The 2018 First Month Relocation Costs Index cuts down your precious time when researching the cost of relocating to the most in-demand cities around the world.
Check these figures out:
- Dubai, UAE is the most expensive city to relocate to, based on a first month living cost of $4,251.68, with high rent prices and visa fees.
- Cairo, Egypt is the least expensive city to relocate to, based on a first month living cost of $656.80, with cheap rent prices and affordable food and drink.
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ranks #71, with the first month living cost amounting to $1,014.56.
Furnished apartment search engine, Nestpick, has released a study, 2018 First Month Relocation Costs Index which reveals the first month living costs involved in relocating to 80 cities around the globe. From years of experience helping individuals to move, Nestpick knows that the initial costs involved with relocation can vary widely depending on location.
The index is designed to be an indicator of the cost of relocating to some of the world’s most in- demand cities, and therefore a useful tool for the increasing numbers of digital nomads, millennials, students and expats who are seeking work and life opportunities abroad.
To begin the study, Nestpick first looked at the most popular destinations for work opportunities, top universities and thriving start-up cultures, before finalising a list of 80 cities from all around the globe.
To calculate the cost of relocating to each place, the search engine first researched the potential immigration factors such as a possible visa fee, and the visa processing time.