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Bangkok gets cheaper for expats

Mercer survey lists most-expensive cities worldwide

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Bangkok has become a markedly cheaper place for expatriates to live in the past year, according to Mercer LLC’s annual list of the world’s most-expensive cities. 

A aerial view of the skyline and the Chao Phraya river passing through Bangkok. Thailand's capital dropped from 66 to 88 on Mercer LLC;s survey of the world's most-expensive cities for expats in 2014. (AFP photo)

Thailand's capital fell from 66 to 88 on the 2014 survey of 211 cities worldwide, which measures the comparative cost of more than 200 items, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods, and entertainment. Rankings are based on fluctuations of currencies against the US dollar and the impact of inflation on goods and services using New York as a baseline.

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