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The 10 cheapest cities on the planet

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on Feb 15, 2013 at 12:15

After highlighting the most expensive cities on earth, we show the 10 cheapest places from the Economist Intelligence Unit's World Wide Cost of Living Survey.  

10. Tehran, Iran

A volatile currency and domestic unrest have helped Tehran into the cheapest ten.

You can't buy table wine (legally) due to local customs.

9. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian port city is ninth in the list.

You can't buy table wine (legally) due to local customs.

8. Panama City, Panama

Despite having one of the most competivive economies in Latin America, Panama is eighth.

An average bottle of table wine costs $6.92 (£4.46).

7. Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's largest city comes in at seventh.

An average bottle of table wine costs $12.35.

6. Bucharest, Romania

Despite being the most prosperous city in Romania, Bucharest is sixth.

An average bottle of table wine costs $3.77.

5. Algiers, Algeria

Once a Phoenician commerical outpost, Algiers is the fifth cheapest place to live.

An average bottle of table wine costs $11.28.

4. Kathmandu, Nepal

Rocked by political instablity, the fourth cheapest is Nepalese capital Kathmandu.

An average bottle of table wine costs $21.33.

3. New Delhi, India

The Indian capital, known as a microcosm of India, is third.

An average bottle of table wine costs $21.38.

2. Mumbai, India

Mumbai, built on what was once an archipelago of seven islands, is second.

An average bottle of table wine costs $23.82.

1. Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistan's largest city, also known as the City of Lights, is the least expensive.

An average bottle of table wine costs $14.79.

Now see the 10 most expensive cities on the planet.

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