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The survey assesses the cost of living by comparing housing, food, clothing, transport and utility bills and the like in 132 cities around the world.And because the EIU converts all data into dollars to better compare prices, the strengthening euro played a big role in this year’s rankings.
The euro has gained nearly 20 percent versus the dollar during the past year. Last winter, a euro traded for about $1.28. During the year 2009 the exchange rate was more than $1.50.
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The study is aimed at helping companies calculate allowances for executives and their families being sent overseas.
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