The Maldives; Sri Lanka; and India are the most expensive countries to live in South Asia as an expat, the cities are: Male in the Maldives (353rd most expensive in the world); Colombo; and Mumbai.
Thimphu in Bhutan is the cheapest city to live as an expat in South Asia and also the cheapest city in the world.
Male is the biggest mover down the rankings dropping 15 places since April, while the biggest mover up the rankings is Kathmandu in Nepal.
What are the Top 50 most expensive places to live in South Asia? Find out here.
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Published by Xpatulator.com on 1 July 2013.
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