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Table Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
Technical note The International Civil Service Commission regularly compiles index numbers which measure the relative cost-of-living of United Nations officials working in various cities.

The indexes compare the US Dollar costs of a representative basket of goods and services between a duty station and New York City, the base of the UN Common System. These indexes are updated to reflect price changes over time at the duty station and New York, movements in the exchange rate of the local currency vis-à-vis the United States dollar and to adjust for expenditures made by the staff outside the duty station.

Detailed explanations of the methods used to compute the indexes may be found on the ICSC Homepage at:

Data source International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), New York, ICSC database. This table is also published on the ICSC website:
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