For anyone curious about COL in different cities – I found this neat tool(external link) that compares it in selected cities around the world (no southern European ones though πŸ˜”). I do disagree with it comparing mean salaries instead of median ones – median salaries are much closer to “typical salaries”(external link), as they’re more resilient against being thrown out by crazy outliers. To put it this way: half a dozen billionaires in a given city doesn’t make the minimum wage any higher. That said, just ignore the “income” numbers and you still get interesting info on costs of housing, utilities, groceries etc. around the world.