Several major capitals of the former Soviet Union countries have entered the list of the cheapest cities in the world , according to a study by Mercer Global.
The rating was compiled by comparing costs in 207 cities on five continents and calculating prices for 200 goods and services, including housing, entertainment, food, transportation and education. For the standard are taken prices in New York. The Mercer Global research is designed to help transnational companies identify compensation premiums for their foreign workers.
- 10. Tbilisi, Georgia
- 9. Managua, Nicaragua
- 8. Cape Town, South Africa
- 7. Minsk, Belarus
- 6. Banjul, Gambia
- 5. Skopje, Macedonia
- 4. Tunis, Tunisia
- 3. Karachi, Pakistan
- 2. Windhoek, Namibia
- 1. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
10. Tbilisi, Georgia
The "warm source"( so translated from Georgian as Tbilisi) is the capital of Georgia and its largest city. A loaf of bread for the townspeople costs $ 0.31, a pack of cigarettes is $ 1.34, and lunch at an inexpensive cafe costs, on average, $ 5.13.
9. Managua, Nicaragua
The capital of Nicaragua is the financial and industrial center of the country. Those who want to sit in one of the small inexpensive cafes in Managua, should be stocked 5 dollars, and a pack of cigarettes sold for 1.43 dollars. Slightly cheaper( 1.35 dollars) is a loaf of bread.
8. Cape Town, South Africa
This is the second most populated city( after Johannesburg) in South Africa and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Tourists love it not only for a large number of attractions, such as the Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain, but also for affordable prices. Lunch in an inexpensive restaurant costs, on average, $ 6.38, a loaf of fresh white bread will cost $ 0.84, and a pack of cigarettes - at 2.79 dollars.
7. Minsk, Belarus
The accommodation in the capital of Belarus does not get too expensive for both locals and tourists. A loaf of bread costs 0.63 dollars here, it's not a pleasure to have dinner at home, but in a cafe it costs 12 dollars, and for a pack of cigarettes, sellers, on average, ask for 1.52 dollars.
6. Banjul, Gambia
The capital of the Gambia is an atypical metropolis. It does not have large office buildings typical for modern cities, solid museums and majestic cathedrals. Prices for accommodation and entertainment are not large here either. Lunch for one person in an inexpensive cafe costs $ 7.04 and above. Those who decide to confine themselves to a loaf of bread will need to pay 0.29 dollars for it. A pack of cigarettes will ease the smoker's wallet by $ 1.15.
5. Skopje, Macedonia
The fifth place in the ranking of the cheapest cities in 2015 is the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. At different times, she experienced a cholera epidemic and an earthquake, and now she has about 670,000 people. For a loaf of bread, the townspeople pay, on average, 0.66 dollars, lunch in a cafe can be for 4.50 dollars, and there you can smoke a cigarette from the pack for 2.70 dollars.
4. Tunisia, Tunisia
The capital of the homonymous state in North Africa. The majority of the population are Muslims, with a small "interspersing" of Catholics and Jews living on the island of Djerba. For the set in a loaf of bread, a pack of cigarettes and not too dense dinner in a cafe here you will need to pay 6.05 dollars. At the same time, Tunisia is among the richest African countries.
3. Karachi, Pakistan
This port city, located in the south of Pakistan, is home to the country's largest corporations. As one of the fastest growing cities on Earth, Karachi faces all the "delights" of overpopulation, such as traffic jams, street crime and pollution. Despite all the problems, it is possible to live in this city well and inexpensively. You can eat in a cafe for 1.97 dollars, a pack of cigarettes costs 1.23 dollars, and a loaf of white bread - 0.48 dollars.
2. Windhoek, Namibia
"Windy Corner"( translated from Afrikaans) is the capital of Namibia, one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. In Windhoek are the headquarters of all Namibian cultural and educational institutions, government agencies and national enterprises. Meals in a local inexpensive restaurant - minus the budget of 6.78 dollars, and a cigarette pack and seize the taste of tobacco with white bread will cost $ 3.99.
1. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Top 10 most inexpensive cities for living in the world led by the capital of Kyrgyzstan and the country's largest city. To go to a local cafe you need to have at least $ 5.01 in your pocket, fresh bread costs $ 0.44, and a pack of cigarettes costs $ 0. 86.