Earlier we discussed ten of the most expensive cities to live in and this time around we are bringing you a similar list only instead of cities we are discussing countries. If you belong to one of these countries, I am sure you will agree exactly how much you have to spend to ensure a comfortable living. The entire country might not be that expensive to live in, but let’s just put it this way; if you are living in the cheapest city in one of the following country, it will still be more expensive than the cheapest place in another country. Your opinions are always welcome. Please enjoy the list.
I personally did not consider Italy to be as expensive as to be considered in this list but it still managed to take the tenth spot. Italy borders with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. It takes the fifth spot when it comes to the most populous countries all of Europe with around 60,813,326 inhabitants. The currency in Italy is obviously Euro. The country is a Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic with Giorgio Napolitano as the President and Mario Monti as the Prime Minister. Italy is a member of the G8, G20 and also NATO and has the third largest gold reserves in the world.
When I think of Belgium, the first thing that comes to my mind are chocolates. It is officially known as the Kingdom of Belgium and it is a federal state in Europe. Also, Belgium is one of the founding members of European Union and is house to the EU headquarters. Belgium is house to around 11 million people with Dutch, French and German as the official languages. It is a Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy with Albert II as the King and Elio Di Rupo as the Prime Minister. Belgium declared independence from Netherlands on the 21st July of the year 1831.
France had to be included in this list obviously. The capital of the country has been on the first spot when it comes to the most expensive cities in the world; that however is not the case now. For more update information you can check out the list on the most expensive cities. Officially known as the French Republic, it is a Unitary Semi-Presidential republic in the western part of Europe with Paris as the capital, Francois Hollande as the President and Jean-Marc Ayrault as the Prime Minister. It is home to around 65,350,000 people and a member of G8, G20 and NATO.
Not that it’s important, but Luxembourg is my favorite name when it comes to the names of all the countries in the world. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is located in Western Europe with Belgium, France and Germany sharing the border. It is a member of the EU, NATO, United Nations and Benelux. As of February last year, the population was estimated to be around 512,353 which is not much compared to the countries in Europe. Luxembourg is a Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy with Henri as the Grand Duke and Jean-Claude Juncker as the Prime Minister. They declared independence from French Empire on the 9th June of 1815.
Tokyo comes to mind when I think of Japan because it is actually quite an expensive city to live in. Also, since I am a huge fan of anime, you mention Japan and that’s the first thing I will think of. Japan is basically an island nation in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. Japan is not that big of country, but they stand at number ten when it comes to the global population ranking with over 127 million people residing on an archipelago of 6,852 islands. Japan is a Unitary Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy with Akihito as the Emperor and Yoshihiko Noda as the Prime Minister. Their currency is Yen.
I don’t hear Ireland in many news or anywhere particularly but that primarily might be because I can be ignorant at times. Either way, it was a shock to know that this country actually takes the fifth spot. It is an island; actually the third largest island in Europe and twentieth in the world. Ireland has a population of around6,399,152 people. From a political perspective Ireland is comprised of two regions; the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which actually is a part of the United Kingdom.
This is another country I do not hear much about. The Republic of Finland is a Nordic Country and is located in Northern Europe. It is the eighth largest country in all of Europe when it comes to area and is home to around 5.4 million people. Between 12th and 1th Century, Finland was a part of Sweden and later it was considered to be a part of the Russian Empire. Later, on the 6th December of year 1917, they declared independence. Their currency is Euro and the government is Parliamentary Republic with Sauli Niinisto as the President and Jyrki Katainen as the Prime Minister.
The Kingdom of Norway is a Nordic Country with a Unitary Constitutional Monarchy. King Harald V serves as the King, Jens Stoltenberg as the Prime Minister and Dag Terje Andersen as the President. In the year 2012, the population was estimated to be around 5,002,942 people. Their currency is Norwegian Krone. Norwegian is the official language of Norway with Oslo as the capital. It is very cold in Norway and also, Oslo is the largest city.
The Swiss Confederation is highly popular for their watches, chocolates and banks. It is a federal republic with German, French, Italian and Romansh as the official languages. It is a very small country with around 7,952,600 people living. The Swiss Franc is the official currency and it is not a Schengen state.
This was truly a shocker since Denmark was no where in my head when I was compiling this list. The Kingdom of Denmark is located in Northern Europe with Danish as the official language. It is a Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy with Margrethe II as the Monarch and Helle Thorning-Schmidt as the Prime Minister. The population was estimated to be 5,543,453 in the year 2012 and Danish Krone is the official currency in Denmark.