Dubai’s not that pricey after all

Stop moaning, Dubai’s only the world’s 150th most expensive place to live

Many of us regularly complain about being short of cash, but according to a news report we should count ourselves lucky.

A survey by the London-based research organisation, ECA International, ranked Dubai a lowly 150th in the search for the most expensive city in the world for expatriates and sixth most expensive in the Middle East.

The results of the survey were based of comparison of 125 consumer goods and services commonly purchased by expatriates in more than 370 locations worldwide.

In the Middle East, Tel Aviv was the most expensive city for foreigners, followed closely by Occupied Jerusalem, Beirut, Amman and Kuwait City.

Angola's capital Luanda was named the costliest place for foreigners, mainly because certain items and brands typically required by expatriates are not readily available and therefore very expensive.

Moscow has replaced Oslo as Europe's most costly location while a strong yen has made Tokyo the second-most expensive city in the world, up from 13th position a year ago.

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