Delhi is the most expensive city

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The national capital has become the most expensive city in the country for expatriates. Comparing with other metro cities, New Delhi is ahead of Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
However, all Indian cities have witnessed a decline in their rankings in terms of cost of living this year with New Delhi falling to the 65th position from 55th place in last year’s survey, in the global list of 143 cities.
Further, Bangalore has dropped to 133rd rank from the 118th rank in last year’s survey, while Chennai is the cheapest Indian city at 135th rank falling from 117th position last year.
Mercer’s survey covers 143 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 a comprehensive cost of living survey and is used to help multinational companies and governments determine cost of living allowances for their expatriate employees.
Overall, a significant reshuffle of cities can be observed in this year’s ranking, mainly due to considerable currency fluctuations.