Ahmedabad and Karachi among ten cheapest cities in the world

Dec 1, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi


Capital city of Syria and one of the oldest civilisations in the world, Damascus tops the list of cheapest cities in the world. The cost of living in the city for a single person is nearly $465 (₹34,851) per month, as per cost of living database website Numbeo.

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The city is well known for many ancient and historical sites including the Hippodrome and the Roman Necropolis. According to Numbeo, Tripoli is 45 percent less expensive than New York.

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Capital and the most cosmopolitan city in Uzbekistan, Tashkent is also one of the safest cities in the world. According to Numbeo, consumer prices in the city are 10 percent lower than in India.

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Tunis is perhaps most famous for its wide array of historical attractions including the ancient city of Carthage. The city is nearly 70 percent cheaper than New York, as per Numbeo.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest metropolis city, is one of the most underrated and unexplored cities in the world. Cost of living in Almaty for four people is approximately ₹1,16,000 per month, according to Numbeo.

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Capital of Sindh province and Pakistan’s largest city and principal seaport, Karachi is a major commercial and industrial centre. Living cost in Karachi is 26 percent lesser than Bengaluru in India, as per Numbeo.

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Former capital city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is known for its world-famous cotton textiles. Reportedly, one of the safest cities in India is also a cheaper place to live as compared to other cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad.

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Capital city and chief seaport of Algeria is known for the ‘Casbah of Algiers’ with the remains of the citadel, old mosques and Ottoman-style palaces. The cost of a single person living in the city is approximately DZD56,318 (₹30,000) per month.

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Buenos Aires

Capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is renowned for its architecture, world-class cuisine, vibrant entertainment, and world-class shopping. Buenos Aires is 64 percent less expensive than New York, according to Numbeo.

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Zambia's largest city is home to many notable institutions such as the Zambian National Assembly Building and the Lusaka National Museum. Cost of living in the city is 53 percent lower than in the United States.

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The above ranking is given as per the Worldwide Cost of Living 2021 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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