25 cheapest cities to live (25 photos)

By the word "cheap" we are used to treat a little skeptical. Everyone knows: that pay is what you get. Sometimes these words are justified, but in reality, the price does not always mean quality. This is especially true of residence.

People are trying to assess the future place of residence from different angles, ranging from local authorities to the architectural beauties. However, to give a comprehensive assessment is fairly easy. That is why we offer you a list of 25 cities where life is cheaper than most. Choose:

25. Kyiv, Ukraine



Kiev is an important industrial, educational, scientific and cultural center of Eastern Europe and, consequently, its economic situation does not depend on just one industry. Despite this, Kiev - the city is very average income, while in other parts of the country at all obvious poverty, but the capital itself is great for inexpensive normal life.

24. Bogota, Colombia



Bogota - Colombia's most populous city. According to the 2010 census, its population was 7,363,782 inhabitants. Thanks to its many universities and libraries, Bogotá has become known as the "South American Athens." In addition, it is also one of the largest industrial centers in Latin America. The city was able to successfully overcome their criminal image of the 90's and for many years, multinational companies open their regional offices here.

23. Santiago, Chile



The official name of the city - Santiago de Chile, is an industrial and financial center of the country. The city is located in the central part at an altitude of 520 meters above sea level. It was founded in 1541 and since colonial times was the capital of Chile. Thanks to sustained economic growth over the past decades, Santiago has been transformed into a modern metropolis. Today, Santiago - a place of accumulation of theaters and restaurants, shopping centers and skyscrapers, including the tallest building in Latin America - "Gran Torre Santiago».

22. Johannesburg, South Africa



Josy as the locals call it, is one of the 50 largest cities in the world. The city - the center of the trade in diamonds and gold, and one of the world's leading financial centers. Strange, but the cost of living in Johannesburg is relatively low compared with other similar cities.

21. Mexico City, Mexico



Mexico - Federal District and the capital of Mexico. Over time, this important financial center evolved from a colonial territory of the Spanish Empire in the independent world-class city. However, Mexico is still supported by relatively low cost of living and, if you like living among the crowds and smog, then you can save a little.

20 Vilnius, Lithuania


Vilnius is located in the southeast of Lithuania. It is the capital of the state and one of the cultural capitals of Europe with a population of 535,091 people. Vilnius is known for the magnificent architecture of the old town. In addition, the production of laser technology has opened production facility here and, despite the relatively low cost of living, Vilnius yet economically competitive city.

19. Lima, Peru


Formerly known as Ciudad de los Reyes, Lima - Peru's largest city and its capital. Lima is home to one of the oldest institutions of higher education - the National University of San Marcos, founded May 12, 1551. City - a leader in the field of economic development in the country, thanks to affordable and high-quality labor force, low-cost infrastructure.

18. Nairobi, Kenya


Green City in the Sun - the capital of Kenya's most populous country of 3 million. The most promising area of ​​the city turned out to Upper Hill, because of the low land prices and cost of service it attracts international investors and businessmen.

17. Cairo, Egypt


Commonly referred to by locals Masr, Cairo - the largest city in the Arab world and Africa. In the "city of a thousand minarets" common Islamic architecture, the territory of the city of its size in 16th place in the world.

16. Sofia, Bulgaria


Sofia, located at the foot of Vitosha mountain, is the economic center of Bulgaria. The city became the capital in 1879 and is the fifth largest city in the European Union. In 2009, housing prices in Sofia have fallen by 26 per cent, despite the fact that the previous year increased by 30.

15. Quito, Ecuador


It is a well-known historic town, also called San Francisco de Quito. Here you get a huge return on each dollar earned. Thus, life in the city is extremely favorable for pensioners.

14. Tunis, Tunisia


The city is also the capital of the Republic of Tunisia, the administrative center of the province and the heart of Tunis of the Tunisian economy. Despite the attraction of foreign investors, poverty and unemployment are very common, especially in urban areas.

13. Manila, Philippines


Manila, historically known as Gintô (gold) and later officially called the Kingdom of Maine, has since become one of the 16 cities that make up the metropolitan region of the country. Tourism and attracting foreign businesses - two whales economy of the city.

12 Muscat, Oman


The main commercial port in the east and the west, the capital of Oman, Muscat - the birthplace of the multinational company engaged in trade, oil and ships. Over the years, the economy is developing promising Muscat.

11. Dhaka, Bangladesh


Duck can be called the world capital of rickshaws, daily rides through the streets of about 400 000. It is also called the capital of the mosque, because 90 percent of the population - the Muslims.

10. Tehran, Iran


Initially, the city was called Ray, is 32th and is the capital of Iran itself is already 220 years. In Tehran, it is the sixth highest tower in the world, Milad Tower. The city belongs to the largest cities in Western Asia. The cost of a loaf of bread in Tehran is 26 cents.

9. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


This city - the gateway to two of the holiest places of Islam, Mecca and Medina, one of the major resort cities of Saudi Arabia and the second largest city after Riyadh. Filling machines are not hit hard on your pocket because Jeddah is one of the 10 cheapest places to live. The average cost of a liter of gasoline in this city is incredibly low, and is only 13 cents.

8. Panama City, Panama


This city is located on the Pacific shore of the Panama Canal and is named one of the seven wonders of the modern world. With its vast tropical forests and luxury hotels, the city - one of the best places in the world for privacy.

7. Colombo, Sri Lanka


The original name of the city - Columba. Already 2,000 years ago the harbor city was popular among foreign traders. The capital city became in 1815, when Sri Lanka was given to the British Empire, and remain so even after the declaration of independence of Sri Lanka in 1978.

6. Bucharest, Romania


In terms of population - is the tenth city in the European Union, it is sometimes called "Little Paris." It became the capital of Romania in 1862. If you - a wine lover, you know, the average cost of a bottle in this city is 3, 77 dollar.

5. Algeria, Algiers


Famous for its white buildings gleaming in the sun, Algeria la Blanche in 2007 was 50 in the world at the height of the subsistence minimum. Now liter of petrol you can buy a little more than a quarter of a dollar. What about travel?

4. Kathmandu, Nepal


Located in the basin of an ancient lake, Kathmandu - commercial and industrial center of Nepal. Tourists are fascinated sights and sounds of this rich cultural and religious history of the city. A loaf of bread is worth little more than a dollar.

3. New Delhi, India


Even though New Delhi is the most expensive city in India, in relation to the rest of the world - it is the second city of cheapness.

2. Mumbai


Initially, the city was called Bombay, in terms of population it is the first place in India and the fourth - in the world. Despite the extensive trade and a variety of entertainment, along with Karachi it is the cheapest city to live. Because of the difference in incomes of households have little purchasing power, however, following the standards of the West, they keep prices at a minimum level.

1. Karachi


City of Lights, as it is called Karachi this year was recognized as the most expensive city to live. According to the International economic index of consumer prices in 2013, the price of a kilogram of bread in Karachi is 1/5 of the price in Tokyo, the most expensive city in the world.

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