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Karachi ranked amongst top five cheapest cities to live in the world

Karachi in named one of the five least expensive cities to live in according to an annual cost of a living report produced by consultancy Mercer. 

Islamabad is ranked 19th on the world’s cheapest cities.


The survey takes into account factors such as costs of housing, food, recreation, public transport, schools and other daily facilities to draw conclusions.

Others in the 5 cheapest cities list include  Banjul, Bishkek, Tunis, and Tashkent.

On the other hand, Hong Kong is listed as the world’s most expensive city to live in followed by Tokyo in second place, Singapore fourth, Seoul fifth, Shanghai seventh and Beijing in ninth place. 

The finance hub tops an Asia-dominated list with Outside of Asia, European and African cities were among the priciest cities for employees. Zurich ranked third and Luanda came in sixth.

“Asia’s cities, especially Chinese cities, have shown strong performance in terms of cost of living rankings, mainly due to currency fluctuations. Companies are moving top talent around the globe in response to skills shortages,” Mario Ferraro, Mercer’s Global Mobility Practice Leader for Asia, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said in a release.

Dubai is listed as the  26th most expensive city to live in for Expats while Abu Dhabi is on 40 and Riyadh is on 45.


India’s film city Mumbai is listed at 55 whereas its capital New Delhi is on 103 in the list of the most expensive cities to live in.




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