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Welcome to the new Worldwide Cost of Living site from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the world leader in country intelligence. Use the Worldwide Cost of Living survey to compare cost of living indices in different cities, from New York and London to Tokyo and Shanghai. The survey also provides a salary calculator city orientation information.

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With droughts forecast to push up commodity prices over the coming year we look at where consumers are already getting a good, or raw, deal on one of the most basic staples, bread. The Economist Intelligence Unit compares typical prices for a standard one kilogram white loaf of bread. Types will vary from city to city depending on tastes, but the fact remains that bread is an integral part of many diets. In Paris, where boulangerie offer a range of specialist loaves, bread can cost over ten times more than in Tehran, where flat Barberi bread is most common. Rates for all cities subscribed to can be viewed by clicking on the Indices channel and scrolling down to the price list.
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