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'Bengaluru 2nd best city in world for relocation based on living costs'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Bengaluru is the second least expensive city to relocate in terms of living expenses for the first month, following Egyptian capital Cairo, says a report.

According to a study by furnished apartment Nestpick, the first month living expense in stood at USD 656, while for Bengaluru it was at USD 742.13.

In the overall list, the Indian city was ranked 79th.

Other least expensive cities to relocate include (USD 754.83), (USD 870.58), (USD 931.56) and (USD 943.15).

On the other hand, emerged as the most expensive city to relocate as the total first month living expense stood at USD 4,251.68, followed by (USD 4,002.76) and (USD 3,768.68).

has a total living expenses for the first month at USD 3,374.21, (USD 3,207.41), (USD 3,000.27), (USD 2,921.90) and (USD 2,899.98), as per the report.

To calculate the cost of relocating to each place, researched the potential immigration factors like a possible visa fee, and the The living costs for the first month were calculated, covering rent prices, internet cost, phone service, and drink expenses and any public transport costs.

The survey further noted that Zurich, has the most expensive and drink prices at USD 1,193.96, while Bengaluru has the least at USD 255.97.

has the most expensive transport prices, at USD 168.71, while has the least expensive, at USD 7.14.

"The cost of living is often a huge factor for those looking to move, with the initial month almost always incurring extra costs due to potential visa applications," said Omer Kucukdere, of

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 13:50 IST