Ever been considering a job offer abroad but not sure how much money you would really need? The GDP per capita won’t tell you the nitty-gritty about your estimated budget for accommodation, food, school, entertainment. Some lower-income cities [<cough> Nairobi] can have shockingly high rental costs. Meanwhile, some ostensibly expensive cities [<sigh> Dubai} can offer pleasant surprises in other areas of your budget. Expatistan has one of many tools to help you select your next home base, negotiate your salary and plan your budget as an expat.