Sunday, June 24, 2007

San Jose not an expensive city

Photo by the Costa Rica Tourism InstituteA survey of 143 cities around the world, by London-based Mercer Human Resource Consulting, places San Jose, Costa Rica among the least expensive cities for foreign residents.

The capital city of Costa Rica is 138th, and the fifth in Latin America, preceded by Buenos Aires 139th, Montevideo 140th, Quito 141st, and Asuncion 143rd.

Mexico City, Panama City, Santiago, and Caracas have higher costs of living, according to the survey, which uses the New York as the average, and found that the most expensive cities in the world are Moscow, London, Seoul, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

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