Surprising Infographic Visualizes the Cost of Living Around the World

We often think about the cost of living from city to city and less often from country to country. Movehub, a resource for those moving abroad, visualized data that shows us how this cost changes around the world. They used information from the website Numbeo, which is a crowdsourced global database. Users report the prices of things like a restaurant meal, their grocery bill, and rent to help come up with a Cost of Living Index. Movehub then turned these numbers into a colorful infographic.

Each country is color-coded according to its index number. The higher the number, the darker the color. So, where are the most expensive places to live? Switzerland, Norway, and Venezuela rank in the top three while Iceland and Denmark aren't far behind. India, Nepal, and Pakistan have the lowest costs of living, but Tunisia and Algeria are relatively inexpensive, too. Depending on where your life takes you, this infographic can give you an idea of what to expect, cost-wise, when you move from one country to another.

Movehub.com website and Numbeo website
via [Business Insider]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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