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Results based on: Cost estimates

The coronavirus pandemic and the oil-price war are already having big impacts on cost of living around the world.

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22 January 2020

With one measure of China's inflation at an eight-year high and another in deflationary territory, you may be struggling to make sense of the country's cost of living. But help is at hand!

Following our most recent Cost of Living Survey, we have prepared an interactive map to help you understand and explain to assignees how key events around the world have affected cost of living indices.

North American locations account for almost a third of the top 100 most expensive locations compared to only five in 2014.

Hong Kong is now the third most expensive location in Asia for expatriates to live, behind Ashgabat and Tokyo.

Singapore is now the seventh most expensive location in Asia for expatriates to live, climbing above Seoul and Shanghai.

Brexit uncertainty causes London to fall to 140th in global rankings, down 94 places since the 2016 referendum.

A weak German economy and a strong US dollar deliver a double-hit to eurozone countries with only eight locations remaining in the top 100, compared to 22 in 2014.

20 November 2019

Inflation really matters. Big, sudden price rises cause problems for locals and expats alike. In some cases, it can even spark a revolution.