Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Cost of Living Around the World in 2019

The Economist’s Intelligence Unit recently released its 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living report, which compares 400 individual prices across 160 products and services in 133 cities around the world. Our latest visualization takes...

How Much Does Mobile Data Cost Around the World?

The GSMA estimates that 5 billion people around the world have mobile devices, and more than half of these devices are smartphones. According to Pew Research Center, rates of smartphone ownership vary between countries,...

The Cost of Being an American Tourist

Good news for globe-trotting Americans: most countries around the world are free or very cheap to get in to. But, as this map shows, some countries do charge through the nose...

Best Selling Cars That Stretch the Most Miles for $50 of Gas

Gas prices have always been a huge concern for the American driver. Although gas prices may seem low now, Americans are still very budget conscious when it comes to filling their...

How Much Does a Pint of Beer Cost Around the World?

Our latest visualization maps out the average price of a pint of beer (defined as 11.2 oz) in major cities across the globe. The data comes from a list compiled by The...

Save money when traveling abroad by thinking like an economist

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University Leer en español. A record number of tourists and business travelers visited a country other than their own in 2017, and...

Ways to Retire Early and Make Money as an Expat

The thought of moving overseas (and how you’re going to pay for it) can be overwhelming at times. It can even prevent you from taking any action at all. But we’re...

Save money when traveling abroad by thinking like an economist

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University Leer en español. A record number of tourists and business travelers visited a country other than their own in 2017, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally. One...

Adventurous Travel for the Winter Season

  There is something about the winter months that seems to awaken a sense of wanderlust in many people. Whether it’s the need for an escape from the bitter, drab conditions or a desire for...

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The Credit Card Debt Burden in All 50 States

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How Much Money Computer Jobs Make in Your State

Amazon backed out of its plans to build an office in New York, citing the pushback and criticism from politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.