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Canada is among the cheapest countries for expats

Submitted by on July 8, 2009 – 7:45 amNo Comment

Toronto row housesIs it cheaper to live in Tokyo, Tel Aviv, or Toronto?

According the Mercer 2009 Cost of Living sur­vey, Toronto and other Canadian cities are far more afford­able des­ti­na­tions for expa­tri­ates than many other spots around the globe.

In this annual sur­vey of 143 cities across six con­ti­nents, Toronto ranked as the 85th most expen­sive city, Vancouver as the 93rd, Ottawa as 121st, and Montreal as 123rd.

The sur­vey mea­sured the com­par­a­tive cost of over 200 items, includ­ing hous­ing, trans­port, food, cloth­ing, house­hold goods, and entertainment.

According to this sur­vey, the 10 most expen­sive cities in the world are:

  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. Osaka, Japan
  3. Moscow, Russia
  4. Geneva, Switzerland
  5. Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  6. Zürich, Switzerland
  7. Copenhagen, Denmark
  8. New York City, US
  9. Beijing, China
  10. Singapore

Tel Aviv ranked as #17.

Photo ©Carolyn B. Heller

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