UK Sits at 10th in Global Cost of Living Chart

By Gary Cutlack on at

Stats collating the cost of living for 119 countries show that UK's the tenth costliest place to live and work, in a survey that takes into account the prices of food, utilities, transport and eating out.

Switzerland, Norway and Iceland are the most expensive places to live in the short-haul range, with the cheapest countries being India, Nepal and Pakistan and other places where you don't have to have the heating on all winter.

Here's the complete graphic showing everywhere, so you can decide where to retire. The numbers are the Consumer Price Index using New York as a baseline -- so the UK's score of between 80 and 90 means it's 10 to 20 per cent cheaper here than in NY. On average. Across the board.


Movehub's stats don't include the cost of rent and housing, mind, so add on a bit for renting a cabin before packing up and heading out to Nepal to try to live on £15 a week for the rest of your life. [Independent]