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Angola's capital the 'most expensive city' for expats

Despite being recognised as a relatively inexpensive city, the cost of imported goods and safe living conditions in the country are available at a steep price, said Mercer's 2015 Cost of Living Survey.   The

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Dubai most expensive city in region for expats

Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE are the most expensive cities in the Middle East for expatriates, as Jeddah, Saudi Arabia continues to be the least expensive city in the region, a report said. Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been

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Qatar cost of living 'highest in Gulf'

Qatar has the highest cost of living in the Gulf thanks to the high cost of renting homes in the country, said a report. In a like-for-like comparison of seven measures accommodation, food, healthcare, education, transport, utilit

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Mena residents see rise in cost of living

About 71 per cent residents across the region anticipate a rise in the cost of living in their country in the next six months, said a consumer confidence survey report. The latest Middle East and North Africa (Mena) Consumer Confi

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Most UAE professionals 'unhappy with pay'

More than 67 per cent of UAE professionals feel their current salary is lower than that of other companies in their industry, with only 3 per cent stating a high level of satisfaction with their current remuneration, according to a survey.

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Jeddah among cheapest cities in the world

  Saudi Arabia's Jeddah is among the cheapest cities in the world to live, while Japanese capital Tokyo is the costliest, according to an annual survey released on Monday. &n

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Zurich most expensive city, Karachi cheapest

Zurich has topped Tokyo to become the world's most expensive city, as surging currencies push up the cost of living in countries like Switzerland and Australia, a survey showed on Tuesday. The Swiss Franc's allure as a safe haven

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Pay hikes ‘not in line with cost of living’

Sixty-two per cent of the employees in the UAE feel that their current remuneration is not in line with the cost of living, according to a recent survey. However, 49 per cent believe that their financial position will improve in a year’s t

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Qatar salaries ‘top in Mena’

Qatar recorded the highest number of professionals with the biggest salaries in the region, with 10 per cent earning $8,001 or more each month, in a new study. Across the Mena region, the average monthly salary differs considerably from co

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Jobs, cost 'key to a city's attractiveness'

Jobs and cost of living -- not culture and environment -- matter most for a city's attractiveness, says a new research. Urban policymakers must not lose sight of the basics of liveability - transport, roads, schools and safety - as th

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