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It would be even better if you could input what you spend your money on. E.g. if someone buys a lot of alcohol, then the cost of living depends more on the alcohol tax.



I think this might be a hopeless exercise, since the things you spend money on are often dependent on where you live. If you live in London vs San Francisco you will eat differently, dress differently and spend your time doing different things.


As well as what you don't spend your money on. I find it ridiculous that the "housing" index includes not only rent and utilities but the cost of a 40" flat-screen TV. That belongs under "entertainment".

Also, several items are sufficiently vague that they have a huge price range; for instance, "1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar)" or "Daily menu in the business district". Far too subjective to serve as a basis for comparison; in the same city, those values could vary by 2-3x depending on taste.




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