living costs——can you help me?

July 6, 2008 8:32pm CST
Now the living costs are much higher than two years before. The prices of many things such as oil, house, food, vegetalbe are increasing twice. Many people feel whatever is increasing in price except wages. Does it mean that the world economy is declining? I think we will have result soon though we can't calculate now. I want to know the current house prices from all over the world. The house price in Beijing, China is about USD 1470.00. Can you help me to gather the data of other city from other countries? Thanks.
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• United States
7 Jul 08
I can't speak for other countries, but the declining worth of the dollar is making everything more expensive. * We Americans are being squeezed by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. American people are being forced to pay for the mistakes made by their government.
@ldeooh (35)
• China
7 Jul 08
i live in China too. i don't know the house price here,what i only know is that we can't afford one.hehe my family rent a house in a school. why does the cost growing rapidly? because of the increase of oil?
@cdparazo (5765)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
Here in my country, a 2 bedroom row house would cost about $6,000. It's pretty expensive but one could manage to lower it if one just owns a lot and that would be somewhere in the countryside. Everything is really pretty expensive nowadays. Cost of living is getting higher yet our earnings are just the same. Its the result of inflation and lower buying power of our money. I can't just start to imagine how those who are earning much lesses than me manage to keep food on the table.
@wyomugs (247)
• United States
7 Jul 08
DAAAAMN!!! That's downright CHEAP! I live in a very RURAL area in the state of Wyoming, and the value of my property alone, without any house on it, is over $33,000!!! Put a house on it, and you've got $69-99,000!! Where I USED to live, in the eastern state of New Jersey, the property that my parents owned before we moved to Wymoing now has a new house on it worth over $2 MILLION.... and the annual property taxes on it alone are over $29,000!!! If you think YOU have it expensive, just try it over HERE!