Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday Thirteen edition 17: What my cost of living would be in 13 other countries beside the US

Thirteen cost of living comparisons for other countries vs. the US at $50,000 US salary per year
1.... Australia: 42,735 United States Dollars 2.... Canada: 40,598 United States Dollars 3.... France: 56,837 United States Dollars 4.... Germany: 55,982 United States Dollars 5.... Iceland: 61,111 United States Dollars 6.... Japan: 75,641 United States Dollars 7.... Mexico: 33,760 United States Dollars 8.... New Zealand: 41,452 United States Dollars 9.... Spain: 42,307 United States Dollars 10... United Kingdom: 57,692 United States Dollars 11... Italy: 45,726 United States Dollars 12... Sweden: 59,829 United States Dollars 13... Greece: 42,735 United States Dollars per: Australian cost of living calculator I don't know how accurate this is. Per prices my friend 'S' at work told me about prices in Australia compared to the US when she last visited, I expected Australia to be more expensive to live than the US. Of course, just like in the US, I expect that different cities, different states, would vary.
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10 comments:

Paige Tyler said...

Interesting TT!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

Paige Tyler said...

Interesting TT!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

Amarinda Jones said...

Firstly - the Aussie dollar rose and is almost on par with the USD and many US travellers were not getting the same rates as before. And secondly Australia has so many fantastic things about it that money is not a issue - you cannot put a price on perfection

Ashley Ladd said...

I have been fascinated by Australia and New Zealand since I was a little girl reading Harlequins featuring them. I've not had the pleasure to visit yet, but it's definitely on my agenda. I can't wait to see both. There's still places in my own country I want to see, too, like Montana (my grandpa's homestead) and the Catskills and the Grand Canyon.

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

This was really interesting, Ashley!

And, BTW, woman, you certainly do have a LOT of blogs! LOL It took me a good while to find this one on your profile page. ;-)

Kelly Kirch said...

Well, looks like I'm moving to Sweden.

Sandra Cox said...

I've heard Iceland is really a great place to live. That crime is almost non existent, high literacy and income rate,low unemployment, inexpensive heating from the volcanoes. I'd like to visit someday.
Good blog. Have a great evening, Ash.

Ashley Ladd said...

Iceland would be cool to visit. (no pun intended)

I really want to see Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and Great Britain even more.

Amarinda Jones said...

Hey - I meant to say that your traffic feed is wrong....I am assuming I must be 'Shorncliffe Australia' (I live nowhere near it) or you have someone logging onto your site at the same time as me...I have always wondered about the reliability of thse feeds and I guess that answers my doubts about them

Anonymous said...

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