Bratislava leaps to 31st place in Mercer HR cost of living survey
Bratislava, October 21, 2007 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Bratislava leapt to 31st place from 48th in 2006 in the Mercer HR Cost of Living Report, which ranks world cities according to living costs of expatriate staff.
Bratislava shares the 31st position alongside Barcelona, Spain. It has moved far ahead of the neighbouring Czech Republic's capital Prague, which took 49th place.
Mercer's annual Cost of Living Survey now covers 143 cities, measuring the comparative cost of over 200 items such as housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. Multinationals and governments use the survey to determine allowances for expat staff.
Moscow retained its first place in 2007, followed by London, which moved from the 5th position. The third place was taken by South Korea's Seoul. Vienna moved two places to take the 19th position, while Budapest and Warsaw remained outside the Top 50.
Separately, Bratislava rose by 29 places in 2007 ECA International cost of living rankings released in September 2007 mainly due to appreciation of the Slovak crowns vis-a-vis the major currencies.
Comments from our visitors:
liam shannon wrote on 19.07.2008 at 03:35:30:
Hi Bonnie im heading to Slovakia for a week.Do you know if the alcohol and cigarettes are expensive.Cheers Liam,Belfast Ireland
Bonnie Akimow wrote on 05.08.2007 at 18:14:41:
We were in Slovakia for 15 days. We very much enjoyed our stay there. Do you know where we might be able to obtain a Slovak-English CD or DVD so that we can learn the Slovak language better. Thank you.
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[img1]The finals of the European Trophy - the Red Bulls Salute - will be played from December 13th to December 16th, 2012 in Vienna and Bratislava. It will be the first time the Red Bulls Salute, an invitational tournament that became the final of the European Trophy in 2010, will not be played in Salzburg.
Launched as the Red Bulls' invitation tournament and now the highlight of their international calendar, the event continues to break new ground and after seven years it will, for the first time, not be staged in Salzburg. The Red Bulls Salute 2012 is seeking new international challenges and this year will, in addition to Vienna - which was added as a venue last year - take place for the very first time in Bratislava (Slovakia).
Maros Krajci, General Manager of Slovan Bratislava Hockey Club says: "Bratislava is looking forward to welcoming the final tournament of the most prestigious ice hockey club competition in Europe. The city proved to be a fine host of the last year´s IIHF World Championship in its modernized 10,000 seat arena. Bratislava will get another great opportunity to foster its international image and attractiveness on the background of a first-class sporting event. For me personally, hosting Europe´s best hockey clubs will be a first-class gift for our enthusiastic fans at the end of the year in which we celebrate the 90th anniversary of playing ice hockey in our city."
Red Bulls Salute 2012 in schedule Bratislave:
Thurday 13.12. 17:00: HV71 Jönköping - Tappara Tampere
Thurday 13.12. 20:30: HC SLOVAN Bratislava - Färjestads BK Karlstad
Saturday 15.12. 20:30: semifinals
Sunday 16.12. 20:00: finals