Cost Of Living Guides

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Cost of Living in Singapore

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

Living in Singapore can be very rewarding as of the moment. The government is actually providing a lot of benefits to workers and immigrants since it aims to quickly develop through foreign help and investment. This has brought prosperity to the small island nation, with the Economic Intelligence Unit ranking it tenth in the world [...]

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Cost of Living in Portugal

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

The cost of living in Portugal is moving up to par with other European nations since it joined the European Union in 1986. Portugal is considered a developed country that scores high on the Human Development Index. Prices of goods have gone up but salaries of people also made up for the constant inflation. A [...]

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Cost of Living in the Philippines

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

The Philippines has a very low cost of living. The peso has significantly lost much of its value since the Asian Financial Crisis but over the past few years the country is getting back on its feet. The Philippine economy ranks 47th worldwide with a total GDP of over 120 billion euros. Expatriates will find [...]

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Cost of Living in New Zealand

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

Cost of living is very reasonable in New Zealand. The country’s economy has significantly grown in the past few years. The country is highly developed with high scores on indices on human development, quality of life, life expectancy, literacy and economic prosperity among other values. Growth in annual income among households is very high at [...]

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Cost of Living in Mexico

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

The cost of living in Mexico can be quite low if one is resourceful and patient enough to look for the right place and right items. There are several options to choose from when it comes to standard of living. Even in major cities one can have a very comfortable lifestyle. Prices of products significantly [...]

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Cost of Living in Malaysia

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

The cost of living in Malaysia is exceptionally low considering that it was newly referred to as a newly industrialized country. Taxation is kept at a minimum with no inheritance tax and no capital gains on assets. The Malaysian Ringgit is currently struggling to keep up with other currencies, which is the main reason why [...]

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Cost of Living in Japan

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

Japan has a very high standard of living. It is considered as one of the most expensive countries in the world to live in due to the very competitive market and its position as an economic giant. Everything from transportation to food to apartment rentals may be way over the limit of some individuals unless [...]

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Cost of Living in Italy

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

Italy has a high cost of living. Taxes are present in almost all forms from small purchases to housing to employment. The government decided to ask for taxes ranging up to 46.25 of a single worker’s income in order to continually provide quality of life and the best in living conditions. Expatriates will also be [...]

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Cost of Living in Hong Kong

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

The cost of living in Hong Kong is notably high compared to several other Asian regions. It used to rank among the top three in the past two decades in having the highest cost of living. Being a territory recognized as East meeting West, this cosmopolitan city has maintained its stature even with the change in [...]

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Cost of Living in Greece

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

Greece is a member of the European Union, and the country has enjoyed a stable economy for the past decade up to the present. The cost of living is 30% lower compared to other European countries. The Economist has ranked the country 22nd place in the Worldwide Quality-of-Life Index. The World Economic Forum also gave [...]

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Cost of Living in France

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

Living in France can be relatively cheaper compared to the United Kingdom. Although salaries for employees are not that high compared to other European nations, the government does provide a lot of backup to business owners to give company benefits. As many advisories provide, the cost of living is dependent upon your lifestyle with the [...]

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Cost of Living in Dubai

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

The cost of living in Dubai is not very much different compared to the United Kingdom. Expenses on housing, commodities and services are high but there is some compensation since there is no personal tax.  This has been curbed though by the increasing housing prices in the kingdom as well as inflation running at 10% [...]

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Cost of Living in Cyprus

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

The cost of living in Cyprus is ultimately lower compared to the United Kingdom although the difference is not that great. There are a number of taxation benefits provided to citizens but homeowners generally have to spend around 100 euro every year for council tax and another 120 for refuse tax. Cyprus is a famous [...]

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