Data Drive: Expensive cities

So, how expensive are Indian cities? Going by a UBS study comparing 71 cities globally on a variety of issues from wages, cost of living and house rent among others, New Delhi and Mumbai are at the lower end in most parameters.

So, how expensive are Indian cities? Going by a UBS study comparing 71 cities globally on a variety of issues from wages, cost of living and house rent among others, New Delhi and Mumbai are at the lower end in most parameters. Zurich and Geneva are by far the most expensive on most parameters while Kiev (Ukraine) was the cheapest. The reference basket of goods and services represents the spending habits of a three-person European family. It compares prices of 122 goods and services weighted by monthly consumption. It goes by the logic that a European family consumes almost 15 kilos of vegetables every month. All cities are rated based on ‘New York at 100’.

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