cheap and cheerful

Which is the cheapest country in the world for expats?

An infographic shows relative costs of living in almost all parts of the globe.

India may be in the throes of a sustained debate on inflation and repo rates, but there is no denying that living costs here remain among the lowest in the world, luring a steady stream of expatriate workers.

This is reiterated by the website Movehub.com, which has created a detailed infographic showing the living costs worldwide to help those wanting to move countries. Of the 119 nations featured, India, Nepal and Pakistan have the lowest living costs, while Switzerland, Norway and Venezuela have the highest.

The map is made from a database of user-contributed information on cities and nations. “The Consumer Price Index, used to determine the differences in living costs between countries, takes into account the prices of groceries, restaurants, utilities and transportation,” the website said. It does not, however, include rent for accommodation.

A relative indicator, the index compares the costs of living in all cities to New York. For example, India’s score of 26.27 means that Indians enjoy 73.73% cheaper living costs than the residents of New York.

Here are some cost differences between New Delhi and New York to present a better idea:



Inforgraphic credit: movehub



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