Phnom Penh now 108th most expensive city for expats

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Phnom Penh now 108th most expensive city for expats

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:06 am

Phnom Penh jumped 34 places to be the 108th most expensive city for expats to live according to the Mercer report. It is now more expensive than Adelaide, Vancouver or Wellington. The ranking looks at 209 cities around the world, measuring the comparative cost of more than 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. Eight of the top 10 cities named in the Cost of Living survey are in Asia, up from six entries in 2018.

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019 ... or-expats/
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Post by Kammekor » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:22 am

I'll be heading for Sofia tomorrow.

Great spring. Great autumn. Skiing in winter. Lovely beers (Astika!). Great food. International airport served by great selection of flights. No visa / work permit hassles....
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Post by xandreu » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:33 am

Hmm... Several UK cities there way below Phnom Penh in the rankings which I find hard to believe. The rental market alone would be enough to push them above PP. In the 'How the cost of living breaks down' charts, London ranks as 5th,1st,3rd,10th, unranked & 8th, (it features on all but one of the top ten) and yet it only comes in at 23rd in the overall chart.

Something doesn't see quite right.
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Post by A10 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:35 am

I agree, Vancouver being cheaper than PP? You'd be hard pressed to find a detached home for less than $2,500 a month.
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Post by Nixon » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:41 am

A10 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:35 am
I agree, Vancouver being cheaper than PP? You'd be hard pressed to find a detached home for less than $2,500 a month.
The Real Housewife’s of Vancouver would most likely be insulted..
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Post by AndyKK » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:45 am

The food is more expensive then some country's due to importing it from them, but I think the big thing putting the price sky high is the price of a car.
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Post by cptrelentless » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:12 pm

xandreu wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:33 am
Hmm... Several UK cities there way below Phnom Penh in the rankings which I find hard to believe. The rental market alone would be enough to push them above PP. In the 'How the cost of living breaks down' charts, London ranks as 5th,1st,3rd,10th, unranked & 8th, (it features on all but one of the top ten) and yet it only comes in at 23rd in the overall chart.

Something doesn't see quite right.
Drop in the pound vs the dollar. Certainly other than accommodation in the South UK cities are cheaper than a lot of other major cities I have been in.
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Post by Doc67 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:23 pm

I'm in London now.

Everything is expensive. I paid $7 to park my car for two hours just to have lunch in a pub (with no car park, so street parking).

Lunch was $18 for a fancy burger and chips. Beer is $5+ a pint in the suburbs, $7 upwards in town. The only saving grace is it takes fucking ages to get served, and then it's by some surly bearded young twat that swills it around in the glass while pouring it to create froth, then over pours it all down the side of the glass to get rid of said froth, then dumps it on the bar in a pool of slops and barks "three eighty". If they were quicker it would bankrupt you...

And it's freezing cold. I'm coming home early...
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Post by xandreu » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:27 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:23 pm
... it takes fucking ages to get served, and then it's by some surly bearded young twat that swills it around in the glass while pouring it to create froth...
You spelt Australian wrong. :P
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Re: Phnom Penh now 108th most expensive city for expats

Post by cptrelentless » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:26 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:23 pm
I'm in London now.

Everything is expensive. I paid $7 to park my car for two hours just to have lunch in a pub (with no car park, so street parking).

Lunch was $18 for a fancy burger and chips. Beer is $5+ a pint in the suburbs, $7 upwards in town. The only saving grace is it takes fucking ages to get served, and then it's by some surly bearded young twat that swills it around in the glass while pouring it to create froth, then over pours it all down the side of the glass to get rid of said froth, then dumps it on the bar in a pool of slops and barks "three eighty". If they were quicker it would bankrupt you...

And it's freezing cold. I'm coming home early...
It's just over three quid for a pint if you drink beer in the suburbs, or even in town in any Wetherspoon's. There's plenty of fancy places in London, but there's loads of cheap places. You just go to shit bars, of which there are many, too. Plus today is the one of hottest day of the year, it's 22 C. So no, you are not freezing.
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