Various factors contribute into a city’s cost-of-living for expatriate employees, such as monetary value, consumer confidence, investment, interest rates, exchange rates of the country’s currency, and housing costs. Combine all these and some living standards and you get these lovely but expensive cities. Almost all of them are in the US, Europe, China, Japan and the UAE.
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SHANXI, CHINA: CITY BUILT IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SHAN
This is amazing and we have to wonder how, why and when did they do this. From where & how do they get water…power….sewer…..?
How did they build all this?? And why..way..”up there“!!
Shanxi is a province in Northern China. It covering an area of 156,300 square kilometers, and has a continental monsoon climate. The name Shanxi literally means “mountain’s west”, which refers to the province’s location west of the Taihang Mountains. Shanxi borders Hebei to the east, Henan to the south, Shaanxi to the west, and Inner Mongolia to the north. The capital of the province is Taiyuan. [Wikipedia]
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