, The Economy
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, Top 5 Most Expensive
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UBS. CIO Wealth Management Research: A comparison of purchasing power around the globe, 2012.
Data is the price of an evening meal (three-course menu with starter, main course and dessert, excluding drinks) including service in a good restaurant. Prices and wages are in U.S. dollars for the year 2012. Average hourly salary is for 15 professions, weighted according
to distribution; net after deductions of taxes and social security
contributions (Please note: wage comparisons always come with a degree of uncertainty,
as it is extremely difficult to collect reliable data on income
in some cities).
The occupations used for salary comparisons were: Bus driver,
Call center agent,
Cook (Chef de Partie),
Bank credit clerk,
Female sales assistant,
Primary school teacher,
Female factory worker,
Skilled industrial worker.