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average cost of basic necessities of life (as food and shelter and clothing)

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Ranked globally at 62nd, Abu Dhabi has a Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) Index rating of 73 compared to the global benchmark of 100 rating for New York.
Beirut had the 19th-highest cost of living in 2009, the 13th-highest in 2010, the 22nd-highest in 2011 and the 14th-highest cost of living in each of 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Thus, the minimum cost of living for working age people in average consist of 5,479 soms, for pensioners - 5 thousand 392 soms, for children under 7 years - 3,658 soms, from 7 to 14 years - 4 thousand 325 and for children from 14 to 17 years old 4 thousand 710 soms.
High cost of living, hunger, unemployment, poverty, crime, corruption and poor roads infrastructure are some of the key issues the respondents want Uhuru to tackle in his second and final term in office.
The last wage order took effect in Metro Manila in June 2016, integrating the P15 cost of living allowance into the basic wage and the granting of a P10 cost of living allowance per day.
An increase in the cost of living index in July 2016 in comparison with the previous month was measured in other food products of 1.
However, it has very high cost of living, below average well-being, average walkability, high taxes, below average health care quality and poor culture.
As a comparison of the cost of living for residents, the three UAE cities rank behind other major expat hotspots including Aberdeen (#15) and London (#18) in the UK, San Francisco (#19), New York (#20) and Washington (#24) in the US, Perth (#23), Adelaide (#32) and Sydney (#47) in Australia, Singapore (#53), Wellington (#54) and Auckland (#87) in New Zealand, Hong Kong (#123), Toronto, Canada (#132), Tokyo, Japan (#135) and Doha, Qatar (#205).
Rents in Bahrain are the 13th most expensive in the world on average, according to the Numbeo Cost of Living Index 2015, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The cost of living of a 4-member household will increase by around BGN 40 a month until the end of the winter.
Less than 12 months, last year's Cost of Living Report findings showed the UAE's economic recovery was well underway.
THE cost of living in Ireland has rocketed over the past 12 months.
The cost of living is too high and to keep going is overbearing.
Summary: A new study has found that the UK is the worst place to live in Europe due to many factors including the high cost of living and quality of life.