January 25, 2022 4:16 pm

How much does it cost to live in the most important cities of the world

One of the most iconic cities on the planet is located in the top of the list of Most important in the world, made by the magazine Time Out. The publication, which has been in effect since 1968 and provides information on lifestyles and tourism, revealed the costs of residing in these places that have a great reputation.

The magazine took as a reference aspects such as sustainability, environmental initiatives, nightlife and progress as pillars to carry out the research, topics that gained importance with the arrival of the health emergency.

As mentioned by the CNN, the magazine deployed some of its editors to different parts of the world in order to create a large database that would give an idea of ​​the different qualities that some cities on the planet possess, all with the aim of conducting a study.

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Notably, 27,000 people were interviewed in a wide variety of metropolises ranging from Madrid to Tokyo. Two Latin American capitals appear on the definitive list.

”We were looking for cities that not only thought about now, but also about the future. Those who make life better for us and for our grandchildren, “said the study editors.

Among the top five cities on the list are:

1. San Francisco, United States.

2. Amsterdam, Holland.

3. Manchester, England.

4. Copenhagen, Denmark.

5. New York, USA.

It should be noted that cities like Paris, London and Tokyo fell on the list due to their treatment to contain the spread of the coronavirus, a factor that was essential to carry out the different classification studies. In the same way, they continue as the most visited cities on a tourist level.

If you want to leave the country, these large cities can be a great reference to start a new life. Here we show you how expensive or cheap it would be to start from scratch in these wonderful places. Would you cheer up?

Keep in mind that the conversion to pesos can be scandalous, due to the devaluation of the national currency. Accommodation prices were assessed according to the opinion of some specialized media that give their perception of costs in fields such as: housing, food and transportation.

San Francisco

According to some specialized media, the cost of housing in the Golden Gate city is between the 2,000 (205,445 pesos) to the 4,000 dollars ($ 410,891), depending on the sector and, of course, the comforts you want for your stay.

Although they advise that if you want something cheaper, you could get an apartment on the outskirts of the city.

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Now in terms of food expenses, if you decide to cook on your own, it could cost you a month 300 dollars (30,816 pesos), depending on the supplies and the supermarket, as there are some that are cheaper than others.

But if you prefer to go out to a restaurant or look at a low-cost lunch, like the equivalent of a ‘rush’ in Colombia, you could be spending the day of 10 (1,027 pesos) to 20 dollars (2,054 pesos), as recorded the travel portal Vivirenn.


In San Francisco you can use the subway and bus, which are priced at $ 2.75 and $ 3, respectively. Specialists recommend not taking taxis, since a journey of one hour can cost upwards of $ 33 ($ 3,389).

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In conclusion, the monthly cost of living in San Francisco, according to some specialized media, could be around $ 5,000 per month.


According to the portal Expatistan, that collects data from people who have lived in different cities around the world, Renting an apartment in the most luxurious area of ​​the city can cost around 2,500 euros (291,758 pesos) per month.

For its part, the price of a furnished property, of an average size of 85 square meters in a cheaper area, could be between the 1,000 (116,703 pesos) and 1,500 euros (175055 pesos), at today’s currency exchange.

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But if you are looking for a shared accommodation, you can find rooms that start from 200 euros (23,340 pesos) onwards. In relation to public services, taking into account that this framework includes water, electricity and the Internet, it could cost you a few 147 euros (17155 pesos) a month.


Some specialized portals determined that the price of meals per week for two people may be between the 40 (4,668 pesos) and 60 euros, taking into account individual habits and the supermarkets from which you are going to buy, since there are some more expensive than others.

If you want to go out to eat in a restaurant, a dinner for two could be between 50 and 70 euros, although it is recommended to go to the pubs to ask for the menu of the day which can be worth a maximum 30 euros (3,501 pesos).

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Junk food is the cheapest you can find if you decide to eat outside your home, since from 8 euros you can find excellent options.


Is It is one of the cities where you can get the cheapest transport service, as it is recognized worldwide as the capital of bicycles. So your mobilization in Amsterdam can be free.

Now, the cost of one of them can start from 19 euros (2,217 pesos) onwards. Remember that there are different ranges of ‘cycles’, so you must choose carefully the one you want, as they can be too expensive. Of course also You can use the rental of one of the bicycles that the company ‘Swapfiets’ has at 19 euros.

The city’s public transport service consists of tram, metro and taxi, and the latter one of the most expensive in Europe, according to some specialized media.

The price of the tram and the metro are at 3.2 euros (373 pesos) one way. Although if you buy a personalized card you will be able to access the benefits granted by the government for using the services.


If you want to live in ‘Cottonopolis’, due to its large cotton production, you will have to invest more or less between 800 and 1500 pounds per month, depending on the area you choose to stay in and the size of the property.

In general, the prices set by the experts of Expatistan They are for an 85 square meter apartment in busy areas and of great tourist value. Now, you can also resort to doing the functions of ‘roommate’ in which you would stay in a room where you can share an apartment with someone else.

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A room in this city in England can be found from the 200 pounds sterling.


It is always advisable to eat at home if you do not want to spend a lot of money. A two-week market for one person is around £ 35, depending on where the person goes. Remember that there are shelves where the prices of inputs rise considerably.

Otherwise, if you want to go out to a restaurant that offers food service, you can find establishments that offer Traditional English food from £ 10. In a more ‘prestigious’ place you can find prices per person between 30 and 40 pounds.


In this city there is the tram and metro service. One way service costs £ 3 and £ 4 respectively. These give a viable option to get around the city, since their travel times are usually relatively short, mentions the medium. Waynabox.

For his part taxi service, as in most countries, it is usually expensive. Here is no exception, since a 40-60 minute ride may be costing £ 20.


It may be one of the cheapest cities for accommodation on the list considering that Denmark’s minimum wage is 2,500 euros, according to the specialists of the platform Vivirenn.

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For housing costs it is estimated that a Dane spends monthly between 700 (81,692 pesos) and 1,000 euros, taking into account that they are values ​​for a modest but comfortable home in a good sector of the city. Everything will depend on the number of rooms and size of the property.

Again we recommend the option of getting a room to live with someone else in the apartment. A room can be obtained from 100 euros.


Specialists do not recommend going out to eat in restaurants if you do not have the necessary money, as they mention that some well-known establishments can be expensive. One dinner could cost you the most 50 euros (5,835 pesos) per person.

Now, going to a Danish supermarket, which provides the necessary products to cook at home, can generate a monthly expense of 60 euros (273 thousand pesos). It should be noted that this is an approximate value taking into account the most basic inputs of the family basket.

New York

The city is reputed to be one of the most expensive on the planet. Is that true? For the renowned travel blogger Oscar Alejandro, who has more than 1.1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, the average salary to live without complications there is 3,500 dollars (408,368 pesos) per month, this being one of the average salaries.

According to data from the New York state government website, the city’s average annual salary is $ 80,000.

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However, the high costs of taxes in this city caused the purchase of real estate by locals to decrease. Therefore, many citizens decide to rent an apartment or house to survive.

The cost of a rental in the most iconic districts of the city can range from 1,000 in a single space and from 3,000 to 5,000 dollars.

Remember that it is always an excellent option as you begin to organize to find shared rooms. These can be found from 200 dollars (23,340 pesos).


Again, home cooking is recommended because if you decide to eat out it can cost you at least $ 20 at a cheap restaurant. In addition, a higher-end restaurant can cost up to $ 65 per person.

According to the figures of some specialized media, the monthly expenditure of an average market can be achieved at 240 dollars (28,008 pesos).

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According to the data provided on the official website of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the prices for commuters who travel on the subway and on route buses are 2.75 dollars (320 pesos).

It is recommended to buy a monthly pass, or Metrocard at a value of $ 127 to have unlimited monthly trips for 30 days.


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