Saturday, July 6, 2013

Just How Expensive is the Middle East and Are You Earning What You Should Be Earning?

The most expensive countries for July 2013 in this region for expats to reside are: Qatar; United Arab Emirates; Israel; Lebanon and Bahrain.
While the most expensive cities in this region are: Doha (118th most expensive in the world); Abu Dhabi; Dubai; Jerusalem; and Beirut.
Sanaa in Yemen is the cheapest country and city in the Middle East for expatriates to live.
Beirut in Lebanon is the biggest mover down the rankings dropping from 278th in April to 292nd.
Tehran in Iran is the biggest mover up the rankings, which has risen from 546th in April to 395th most expensive location in the world.

What are the Top 50 most expensive places to live in The Middle East? Find out here.

The cost of living ranking information contained in this article is updated quarterly using data collected by over the past 12 months. The international cost of living indexes, on which the rankings are based, is only available using's online expatriate calculators that enable users to create personalized cost of living comparison reports which include:

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