Cost of living

  1. Virus could shake up world's most expensive cities

    Tourist numbers have dropped in Singapore.

    Hong Kong, Singapore and Osaka have just been ranked as the world's most expensive cities to live in.

    But this may not be the case after the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll.

    Cities that get a large part of their income from tourism could become cheaper as their economies shrink and prices are driven down.

    This is one of the predictions made by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which tracks living costs globally.

    Its Worldwide Cost of Living Survey for 2020 was compiled in November 2019, before the coronavirus became a pandemic. It's next survey could look very different.

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    Video caption: Africa Eye: Anger when the lights go out

    Many Nigerians face daily power cuts that can last for hours on end. Meet the men and women connecting - and sometimes disconnecting - residents of the city of Port Harcourt.

  3. By John Campbell

    BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor

    Cash and cards

    Figures suggest typical weekly earnings for full-time employees in NI rose by 2% in the last year.

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