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The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its list of the world's 10 cheapest cities, based on the average cost of living. In its latest Worldwide Cost of Living survey, EIU compared all cities with the base city of New York, which has an index value of 100. It found Asian and Middle Eastern cities dominating the top 10 list. Eight of the 10 cities are repeaters from the previous year's list. Manila, Philippines, and Tunis, Tunisia, have been replaced by Muscat, Oman, and Katmandu, Nepal, in this year's list.


  • 1. Worlds 10 Cheapest Cities toLive in, 2012

2. 1 Karachi, Pakistan and nancialKarachi is the largest city, main seaportcenter of Pakistan, as well as the capital of the provinceof Sindh. The city has an estimated population of 21 millionpeople as of April 2012. At a density of nearly 6,000people per square kilometer (15,500 per square mile). 3. 2 Mumbai, India capital city of the Indian stateMumbai, formerly Bombay, is theof Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and thefourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitanarea population of approximately 20.5 million.Along with the urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbaiand Thane, it is one of the most populous urban regions in theworld 4. 3 Tehran, IranTehran, sometimes spelled Teheran, is thecapital of Iran and Tehran Province. With apopulation of 12,223,598 it is also Iranslargest urban area and city, the largest city inWestern Asia and the 5th-largest city globally. 5. 4 Newthe capital of the Republic of India, and the seat ofNew Delhi is Delhi, Indiaexecutive, legislative, and judiciary branches of the Governmentof India. It also serves as the center of the Government of theNational Capital Territory of Delhi. New Delhi is situated withinthe metropolis of Delhi and is one of the eleven districts of DelhiNational Capital Territory. 6. 5 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Red Sea and is theJeddah, is a city located on the coast of themajor urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest cityin Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, andthe second largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city,Riyadh. With a population currently at 3.2 million, Jeddah is animportant commercial hub in Saudi Arabia. 7. 6 Katmandu, Nepal (Tie)Kathmandu is the capital and, with almost one million inhabitants, thelargest urban agglomerate of Nepal. The agglomerate consists ofKathmandu Metropolitan City at its core and its sister cities ofLalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City, Kirtipur municipality, Madhyapurmunicipality, Bhaktapur municipality as well as recently recognizedurban areas of Shankharapur municipality, Karyabinayakmunicipality and Champapur municipality 8. 6 Panama City, Republic of (Tie) is the southernmostPanama, ofcially thePanama Panama,country of Central America.Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, itis bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast,the Caribbean to the north and the Pacic Ocean to the south.The capital is Panama City. 9. 7 Algiers, and largest city of Algeria. According to theAlgiers is the capital Algeria1998 census, the population of the city proper was 1,519,570and that of the urban agglomeration was 2,135,630.In 2009, the population was about 3,500,000. An estimate putsthe population at about 3,574,000 as of 2010. 10. 8 Dhaka, Bangaladesh principal city ofDhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and theDhaka Division. Dhaka is a megacity and one of the major citiesof South Asia. It is located on the banks of the Buriganga River. Dhaka, alongwith its metropolitan area, has an estimated population of over12 million in 2008, making it the largest city in Bangladesh 11. 9 Muscat, Oman It is also the seat ofMuscat is the capital of Oman.government and largest city in the Governorate ofMuscat. As of 2010 census, the population of the Muscatmetropolitan area was 734,697.The metropolitan area spans approximately 1,500 km2(580 sq mi) and includes six provinces called wilayats. 12. Worlds 10 Cheapest Cities toLive in, 2012