, Birmingham
109 Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
110 Eritrea, Asmara
111 Comores, Moroni
112 Moldova, Chisinau
113 Poland, Warsaw
114 China, Dalian
115 United Kingdom, Leeds
116 Lithuania, Vilnius
117 Guyana, Georgetown
118 Bangladesh, Dhaka
119 USA, Fort Worth Tex
120 Mozambique, Maputo
121 China, Shanghai
122 Jersey, Saint Helier
123 Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre
124 Mauritania, Nouakchott
125 Russia, St. Petersburg
126 Bermuda, Hamilton
127 Maldives, Male
128 USA, Austin Tex
129 USA, St Louis MO
130 USA, Chicago Ill
131 Fiji, Suva
132 Saint Helena, Jamestown
133 France, Lyon
134 United Kingdom, Belfast
135 USA, Baltimore Md
136 Slovenia, Ljubljana
137 China, Guangzhou
138 France, Marseille
139 Palau, Melekeok
140 USA, Dallas Tex
141 USA, Seattle Wash
142 USA, Columbus Ohio
143 Sierra Leone, Freetown
144 Syria, Damascus
145 China, Tianjin
146 Japan, Osaka
147 Denmark, Copenhagen
148 Sweden, Stockholm
149 Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Johns
150 Cook Islands, Avarua
151 Congo Democratic Rep, Kinshasa
152 USA, El Paso Tex
153 Bulgaria, Sofia
154 USA, Houston Tex
155 Australia, Sydney
156 USA, Denver Colo
157 Samoa, Apia
158 Japan, Nagoya
159 USA, Charlotte NC
160 French Guiana, Cayenne
161 Honduras, Tegucigalpa
162 Armenia, Yerevan
163 Belgium, Brussels
164 USA, San Diego Calif
165 USA, Los Angeles Calif
166 Libya, Tripoli
167 Czech Republic, Prague
168 USA, San Antonio Tex
169 USA, Memphis Tenn
170 Australia, Canberra
171 USA, Milwaukee Wis
172 Greenland, Nuuk
173 Japan, Yokohama
174 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
175 Martinique, Fort-de-France
176 Lesotho, Maseru
177 Guam, Hagatna
178 USA, Atlanta GA
179 Puerto Rico, San Juan
180 Australia, Perth
181 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
182 USA, Portland Ore
183 Australia, Melbourne
184 Albania, Tirana
185 Laos, Vientiane
186 Chad, NDjamena
187 Kosovo, Pristina
188 Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan
189 USA, Jacksonville Fla
190 USA, Washington DC
191 Argentina, Buenos Aires
192 Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
193 Paraguay, Asuncion
194 Indonesia, Jakarta
195 Egypt, Cairo
196 USA, Pittsburgh Penn
197 Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
198 USA, New York NY
199 New Zealand, Auckland
200 China, Hong Kong
201 USA, San Francisco Calif
202 USA, Cleveland Ohio
203 USA, Tampa Fla
204 Korea Republic of, Seoul
205 Australia, Brisbane
206 USA, Miami Fla
207 Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan
208 Bhutan, Thimphu
209 Rwanda, Kigali
210 USA, Anchorage AK
211 USA, Phoenix Ariz
212 Australia, Adelaide
213 Timor-Leste, Dili
214 Macedonia, Skopje
215 Jordan, Amman
216 Cayman Islands, George Town
217 Palestinian Territories, West Bank
218 Barbados, Bridgetown
219 Iraq, Baghdad
220 Lebanon, Beirut
221 South Africa, Johannesburg
222 Portugal, Lisbon
223 Hungary, Budapest
224 Suriname, Paramaribo
225 Montenegro, Podgorica
226 Madagascar, Antananarivo
227 El Salvador, San Salvador
228 Vietnam, Hanoi
229 Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
230 Zambia, Lusaka
231 Ecuador, Quito
232 Philippines, Manila
233 Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
234 South Africa, Cape Town
235 Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
236 South Africa, Pretoria
237 Yemen, Sanaa
238 Sri Lanka, Colombo
239 Haiti, Port-au-Prince
240 Turkey, Istanbul
241 South Africa, Durban
242 USA, Las Vegas Nev
243 Malawi, Lilongwe
244 Nigeria, Lagos
245 Serbia, Belgrade
246 Mauritius, Port Louis
247 Israel, Jerusalem
248 Senegal, Dakar
249 Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
250 Romania, Bucharest
251 Georgia Republic of, Tbilisi
252 Taiwan, Taipei
253 Guatemala, Guatemala City
254 Kuwait, Kuwait City
255 Turkey, Ankara
256 Congo, Brazzaville
257 Namibia, Windhoek
258 Sudan, Khartoum
259 Benin, Cotonou
260 Bahrain, Manama
261 Malta, Velletta
262 Nicaragua, Managua
263 Finland, Helsinki
264 Myanmar, Yangon
265 Liberia, Monrovia
266 USA, Indianapolis Ind
267 Zimbabwe, Harare
268 Seychelles, Victoria
269 Afghanistan, Kabul
270 Trinidad and Tobago, Port-of-Spain
271 Belize, Belmopan
272 Singapore, Singapore
273 Algeria, Algiers
274 Ukraine, Kiev
275 Cambodia, Phnom Penh
276 Angola, Luanda
277 Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome
278 Cyprus, Nicosia
279 Panama, Panama City
280 Tonga, NukuAlofa
281 China, Macao
282 Venezuela, Caracas
283 Jamaica, Kingston
284 Uganda, Kampala
285 Belarus, Minsk
286 Tajikistan, Dushanbe
287 India, Mumbai
288 United Arab Emirates, Dubai
289 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
290 Guinea, Conakry
291 Ghana, Accra
292 India, Chennai
293 India, New Delhi
294 India, Calcutta
295 India, Hyderabad
296 India, Bangalore
297 Gambia, Banjul
298 USA, San Jose Calif
299 Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
300 Iran, Tehran

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