How many days' food will US$100 buy in world cities

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How many days' food will US$100 buy in world cities

Post by timmydownawell » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:34 pm

I was surprised that KL is - by this measure - cheaper than PP. India and Ukraine dominate the cheapest countries.

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Re: How many days' food will US$100 buy in world cities

Post by bolueeleh » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:13 pm

unless they r using the same variables, or else this table is useless
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Post by finbar » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:17 pm

Are there any women left in Ukraine though?
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Re: How many days' food will US$100 buy in world cities

Post by timmydownawell » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:21 pm

bolueeleh wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:13 pm
unless they r using the same variables, or else this table is useless
Would assume so?

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Re: How many days' food will US$100 buy in world cities

Post by epidemiks » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:46 pm

Numbeo relies on user input to generate cost of living estimates. The current cost of living figure is almost entirely based on the living expenses provided by expatriates, not Khmer, bases on their estimate of Phnom Penh:

Summary about cost of living in Phnom Penh:

Four-person family monthly costs: 2,020.52$ without rent (using our estimator).
A single person monthly costs: 569.92$ without rent.

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Re: How many days' food will US$100 buy in world cities

Post by GTC7 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:49 pm

$569 for food? What are you guys eating?
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Re: How many days' food will US$100 buy in world cities

Post by timmydownawell » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:28 pm

Haha yeah, that is insane.

Champagne, caviar, truffles and Ferrero Rocher chocolates I guess.
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Post by GTC7 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:42 pm

I eat salmon 3 or 4 times a week, burgers, organic foods, etc. and I barely spend $200 on a heavy month.
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Post by Artful Dodger » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:41 pm

Looking at that scale... is that food purchases just for one person or for a family?
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Re: How many days' food will US$100 buy in world cities

Post by timmydownawell » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:42 am

GTC7 wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:49 pm
$569 for food? What are you guys eating?
OK looking at numbeo.com, that's the "cost of living index", not just food.

Cost of Living Index (Excl. Rent) is a relative indicator of consumer goods prices, including groceries, restaurants, transportation and utilities. Cost of Living Index doesn't include accommodation expenses such as rent or mortgage.


Their pricing includes such things as monthly transport, internet (which they categorise at >60Mbps, $29.50 on their index, which many people get included in their rent) and utilities, at $90.82 (I pay half that usually).

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Phnom-Penh

There's a link to add your own data to improve their accuracy, if you want.
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