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Cost and standard of living

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View Resource Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS)

The Living Standards Measurements Study (LSMS) Website, from the World Bank Group, serves as a resource for researchers, worldwide, with data sets and methodological lessons taken from LSMS's household surveys. This site guides users through an introduction to LSMS and includes a five-step process to determine if data will be helpful for users's needs. In addition to the actual data, the site...
View Resource Finfacts Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2001

Both interesting and informative, Finfact’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey for 2001 compares prices of more than 200 items in 144 cities across the globe. Using New York City, which ranked tenth in 2001, as an absolute (at 100%), the survey compares relative costs of living in major metropolitan areas worldwide, particularly in major financial and commercial hubs. Ranking first, second, and...
View Resource List of World’s Most Expensive Cities Released

The number of surveys about the cost and livability of various cities have increased significantly over the past decade, and many of them are as heatedly argued over as are the yearly rankings of colleges and universities across the United States. This week the Mercer Human Resource Consulting group released its list of the 144 most expensive urban areas around the world. Not surprisingly, Asian...
View Resource Economics Policy Institute

Founded in 1986, the Economics Policy Institute (EPI) was established to "broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers." In keeping with that particular view, the Institute places a premium on real world analysis and a concern for the living standards of working people. The EPI site serves a clearinghouse for much of its research findings,...