2015 Cost of Living City Rankings
Luanda is the most expensive city for expatriates
Luanda, the capital of Angola, tops Mercer’s 2015 Cost of Living Rankings, and is the most expensive destination for expatriate employees in 2015. We ranked 207 cities worldwide based on a basket of goods and services frequently purchased by expatriates. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, has the lowest expatriate cost of living.
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Mercer conducts regular research on expatriate cost and quality of living to help our international clients compensate their globally mobile workforce. We release our Cost of Living and Quality of Living Rankings annually.
Our Cost of Living Survey analyzes costs of over 200 goods and services in over 360 cities worldwide. We use New York as the base city and the US dollar as the base currency to calculate the relative ranking for a list of major cities. The Rankings are informational only and should not be used to determine compensation.
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