The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 rundown of the cost of living around the world reveals that five of the 10 most expensive metropolises in the world are in Asia and four are in Western Europe. New York City is the sole North American contender to make the top 10. Inflation and currency valuations are major determinants of the cost of living, along with politics and economics. Yet even the priciest cities can offer value in certain categories of expenditures. getAbstract recommends this brief but practical survey to business travelers, expatriates and human resources professionals.
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