The survey tracks prices of food, drinks, clothing, household supplies and personal care items alongside private schools, domestic help and recreational costs.The report is usually used by companies to help calculate cost-of-living
allowances and build compensation packages for expatriates and business travellers.
Elk Grove Village has ranked as the lowest overall cost-of-living
in each of the 10 years the survey has been conducted.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said several representatives from universities and organisations were appointed to obtain their views, not only to address cost-of-living
issues but also assist in the long-term plans of the government.
According to EuroCost International's 2017 cost-of-living
survey for expatriates, Beirut was ranked in the eighth place globally, compared to ninth place in 2016 and 11th place in 2015.
(Shutterstock) DUBAI: UAE's Dubai topped the list of most expensive Arab cities in the world with a cost-of-living
index of 72.58, according to the 2018 Cost of Living index.
There is no fear of the government's retreating from payment of the cost-of-living
The Lane County Board of Commissioners this week will consider giving 1.5 percent raises to county government's approximately 200 nonunion employees - the first across-the-board cost-of-living
increase for those workers, most of them managers and supervisors, since 2008.
THE human cost of the government-induced cost-of-living
crisis is seen most starkly in people's changing diets and the impact on people's health.
Some observers have questioned whether the federal aid formula appropriately accounts for geographic cost-of-living
Recently, Triplett (2001, F331) had strongly contended that "the theory of the cost-of-living
index does provide the underlying conceptual rationale for constructing a practical CPI." Furthermore, using the Laspeyres price index (or other fix-basket price indexes) in constructing a CPI will cause substitution bias in measurement.
Summary: The cost-of-living
index of July has risen by 5.1 % compared to the same month last year, the High Commission for Planning (HCP) revealed on Monday.