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Countries With Most Expensive Cost of Living

CONTRIES WITH MOST EXPENSIVE COST OF LIVING


By : Ririn Sholiha

The cost of living is the cost that is issued for someone to fulfill his daily life, how much it costs to live it depends on each region and the lifestyle of the person, Lifestyle depiction is a “whole person” who interacts with its environment (Kottler in Sakinah, 2002). He said the world (in Nugrahani, 2003) lifestyle is a blend of self-expression needs and expectations of a person in the group to act based on the norm. Therefore many known kinds of lifestyles that thrive in today’s society such hedonistic lifestyle, life style metropolis, a global lifestyle, and so forth. Plummer (1983) lifestyle is the way of life of the individual who is identified by how people spend their time (activity), what they think is important in life (interest) and what they think about the world around them.

Adler (in Hall & Lindzey, 1985) stated that the lifestyle is the most influential on attitudes and behavior in relation to the three main thing in life is work, friendship, and love, while Sarwono (1989) states that one of the factors that affects the lifestyle is the concept of self.

The cost of living also affect the appropriate country you live in, coupled with the strengthening of the currency, the following will be given information about the countries included in the list of countries with the highest cost of living in the world, the following information :

1. Singapore
The Republic of Singapore is an island nation. Singapore has a diverse ethnic population with a population of about 5 million people. Singapore is the capital of a country that only has a total area of 700 square kilometers. This city is the tenth most expensive city in the world. The town is very small but has a luxurious lifestyle. It is the only state that does not have villages such as Singapore itself is a city state at the same time as well. The rental fee of the average room to stay there for about SIN $ 600 per month or more if in a residential area. Electricity, water and internet costs SIN $ 300 per month or even more expensive for a single family. Car prices are very high, average vehicle tax from SIN $ 1,000 or more for each year and the average cost for parking ranges from SIN $ 150 per month. For food, Singapore could compromise with SIN $ 5 or more to eat and drink.

international cost of living comparison

international cost of living comparison

 

2. Paris
Eiffel Tower, the city a million love, and many other names designations for Paris, France. And is one of the most beautiful city in the world is Paris famous for its architecture and historic buildings. Paris is regarded as the second largest city in Europe. The city’s GDP was € 552.7 billion (US $ 813.4 billion) in 2008. The city produces more than a quarter of gross domestic product (GDP) of France. Paris region receives 45 million tourists annually, 60% of whom are foreign visitors. The city has a world-renowned institutions, gardens beautiful city and area as well as historic buildings. City of Paris is also known as the fashion capital of the world. A loaf of bread will cost you around € 5. Pizza between € 8 and, € 10 € 1 small cup of coffee at the bar and € 2 if sitting outside. The cost of a meal (main course, dessert, excluding drinks) between € 15 and € 20 depending on the region. A glass of beer in the cafe € 2 to € 4. Watch movies € 9. One bedroom apartment in the city center will cost € 870 per month. For an apartment with 3 bedrooms will cost € 2,116 in the city center. So no wonder a tourist might be surprised later when receiving the payment check hotel or dinner.

cost of living comparator

cost of living comparator

 

3. Oslo
Oslo is one of the attractive city in Norway is indeed nice to visit during the winter. But not only related to the cold weather. You also need to have a pocket ‘cold’ when visiting. The cost of a taxi as far as 3 kilometers alone in the Oslo valued at a price of 52 dollars, the average salary of the citizens of Oslo is also the fourth highest in the world, but the costs incurred for goods and services, such as transportation is more expensive than in the other hemisphere.

cost of living compare

cost of living compare

 

4. Zurich
Zurich is one of the major cities in Switzerland. The city has the Alps as well as a beautiful city for tourists. Lower taxes lead to a lot of investors who invest in stocks. The cost of rental apartments outside the city without a lift from US $ 1,500 per month. Utility costs range from US $ 200 per family. The cost of a standard meal family (4 people) ranged from USD800 per month or more. Train ride monthly subscription fee is US $ 90. Oil is very expensive, it costs about US $ 1.6 one liter. Ate in the restaurant for two people range from US $ 300 to a standard food, plus three wine menu.

Zurich included in the list of countries with the highest cost of living in the world. Income and the average salary earned citizens of Zurich is the largest in the world. Call it like elementary school teacher salary of US $ 84 thousand or Rp750 million per year, the highest in the world to measure a teacher. Therefore, natural that if the cost of living in the city is very high.

cost of living difference

cost of living difference

 

5. Sydney
Resting week in Sydney last year is still relatively cheap. But now Sydney became one of the most expensive cities in the world holiday.

cost of living calculator comparison

cost of living calculator comparison

 

6. Toronto
Hearing this city is definitely synonymous with the highest law violations in America. But who would have thought, to spend a holiday in Toronto has to spend a lot. Even Toronto beat Canada previously ranked above Toronto.

cost of living comparison international

cost of living comparison international

 

7. Helsinki
One of Sweden’s largest city also has a high cost of living. Neat and orderly in the layout of the city makes it convenient. This also led to the Helsinki became one of the best cities in the world to live.

Do not be surprised if it went on vacation will be a lot of tourists who got the sound of a super expensive hotel bills.

cost of living comparison international

cost of living comparison international

 

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