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An evening at Donaukanal in the centre of Vienna.

An evening at Donaukanal in the centre of Vienna.

While prices are rising just about everyday in Indian cities, they are nothing compared to some places. ECA International, a global management consulting firm, recently came out with its semi-annual cost of living survey, which compares the cost of a basket of consumer goods and services all over the world.

 

Ginza shopping district in Tokyo.

Ginza shopping district in Tokyo.

Tokyo

Movie ticket: $22.93

Can of soda: $1.85

Dozen eggs: $6.20

Beer at a bar: $10.35

Rank (2011): 1

Rank (2012): 1

 

A view of Nagoya in Japan.

A view of Nagoya in Japan.

Nagoya, Japan

Movie ticket: $22.84

Can of soda: $1.44

Dozen eggs: $4.20

Beer at a bar: $10.25

Rank (2011): 4

Rank (2012): 2

 

Royal Palace at the end of Karl Johans Gate in Oslo.

Royal Palace at the end of Karl Johans Gate in Oslo.

Oslo, Norway

Movie ticket: $17.39

Can of soda: $3.20

Dozen eggs: $8.38

Beer at a bar: $12.89

Rank (2011): 2

Rank (2012): 3

 

Dusk settles over the Angolan capital, Luanda.

Dusk settles over the Angolan capital, Luanda.

Luanda, Angola

Movie ticket: $13.10

Can of soda: $1.05

Dozen eggs: $5.25

Beer at a bar: $7.38

Rank (2011): 11

Rank (2012): 4

 

Trainers perform with four white dolphins at Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise.

Trainers perform with four white dolphins at Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise.

Yokohama, Japan

Movie ticket: $22.84

Can of soda: $1.59

Dozen eggs: $4.34

Beer at a bar: $10.30

Rank (2011): 6

Rank (2012): 5

 

A view of Kobe, Japan.

A view of Kobe, Japan.

Kobe, Japan

Movie ticket: $22.84

Can of soda: $1.44

Dozen eggs: $4.58

Beer at a bar: $8.49

Rank (2011): 10

Rank (2012): 6

 

Statue of national hero Simon Bolivar in Caracas.

Statue of national hero Simon Bolivar in Caracas.

Caracas, Venezuela

Movie ticket: $15.81

Can of soda: $2.93

Dozen eggs: $3.92

Beer at a bar: $11.61

Rank (2011): 13

Rank (2012): 7

 

A view of Stavanger, Norway.

A view of Stavanger, Norway.

Stavanger, Norway

Movie ticket: $17.59

Can of soda: $2.89

Dozen eggs: $7.87

Beer at a bar: $12.54

Rank (2011): 8

Rank (2012): 8

 

People relax on the banks of Lake Zurich.

People relax on the banks of Lake Zurich.

Zurich, Switzerland

Movie ticket: $18.59

Can of soda: $1.26

Dozen eggs: $7.88

Beer at a bar: $9.20

Rank (2011): 5

Rank (2012): 9

 

A view of Jet d'Eau and Lake Leman from the St-Pierre Cathedrale in Geneva.

A view of Jet d'Eau and Lake Leman from the St-Pierre Cathedrale in Geneva.

Geneva, Switzerland

Movie ticket: $19.97

Can of soda: $1.29

Dozen eggs: $8.06

Beer at a bar: $9.10

Rank (2011): 3

Rank (2012): 10

 

A view of the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern.

A view of the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern.

Bern, Switzerland

Movie ticket: $19.34

Can of soda: $1.25

Dozen eggs: $7.84

Beer at a bar: $8.25

Rank (2011): 7

Rank (2012): 11

 

Freie Strasse in Basel.

Freie Strasse in Basel.

Basel, Switzerland

Movie ticket: $18.96

Can of soda: $1.27

Dozen eggs: $8.27

Beer at a bar: $9.61

Rank (2011): 9

Rank (2012): 12

 

A view of the Moscow International Business Center and the Mercury City Tower, right.

A view of the Moscow International Business Center and the Mercury City Tower, right.

Moscow, Russia

Movie ticket: $15.32

Can of soda: $1.64

Dozen eggs: $2.61

Beer at a bar: $9.57

Rank (2011): 16

Rank (2012): 13

 

wo women walk past a work by artists Bellotti and Rosewell, which is part of 'Sculpture by the Sea', near Bondi Beach.

wo women walk past a work by artists Bellotti and Rosewell, which is part of 'Sculpture by the Sea', near Bondi Beach.

Sydney, Australia

Movie ticket: $19.47

Can of soda: $2.43

Dozen eggs: $5.30

Beer at a bar: $7.70

Rank (2011): 15

Rank (2012): 14

 

The Nyhavn canal, part of the Copenhagen Harbor and home to many bars and restaurants.

The Nyhavn canal, part of the Copenhagen Harbor and home to many bars and restaurants.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Movie ticket: $15.91

Can of soda: $2.29

Dozen eggs: $6.54

Beer at a bar: $9.44

Rank (2011): 12

Rank (2012): 15

 

Tourists walk on pathways through the Floriade flower festival in Canberra.

Tourists walk on pathways through the Floriade flower festival in Canberra.

Canberra, Australia

Movie ticket: $18.77

Can of soda: $2.69

Dozen eggs: $7.01

Beer at a bar: $8.05

Rank (2011): 17

Rank (2012): 16

 

People struggle against wind and drifting snow in Stockholm.

People struggle against wind and drifting snow in Stockholm.

Movie ticket: $17.42

Can of soda: $1.91

Dozen eggs: $4.51

Beer at a bar: $10.19

Rank (2011): 19

Rank (2012): 17

 

A couple have a picture taken during a snow storm in New York's Times Square.

A couple have a picture taken during a snow storm in New York's Times Square.

Manhattan

Movie ticket: $13.69

Can of soda: $1.66

Dozen eggs: $4.58

Beer at a bar: $7.33

Rank (2011): 46

Rank (2012): 36

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