Cost Of Living Guides

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Cost of Living in Thailand

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

Thailand has a very low cost of living. Several expatriates have been planning to move to the beautiful Southeast Asian country since it offers a whole lot more at very low rates. Thailand is a newly industrialized country and has been steadily showing progress in economic status for over two decades. It did experience some [...]

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Cost of Living in Spain

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

Every year, thousands of Britons are making the move to finally live in the land of their dreams, Spain. The cost of living in Spain can be both high and low depending on the location and type of lifestyle. Numbers are looking up for the Mediterranean destination since it recently ranked 9th worldwide in terms [...]

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Cost of Living in South Africa

August 10, 2009 Cost Of Living Guides

Living in South Africa can be cheaper compared to most parts of the United Kingdom and the world. Of course, living in urban areas and Cape Peninsula is significantly higher in terms of costs of commodities, rentals and leisure activities since more people are also situated there. Rural areas tend to offer more of the [...]

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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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