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Cost of living in your country?





paul_indo
I am interested in comparing the cost of living in other countries with that here in Indonesia and to do this I have decided that comparing the cost of a few things available in most countries would give some idea.

Can you indicate your country and then list the following approximate costs in US$ please. Thanks.

Average income about US$1,500 a year ($100 or so a month)

Indonesia.

1 liter Premium Petrol $1.10 (What is called premium here is actually low octane, premium is called Pertamax)

1 liter Coca Cola $1.00

1 liter milk $1.40

1kg Topside Beef $8.30

1kg rice $1.00 (depends on quality though)

1kg potatoes $1.00

1 Big Mac $$3.20

330ml can of local beer $1.10

If you can think of any other items you could suggest them but they must be easily available and priced in many countries.

I will edit this post to complete my list when I get the rest of these prices
crdowner
Interesting topic. Most countries can probably compare prices one to one since most countries use the metric system. For some reason the United States has still not switched to the metric system. Most products have measures in both but things like petrol and milk are still sold by the gallon instead of liters.

To make it even harder, the cost of living within the United States varies considerably depending on the part of the country.


Memphis, TN area
1 gallon of petrol sells for approximately $3.50.

2 liter Coca Cola sells for approximately $1.39.

1 gallon of milk sells for appoximately $3.99.

I have no idea about the other items on your list.
Jaan
it is Very Expensive for me especially since I have no income of any sort and thus am 100% dependant on my parents for 'life support'... however the money i do earn goes towards making and listening to music in high quality with quality....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_cities

Quote:
North America
Rank City Cost of Living Index
1 Flag of the United States New York City ▬ 100
2 Flag of Canada Toronto, Canada ▲ 88.1
3 Flag of the United States Los Angeles ▲ 87.5

South America
Rank City Cost of Living Index
1 Flag of Brazil São Paulo, Brazil ▲ 97
2 Flag of Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ▲ 95.2
3 Flag of Colombia Bogota, Colombia ▲ ?

Europe
Rank City Cost of Living Index
1 Flag of Russia Moscow ▲ 142.4
2 Flag of the United Kingdom London ▼ 125.0
3 Flag of Norway Oslo ▲ 118.3

Middle East & North Africa
Rank City Cost of Living Index
1 Flag of Israel Tel Aviv ▲ 105
2 Flag of Turkey Istanbul ▲ 99.4
3 Flag of the United Arab Emirates Dubai ▲ 89.3

Sub-Saharan Africa
Rank City Cost of Living Index
1 Flag of Nigeria Lagos ▲ 95.9
2 Flag of Cameroon Douala ▲ 95.1
3 Flag of Senegal Dakar ▲ 92.2

Far East
Rank City Cost of Living Index
1 Flag of Japan Tokyo ▲ 127.0
2 Flag of South Korea Seoul ▼ 117.7
3 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong ▼ 117.6

South & South-East Asia
Rank City Cost of Living Index
1 Flag of Singapore Singapore ▲ 109.1
2 Flag of India Mumbai ▲ 90.3
3 Flag of India New Delhi ▲ 87.5

Oceania
Rank City Cost of Living Index
1 Flag of Australia Sydney ▲ 104.1
2 Flag of Australia Melbourne ▲ 94.2
3 Flag of Australia Perth ▲ 88.5
rajupp
India.

1 litre Premium Petrol $1.20

1 litre Coca Cola $1.00

1 litre milk $0.33

1kg Topside Beef - No idea

1kg rice $0.6 (depends on quality though)

1kg potatoes - No idea

1 Big Mac - $0.5

330ml can of local beer $1.00
ocalhoun
crdowner wrote:

To make it even harder, the cost of living within the United States varies considerably depending on the part of the country.


Which is probably true for all but the smallest countries...
mattyj
the other thing that you need to factor into cost of living is average income in your country in $US

having a list of prices is nice, but without knowing what % of people's incomes are going to certain items you cant tell what the true cost of living is

but anyway, in australia

average income is about $50,000US

1 liter Premium Petrol $1.51

1 liter Coca Cola $1.60

1 liter milk $1.50

1kg Topside Beef

1kg rice

1kg potatoes $1.00

1 Big Mac $3 (i think)

330ml can of local beer $1.50

Im only guessing some of those prices Smile
zyd666
i'm from Israel Razz
avg income in israel : $33,299 (from wiki)
1.5liter Coca Cola about 1.5$
330ml can of local beer less then 1.5$
1 Big Mac $8 (with chips and coke)
Helios
zyd666 wrote:
i'm from Israel Razz
avg income in israel : $33,299 (from wiki)
1.5liter Coca Cola about 1.5$
330ml can of local beer less then 1.5$
1 Big Mac $8 (with chips and coke)


I'm from Israel too, therefore I must agree Razz
apple
Hi the average monthly income here (in Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean) is under $500 US

Half of which I spend at the supermarket on basic supplies.

I guess its safe to say that the cost of living here is high.
psycosquirrel
apple wrote:
Hi the average monthly income here (in Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean) is under $500 US

Half of which I spend at the supermarket on basic supplies.

I guess its safe to say that the cost of living here is high.


Wouldn't that mean the cost of living is low!?

I spend more than $500 a month in rent alone! I'm only a student, and my average monthly income, even factoring in school semesters, is around $1000 a month.

I'm in the USA. Atlanta, Georgia. City living is expensive.

Crying or Very sad
Rico
cheap
hofodomo01
Atlanta, Georgia here as well.

Gas, at least, has went down a bit to ~3.50 USD, but will never see the $1.50/gallon days again Sad

Milk, though, is still ridiculously expensive. It's about $4 US a gallon (~4 litres for the rest of the world; I know, I prefer metric myself).

Which is kinda a small reason I miss my hometown in Beijing. You go out in the mornings, and there's some old guy making pancakes with eggs in his little mobile hut in the street. You give him like, 5 RMB (less than a US dollar) and he makes you breakfast 0_0
psycosquirrel
Breakfast for a dollar!? Holy crap!
amperx
Philippines

1 litre Premium Petrol $1.20

1 litre Coca Cola $.5

1 litre milk $0.33

1kg Topside Beef - No idea

1kg rice $0.8 (depends on quality though) govt. rice = $0.4 very bad quality XD

1kg potatoes - No idea

1 Big Mac - $0.3 buy 1 take one lol

330ml can of local beer $1.00
paul_indo
Thanks to those who have responded, keep em coming.
mastoc
Here in France.

The average income is $28000 by household (domestic data).

1 liter Premium Petrol $1,75
(it went up to 2,3 during the crisis)

1 liter Coca Cola $1.40
(in fact it is common to get 1,5 liter for $2

1 liter milk $2 (regular/fresh milk)
1 Liter milk $1,10 (discount milk)

1kg Topside Beef $22 (yes its expensive)

1kg rice $4

1kg potatoes $1.00

1 Big Mac $6,10 (not sure, between 5,7 and 6n10 usd alone)

330ml can of local beer $1.4
scarpellid
Too much money here around 100,000
redslazers
Are you kidding, the average income is $32,000 Aus ( $24,773 US)


a big mac is $5

1 Kg of potatoes is more like $4


mattyj wrote:
the other thing that you need to factor into cost of living is average income in your country in $US

having a list of prices is nice, but without knowing what % of people's incomes are going to certain items you cant tell what the true cost of living is

but anyway, in australia

average income is about $50,000US

1 liter Premium Petrol $1.51

1 liter Coca Cola $1.60

1 liter milk $1.50

1kg Topside Beef

1kg rice

1kg potatoes $1.00

1 Big Mac $3 (i think)

330ml can of local beer $1.50

Im only guessing some of those prices Smile
watersoul
UK differences... I'm not using the "official" average income statistics because its distorted by the few incredible high earners such as bankers/lawyers etc, but a typical salary for an office job/personal adviser role would be around $32,664.49 US dollars.

...the legal minimum salary for any job (40 hours per week) is: $19,443.15 US dollars

1 Litre Petrol/Gasoline = $1.50 US

1 Litre Coke = $1.00 US

1 Litre Milk = $0.60 US

1 Litre Cheap Beer = $0.90 US

...not sure about the other prices though Smile
mattyj
redslazers wrote:
Are you kidding, the average income is $32,000 Aus ( $24,773 US)


a big mac is $5

1 Kg of potatoes is more like $4


mattyj wrote:
the other thing that you need to factor into cost of living is average income in your country in $US

having a list of prices is nice, but without knowing what % of people's incomes are going to certain items you cant tell what the true cost of living is

but anyway, in australia

average income is about $50,000US

1 liter Premium Petrol $1.51

1 liter Coca Cola $1.60

1 liter milk $1.50

1kg Topside Beef

1kg rice

1kg potatoes $1.00

1 Big Mac $3 (i think)

330ml can of local beer $1.50

Im only guessing some of those prices Smile


Dont know where you are shopping mate, but 10kgs of potatoes costs me $10.40 which is $1.04 per KG

Also,
Quote:
Most people (90%) live in a state where the median household income is US$38,000.
...so check ya facts before you go shooting your mouth off...i was a little off with the estimate of ave income, but not that far
umeshtangnu
Here in New Delhi ,India.

The average income is $12000

1 liter Premium Petrol $1


1 liter Coca Cola $1

1 liter milk $.52(regular/fresh milk)

1 Liter milk $.32 (Toned(Less Fat) milk)

1 Liter milk $.38 (Double Toned(Less Fat) milk)

1kg Topside Beef Dont Know

1kg Mutton $4

1kg rice $.44 to $2

1kg potatoes $0.20

1 Big Mac $2,10

330ml can of local beer $1 to $3 depends on brand
redslazers
Mind telling me where you got that fact from?

Quote:
Most people (90%) live in a state where the median household income is US$38,000.
mattyj
redslazers wrote:
Mind telling me where you got that fact from?

Quote:
Most people (90%) live in a state where the median household income is US$38,000.

Wikipedia, and yes i know wikipedia is not 100% accurate, but the number you quoted, $32Kau is closer to minimum wage not average wage

And this story

http://www.news.com.au/business/story/0,23636,22763090-462,00.html

Says the average wage in australia is $57000au

Quote:
AUSTRALIAN pay packets swelled almost 5 per cent over the year to August, with the average wage now $57,324, but male earnings are widening their gap over female wages.
mattyj
What part of australia are you from? Coz if you are paying $4 a kg for potatoes you need to move...

Im going to guess at sydney or perth
fladry
In my place, 1 kg poptato cost about 17 RS. And, 1$=80 RS. That results about 0.21$ for per kg potato. 1 litre coca cola is about 0.7$. I am from nepal.
spring567
China . Income is $400

1 liter Premium Petrol $0.8

1 liter Coca Cola $0.8

1 liter milk $1.6

1kg Topside Beef $3

1kg rice $0.14 (depends on quality though)

1kg potatoes $0.14

1 Big Mac $1

330ml can of local beer $0.17
andredesignz
My income monthly $43.254.25 Jamaican

1 litre Premium Petrol $66.86 JA

1 litre Coca Cola $70.23 JA

1 litre milk $150.89 JA

1 Topside Beef - $89.52

1lb rice $50.25

1lb potatoes - No idea

1 Big Mac - $423 JA

330ml can of local beer $150.25
dr2g0n
que viva la droga es lo mejor
skygaia
I'm not sure but.....

In Korea :

1 liter Premium Petrol $1.28 (93~95 Octane)

1 liter Coca Cola $1.2

1 liter milk $1.8

1kg Topside Beef : domestic - $50, import - $30 (u.s beef is cheaper than others)

1kg rice $2


1 Big Mac $$4.5

I think house price is very high than other country (Of course, except japan and hongkong)

108 m2 condominium (3bed rooms, 2 bath) in Seoul over $400000
jmlworld
My average income per year = US$3,360 ($280/month)

- 1 liter of Petrol = $0.85 to $0.95
- 1 bottle of Coca Cola = $0.5
- 1 liter of milk = $1.3
- 1 dish of well served rice + vegetables, meat and decorations = $1.5
- 1 single room of Hotel = $18 ($20 if the room has air conditioner).
- The rent of 1 flat = $150
- Internet cost = $80/month
- Mobile phone cost = $0.02/minute for local calls and $0.30/minute for international calls

My income usually terribly reaches the end of the month, I have always do overtime jobs to fix this issue. I don't save anything, that why I think live here is too expensive. I could only save $150/month if I had my own house, though!
stel4e
Bulgaria

Average income per month: 500lv (1lv = $1.3Cool

- 1 liter of Petrol = 1.90lv
- 0.5 liter of Coca Cola = 1.00lv
- 1 liter of milk = 1.80lv
- 1kg rice = 2.40lv
- 1kg potatoes = 1.00lv
- 0.5 liter local Beer = 2.00lv
- 1 double room of Hotel = 30lv
- Internet cost = 30lv per month
- Mobile phone cost = 0.40lv per minute for local calls
raaeft1
The Indian Government claims that inflation is in negative figures. But the cost of living in India is very expensive and even vegetables, fruits and non-vegetarian foods including eggs are exorbitantly priced.
It is very difficult to purchase even necessities in the monthly salary. The Government must reduce the tax burden on the salaried.
monadnock
Basically, living on $40,000 USD annually would assure a reasonable or even a significantly above average standard of living annually in India.

Is that an accurate assessment?

thank you and best wishes!
bini
Generally, the cost of living globally is on the high side as a result of the present world's economic crisis. Prices of items are high, no jobs and reduction in salaries for the few one's that work. Conclusively, I don't have to enumerate or list items per price as there have been an increase of 10 to 50cents in most commodities in the market presently. I pray for a better tommorow folks.
spinout
Average monthly income in Sweden is about 25000 SEK = 3623 USD

Income 3623
Petrol one liter - 13 sek = 1,9 USD
0.5 beer - 50 sek = 7,2 USD
Internet 289 (varies alot due to speed) SEK =42 USD a month

INCOME TAX = 32%
Average VAT = 25%
Health care = 2 USD per doctor appointment... No fees for hospital or surgery.
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