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Please, fill in both cities The original source for 1,335,000 prices 1,981 cities 202 countries 378,000 contributors Recent Prices Added Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Rio de Janeiro costs R$ 1,800 (13 minutes ago) Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in São Paulo costs R$ 1,000 (27 minutes ago) Lunchtime menu in the business district in Madras costs ₨500 (about 1 hour ago) Lunchtime menu in the business district in Bucharest costs 20 lei (about 1 hour ago) Utilities (heating, electricity, gas ...), monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Wrocław costs 460 zł (about 1 hour ago) Public transport in Brasov costs 50 lei (about 2 hours ago) What is Expatistan? Expatistan is a cost of living calculator that allows you to compare the cost of living between cities around the world. What makes us unique is that we collect the prices that we use to calculate our cost of living index from visitors like you.

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To Hell and Back: Spain's Grotesque Recession and Its Surprising New Economy - Steven Hill A not-so-short history of the Spanish economy: The half-century housing bubble, the excruciating recession, the grisly unemployment, and, finally, a glimmer of hope. Bosch/Prado MADRID – It’s been more than a rocky few years for Spain. It’s been a rocky half-century. Run by a military dictator until the 1970s, Spain emerged in the early 2000s as a model of social democracy and the poster child for the European Union.

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Nations are no longer driving globalization—cities are - Quartz Urbanization has already declared itself the mega-trend of the 21st century, with half the world’s population now living in cities for the first time in human history. While the implications for economic growth have been widely discussed, urbanization’s impact on diplomacy and sovereignty will be equally profound. Consider just two major issues on the global agenda: security and climate change. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the November 2008 terror attack on Mumbai, both cities moved to strengthen their own security services and intelligence capabilities beyond what Washington and Delhi could provide and mandate.

Bitcoin value goes up, now accepted in China Bitcoin’s price hit a record at $261 on the Bitstamp online exchange, driven by wider acceptance of the virtual currency. The digital money, which can be used to pay for goods and services on the Internet, has risen 20-fold so far this year, as trading activity has increased. Bitcoins were trading at $259.02 apiece at 1:17 p.m. in New York on Bitstamp, one of the more active Web-based exchanges where Bitcoins are traded for dollars, euros and other currencies. The rally comes a month after the closing of the “Silk Road Hidden Website,” where people could obtain drugs, guns and other illicit goods using Bitcoins. The virtual currency lost a third of its value in the days after the website was shut down. Bitcoins are becoming increasingly popular, particularly in China, said Ugo Egbunike, director of business development at IndexUniverse, an index-fund researcher.

Government debt: How much is too much? THE popularity of austerity policies has waned over the past several years thanks to evidence that it may have been counterproductive. But many are still worried by the fact that, relative to national income, government debt is now larger in many countries than at any point since WWII. Moreover, for most nations, government debt is projected to grow relative to income for years to come. This is why policymakers across the rich world have been scrambling to slow the growth of public spending while simultaneously increasing tax revenues. (America’s budget fights should be understood in this context.) Does their urgency make sense?

A man recorded his farts for his homesick brother. He captured one so beautiful he turned it to song. Almost Done! Choose an available username to complete sign up Forgot Password Enter the email associated with your account and you will be emailed instructions to reset your password The Real Reason Cities Are Centers of Innovation - Emily Badger It’s obvious from human history that people have long found unique value in living and working in cities, even if for reasons they couldn’t quite articulate. Put people together, and opportunities and ideas and wealth seem to grow at a more powerful rate than a simple sum of all our numbers. This has been intuitively true for centuries of city-dwellers. "What people didn’t know," says MIT researcher Wei Pan, "is why." There have been plenty of theories. Adam Smith famously figured that people become more productive when we’re able to specialize, each of us honing a separate area of expertise.

China’s Market Enigma “The focus of the restructuring of the economic system … is to allow the market [forces] to play a ‘decisive role’ in the allocation of resources.” That’s it? The whole world was breathlessly waiting – and this is what the world got: an enigma enveloped in a riddle inside a Chinese box, in the form of a cryptic communique issued by the long-awaited Third Plenum of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s Central Committee. To know who is ultimately responsible for this – the first serious policy blueprint unveiled by the new Chinese leadership of President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang – one just needs a glimpse at the photo: these are the seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the men who really rule China.

The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it - David Graeber Back in the 1930s, Henry Ford is supposed to have remarked that it was a good thing that most Americans didn't know how banking really works, because if they did, "there'd be a revolution before tomorrow morning". Last week, something remarkable happened. The Bank of England let the cat out of the bag. In a paper called "Money Creation in the Modern Economy", co-authored by three economists from the Bank's Monetary Analysis Directorate, they stated outright that most common assumptions of how banking works are simply wrong, and that the kind of populist, heterodox positions more ordinarily associated with groups such as Occupy Wall Street are correct. In doing so, they have effectively thrown the entire theoretical basis for austerity out of the window.

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