Quality of life

Mercer Cost of Living Survey 2016

The new Mercer study measures the cost of living for expatriates in Luxembourg

Pour les expatriés, la vie est agréable au LuxembourgIn the 2016 edition of the Mercer Cost of Living Survey, Luxembourg City ranks 86th globally, together with Brussels. Compared with the 2015 edition in which Luxembourg City ranked 94th, costs of living have slightly grown for expats.

Mercer's Cost of Living Survey measures the cost of living for expatriates and provides the data necessary to calculate the compensation that expats receive from their employer.

The 2016 Ranking

The Mercer study measures the cost of living for expatriates in 209 cities by comparing 200 products and services (e.g. housing, transportation, food).

In 2016, the three most expensive cities are Hongkong, Luanda (Angola) and Zurich, which are ranking in the top 3 like the previous year.

In 2016, the City of Luxembourg ranks 86th which is a big leap ahead, compared with 2009 when Luxembourg ranged on position 39.

Luxembourg is still less expensive than Paris, which occupies the 44th position in the 2016 ranking, Amsterdam (64th) and London (17th).

(Source: Mercer Cost of Living Survey 2016)

  • Updated 01-10-2016