Monday, September 20, 2010

Top Ten Cheapest Places to Live

According to a survey done this past spring the following list of Cities are the Top Ten Cheapest Places to Live in the World.

This study looked at cost of living throughout the world by creating a basket of common goods purchased by people including:

Booze (alcohol) - I don't know why but that always seems to come up on lists for the necessities of life!
Tobacco (that one really has me puzzled!)
Clothes (OK now we're getting real)
Foot wear (ditto!)
Domestic services (what the hell is that? I always think of maids and gardeners. Now if you're looking for the cheapest place to live are you really concerned about having a maid or a gardener?)
Food (As in groceries)
Food (As in dining out - restaurants, etc.)
Personal Care (As with the maid - if you're wanting to live cheap cut your own hair!)
Household Supplies
Sports & Leisure (Isn't this where the booze and smokes should be?)

OK, as I've pointed out these lists and what is ranked as important can get a little squirrelly but here's the result -

1. Asuncion, Paraguay
2. Quito Ecuador
3. Karachi, Pakistan
4. Johannesburg, South Africa
5. San Jose, Costa Rica
6. Buenos Aires, Argentina
7. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
8. Montevideo, Uruguay
9. Winston-Salem, U.S.A. (Really? You've got to be kidding? Must be the cheap smokes!)
10. Tunis, Tunisia

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