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Bratislava Rises to 30th Spot in Mercer's Worldwide Cost of Living Survey

Bratislava, July 7, 2009 ( - Bratislava rose 15 spots in the 2009 Mercer Cost of Living Survey while other cities in the region plunged due to weaker currencies.

Slovakia adopted the euro as its currency in 2008 and the strong euro has increased the cost of living. In 2008 Bratislava held the 45th spot. Bratislava now ranks just behind Amsterdam and far ahead of other neighbouring central European capitals (Budapest, Prague, Warsaw).

Warsaw experienced the most dramatic plunge of all cities in the survey this year, falling to the 113th place from the 35th.