Toronto e Montreal entre as cidades mais caras do mundo
Posted by José Francisco V. Schuster em 16/09/2010
Quem está de fora e vê os salários às vezes acha que é barbada morar no Canadá. Porém, Toronto e Montreal estão entre as cidades mais caras do mundo! Mais caras, inclusive, do que Londres e Paris! Portanto, não tire conclusões precipitadas: para muitos no Canadá, cada vez mais, o salário acabou e o mês ainda continua…
A combination of inflation and a stronger Canadian dollar has vaulted Toronto and Montreal into two of the most expensive cities in the world. Toronto is the eighth most expensive city while Montreal is ninth. Both cities are more expensive to live in than London, Paris and Sydney, Australia.
It’s a dramatic shift for Toronto and Montreal, which were ranked 31st and 32nd in last year’s survey. The most expensive city to live in is Oslo in Norway, followed Zurich, Geneva and Tokyo. The survey was done by UBS Wealth Management Research, a Swiss firm that has been tracking the cost of living in major cities since 1971. It bases its data on the cost of consumer goods and services, and does a survey of wages to determine the purchasing power of people living in major cities. In terms of purchasing power, Montreal was 11th while Toronto was 14th. People living Zurich, Sydney, Miami and Los Angeles have the greatest purchasing power based on annual wages and the cost of living.