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  AllRefer.com - cost of living (Economics: Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
The cost of living is closely tied to rates of inflation and deflation.
In addition to changes over time, such analyses must also consider regional variations in the cost of living, and the relative weighting of the components of the index must be reappraised periodically.
The first attempt to gather data on the cost of living in the United States was made by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 1890.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/costlivi.html   (315 words)

 La Plata Economic Development Action Parnership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cost of Living Studies are a single point in time study and not used to measure price changes over time.
Cost of Living studies are very sensitive to the number of participants because the average for all participating places (the reference point) will change depending on the number of participants.
The Cost of Living Index (COLI) for the State of Colorado was recorded at 1.00% with the Cost of Living Index (COLI) for La Plata County being recorded at 0.990%.
www.laplatacountycolorado.org /community/costofliving.html   (436 words)

 Cost of Living 2nd Quarter 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the 2nd quarter of 2005, Missouri had the 11h lowest cost of living in the United States (of the 48 states and the District of Columbia surveyed by ACCRA).
MERIC derives the cost of living index for each state by averaging the indices of participating cities and metropolitan areas in that state.
Missouri's cost of living for the 2nd quarter 2005 was 91.6.
www.ded.mo.gov /researchandplanning/indicators/cost_of_living/index.stm   (191 words)

 QUT | Cost of living
Accommodation costs are less than in Sydney and Melbourne and compare favourably with the other capital cities.
The cost of transport, food and entertainment is average for Australian cities.
Cost of living - establishment costs and budgeting for living in Brisbane.
www.qut.edu.au /services/aboutqut/lifebris/living.jsp   (95 words)

 Inflation Calculators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is an inflation calculator for adjusting cost of living from one year to another using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation index.
This is an inflation calculator for adjusting costs from one year to another using the Employment Cost Index (ECI) inflation index.
Cost of Living Comparison - A calculator to compare cost of living between 399 major US metro areas.
www.jsc.nasa.gov /bu2/inflate.html   (566 words)

 Cost of living index --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
As a result of the yen's rise, however, Japan's cost of living index was among the world's highest.
Living things include the plants, animals, fungi, and algae that we can see, as well as tiny organisms such as bacteria and protozoa, which can be seen only with a microscope.
These organisms live on every type of habitat on Earth—on land and in the lakes, rivers, and seas; some organisms, such as some worms and certain bacteria and protozoa, live in both water and soil.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article?tocId=9310841&query=Paasche%20index&ct...   (787 words)

 Cost of Living Information For Visitors -- Columbia Chamber of Commerce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For additional information about the Cost of Living Index, contact the Chamber office or call us at 573-874-1132.
The American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association (ACCRA) produces the Cost of Living Index to provide a useful and reasonably accurate measure of living cost differences among urban areas in the United States.
Because each quarterly report is a separate comparison of prices at a single point in time, and because both the number and mix of participants may change from one quarter to the next, index data from different quarters cannot be compared to each other.
chamber.columbia.mo.us /v_retirerelo_cost.html   (224 words)

 Cost of Living   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When compared to other cities and metro areas of the West, Eastern Idaho's cost of living is generally lower.
For necessities such as groceries, housing, healthcare, utilities and transportation, costs in Eastern Idaho are often 30 to 50 percent less than in other areas.
Still, the message is clear: The cost of living in Eastern Idaho is attractive.
www.eastidaho.org /living/cost.html   (277 words)

 Cost of Living   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Used in conjunction with other information sources such as quality of living and statutory employment guidelines, employers are able to make informed decisions when managing a geographically dispersed workforce,” he said.
Accommodation and transportation costs, together with duty on items such as alcohol and tobacco, are particularly high in London compared to the rest of the EU, and have helped drive up the city’s score.
Though the cost of living in Middle Eastern cities has been relatively stable, Beirut and Dubai have moved down to 25th and 63rd place respectively (scores of 83.9 and 74.2).
www.imercer.com /australia/col.asp   (861 words)

 Money - Cost Of Living Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cost of Living Index This calculator is no longer available through Mortgage 101.
The ACCRA Cost of Living Index is a quarterly report that compares basic living expenses in various US cities.
Cost of living index a measure of change in prices of goods and services over periods of months or years; used by economists to discern amount of money needed
www.money-alert.com /CostOfLivingIndex   (706 words)

 Cost of Living Survey 2004 from Economist Intelligence Unit ; Finfacts Ireland
The bi-annual survey compares the cost of a representative basket of goods and services in dollar terms from over 130 cities worldwide to provide guidance for the calculation of executive allowances.
With a cost of living of just over half that of New York, Romania’s Bucharest (113th) is the cheapest city in Europe.
Despite seeing the relative cost of living rise against New York, Tokyo (1st) and Osaka (2nd) are being caught by European cities thanks to years of negative inflation and currency weakness compared with the European economies.
www.finfacts.com /costofliving4.htm   (1276 words)

 Cost of Living   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Greater Phoenix is one of the most affordable major metro areas in the U.S. Overall cost of living in Greater Phoenix is below the national average.
It is interesting to note that metropolitan area cost of living tends to increase proportionally with population size.
The Index compares the cost of maintaining a standard of living appropriate for moderately affluent professional and managerial households (annual income over $70,000 in most parts of the country).
www.gpec.org /InfoCenter/Topics/Quality_of_Life/CostofLiving.html   (119 words)

 Cost of Living
A major advantage of studying in Tasmania is the lower cost of living compared with most other study destinations.
All costs are per person, in Australian dollars, as at July 2005.
This is only a guide - the actual cost of living depends upon the student’s lifestyle and budgeting skills.
www.international.utas.edu.au /static/costOfLiving.php   (191 words)

 Cost of Living in New Zealand - NZ Living Expenses: Kiwi Lifestyle Cost
The cost of living varies depending on where you choose to live in New Zealand.
Auckland is a more expensive city in which to live but it seems that the further South you travel the less expensive the cost of living becomes.
Housing may cost more in Auckland than it does in Dunedin but the average employment wage in Auckland will be a lot higher than in Dunedin, so living costs tend to ‘balance out’, wherever you choose to reside.
www.residency.co.nz /cost-of-living   (408 words)

 USATODAY.com - High cost of living crush Americans' dreams of Italian living   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Seaver says, "My passport is American, my heart is Florentine." But she also says the couple is considering returning to the USA because of the high cost of living.
A pair of designer shoes that cost 350,000 lire was marked at 350 euros, or $311, on Jan. 1, 2002, not 180 euros, or $160.
She lived in Venice, Rome and Tuscany before renting a 500-euros-a-month, or $645, apartment in Positano in February 2004.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-05-09-italy-expats_x.htm   (1027 words)

 Encyclopedia: Death: The High Cost of Living   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Death: The High Cost of Living was written by Neil Gaiman and is one of many spinoffs from his graphic novel series The Sandman.
In "The High Cost of Living," the main character is a girl named Didi, who at first appears to be an eccentric, orphaned goth, but who insists that she is Death personified.
This collection included a foreword written by singer Tori Amos, as well as the hard-to-find public service comic 'Death Talks about Life', which features a graphic depiction about AIDS, a general discussion of safe sex, and delightful instructions on how to wear a condom, using a banana as a prop.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Death:-The-High-Cost-of-Living   (256 words)

 Salaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Student Cost of Living - illustrates a student's cost-of-living (COL) for consumables in any of over 7,200 U.S., Canadian, and international living locations.
Cost engineering salary survey - Results of a survey conducted by AACE International.
Cost of Living Comparison - A calculator to compare cost of living between major US metro areas.
www.jsc.nasa.gov /bu2/labor.html   (536 words)

 Cost of Living: Florida's Great Northwest, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Employers find that the high quality of life and low cost of living makes for a stable and affordable labor force.
The region is perhaps best known as an affordable and unspoiled family vacation land, but it's a great place to live and work too.
Economy.com reports that the cost of living across the four metro areas in Florida's Great Northwest averaged only 92% of the national average, while the cost of doing business index was only a percent higher, at 93% across the metro areas.
www.floridasgreatnorthwest.com /CostLiving.htm   (143 words)

 SE Salary Calculator
Cost of living data for one of 6,000 cities worldwide.
If you live outside of the US, you can purchase a Salaries Review international salary report for one of over 4,000 jobs in 6,000 cities.
Find out the local cost of living in any of over 6,000 cities worldwide.
www.salaryexpert.com   (621 words)

 Osmania University -::- Foreign Students \ Cost Of Living   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cost of living in Hyderabad City is not high.
It is difficult to give a precise estimate of the overall cost of living since the lifestyle of students coming from different foreign countries can vary significantly.
However, all foreign students are advised to note that in addition to the fees (annual tuition fee and registration fee), an amount of approximately US $ 100-150 per month will cover the living expenses of a single student.
www.osmania.ac.in /Foreign-Cost-of-Living.htm   (98 words)

 Pafina - traditional style mediterranean stone villas - Cost of Living in Paphos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Domestic heating oil costs are comparable to those in the UK, although it’s hardly a worry – with 340 days of sunshine a year and solar panels covering about 95% of all water heating requirements throughout the year.
Bottled heating gas is widely available and very cheap, costing C£4 per canister, and will last from 3 to 12 months for a cooker, depending on usage.
It is for this reason that to fill a pool, it may be more cost effective to order a truckload of water.
www.pafina.com /EN/faq/cost_of_living.html   (652 words)

 Global/Worldwide Cost of Living Survey Rankings 2005, Cities, International, Europe, Asia, America, US, American, ...
Mercer’s survey covers 144 cities across six continents and measures the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment.
It is the world’s most comprehensive cost of living survey and is used to help multinational companies and governments determine compensation allowances for their expatriate employees.
Scores are based on the cost of living for expatriates who are likely to stay in Central London, where accommodation is more expensive.
www.finfacts.ie /costofliving.htm   (1029 words)

 Cost of Living   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The cost of living in Canada and in particular Toronto is very high.
In considering the cost to study in Canada, you should consult the foreign exchange division of your local bank to determine current exchange value of the Canadian dollar in terms of your currency.
Your choice of accommodation is a major factor in establishing the cost of living as a student in Toronto.
www.utoronto.ca /grdpharm/living.htm   (139 words)

 Cost of Living in the UK - Accommodation, Food & Drink, Transportation, Entertainment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cost of Living in the UK - Accommodation, Food & Drink, Transportation, Entertainment
Cost of living in the UK As with most comparisons, the 'Cost of Living in the UK' really does depend on each individual's situation.
Sterling, by contrast, is one of the few currencies that is overvalued against the dollar, by 16%; it is 21% too strong against the euro.
www.workgateways.com /working-cost-of-living.html   (255 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | The true cost of living - £1.5m
The total cost of life is based on an average annual spend at today's prices and doesn't take into account the effects of inflation.
The survey questions the assumption that women are the spendthrift sex: the average man's cost of living is 21% higher than women's, at around £1.7m compared to almost £1.4m.
The discrepancy could, however, also be put down to the bigger impact of tax bills on men, who pay close to twice as much tax as women, as well as the effects career breaks and maternity leave have on women's ability to spend.
www.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,3604,1470179,00.html   (557 words)

 Bermuda Cost of Living Guide
Bermuda's cost of living is one of the highest in the world.
Costs for a retired person who is not Bermudian who is not working but would have to pay real estate taxes, may easily be much higher (see "Real Estate taxes" and Homes in Bermuda.
Because of the high cost of living in Bermuda and the finite resources in a very small land area yet with one of the highest populations anywhere per square mile or kilometer, families with more than two children are not normally approved.
www.bermuda-online.org /costoflivingguide.htm   (3353 words)

 cost of living on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Increases in Bakersfield's cost of living far outpace growth in salaries.
With energy costs rising producers are looking to nuclear power plants but they are still controversial as being dangerous for th
Traffic, cost of living mar otherwise congenial Miami area, businesses say.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c1/costlivi.asp   (731 words)

 campus-germany.de - Cost of Living: Modest life, though not Frugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The cost of living is relatively high in Germany – 660 euro allows a modest lifestyle and no more.
The important aspect in any case is to maintain fixed costs, e.g.
Living in Germany is not cheap and an economically priced room, possibly in a student dormitory, can ease some of the financial strain.
www.campus-germany.de /english/1.120.33.html   (132 words)

 Books Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Cuba by Christopher Howard
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