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UK News This is how much it costs to live in the world’s most expensive city

04:20  08 december  2021
04:20  08 december  2021 Source:   lovemoney.com

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The latter is influenced by the cost of living in the city where they reside—an ever-changing metric that is driven by a wide variety of factors, such as currency, population growth, or external market movements. Today’ s graphic visualizes the findings from the 2020 Worldwide Cost of Living report and uses data from 133 cities to rank the most expensive cities in the world . As we navigate chaotic and uncertain times, the next cost of living survey could look very different to today—the most important question will be how permanent the damaging effects of the pandemic will be.

Like much of the world in the past year, this year' s ranking of the most expensive cities found the list turned on its head. According to the Mercer Cost of Living Survey 2020 – which included 209 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of more than 200 items like housing, transportation, food and And cities where you might think of life as being pretty costly – think Dubai, Paris or Miami – were outranked by Ndjamena (the capital of Chad), Shenzhen in China and Lagos in Nigeria. ( How come? Well, it ’ s partly because Mercer, a major US financial consultancy firm, aims its

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Data last week had indicated sotrovimab was able to combat several key mutations of Omicron. But the new data means the treatment will work against the variant in all its forms.

And the drug was approved by the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency last week after trials showed it cut the chance of hospitalisation and death in patients with mild to moderate Covid symptoms by 79 per cent.

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Turkmenistan capital Ashgabat, Hong Kong and Beirut are the three most expensive cities in the world for overseas workers this year, according to the annual Cost of Living survey by global consultancy Mercer. Hong Kong slipped from top position last year while Beirut jumped 42 places This year’ s ranking shows how Covid-19 has shaken up the index as countries continue to struggle with the economic fallout from the pandemic. However, it is good news for overseas workers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where the cost of living has fallen due to the diversification of the UAE economy, which

The most expensive cities in the world have been revealed -- and the number one spot for 2020 belongs not to one city but to three destinations. "Modest domestic demand and weak global energy prices have kept inflationary pressures subdued across Europe in the past year, the EIU said. The Israeli city of Tel Aviv is the only Middle Eastern city in the top 10, and jumped three places this year to the number seven slot, which the EIU attributes to rising transport costs .

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The UK Government has already ordered around 100,000 doses.

The MHRA authorisation means it has now approved two antibody treatments, Ronapreve and Xevudy, and one antiviral, Lagevrio, also known as molnupiravir.

The new data is likely to be greeted with relief by many public health experts amid ongoing uncertainty around whether existing Covid-19 vaccines and treatments can fight back effectively against Omicron.

There was also a second dose of good news, with a plant-based Covid-19 vaccine, developed by GSK alongside Canadian biotech Medicago, shown to be 71 per cent effective against several variants of Covid-19 and 75pc effective against the highly infectious Delta strain.

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These are the world ' s most expensive cities in 2021. Maureen O'Hare, CNN • Updated 1st December 2021. Supply-chain blockages and changing consumer demand have pushed up the cost of living in many of our biggest cities , according to new research published Wednesday, and inflation is the fastest recorded over the past five years. One city has been experiencing more rapid change than most , jumping from fifth place to first in this year's Worldwide Cost of Living index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The more points a city has, the more expensive it is to live in , according to the ranking. The survey shows that the most "severely unaffordable major housing markets" are currently in Australia, Canada, China, and New Zealand, which has been the case for a number of years, including last year' s report . A frozen fountain is seen as heavy snow blankets the grounds of the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on January 15, 2020. Reuters / Chad Hipolito. While it ' s the third- most expensive Canadian city to live in , as pricey as it is, Victoria isn't even the most expensive city in

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The trial also showed that there were no serious adverse reactions to the vaccine in the 24,000 people involved in the study.

As a result of the data, GSK and Medicago are planning to imminently request approval for the jab from Canadian regulators.

If given the green light, it will become the world's first plant-based Covid-19 vaccine authorised for human use.

Plant-based medicines can be produced quickly and in large quantities, making them useful for mass public health campaigns and vaccination drives.

The GSK-Medicago vaccine can also be stored at refrigerator temperature, making it easier to transport than some existing vaccines such as the one developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, which needs to be stored at -70 degrees centigrade.

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