About Us

MyLifeElsewhere is a collaborative tool that contains interesting data and statistics that you cannot find anywhere else on the web. By showing you country statistics relative to your home country, you are able to more fully visualize your home country in comparison to others. Our aim to develop a tool to assist others in gathering information regarding the the quality of life, cost of living, and more across the globe.

Frequently asked questions

Have you ever wondered how your life would be if you were born in a different country? Our goal is to help answer this question. MyLifeElsewhere.com works by comparing various statistical data points retrieved from the CIA Factbook, among other public domain data sources. Using this data, we are able to compare countries around the world in a fun and interesting way.

Have you ever wondered what the cost of living in Moscow is? Are you curious about the cost of transportation in Rio de Janeiro? We were frustrated with current systems that aggregated the cost of living, so we decided to develop our own tool.

We found that many of our competitors simply generate lengthy reports over a defined period of time, ignoring the time and place the data was gathered. This leads to information that may be out of date. Moreover, such reports often times lack a credible source. With MyLifeElsewhere, our data is modified and updated using contributions from users just like you. This leads to a large subset of data points, greatly increasing accuracy. Using MyLifeElsewhere, you are able to:

  • Learn about the cost of average goods in various locations
  • Access a huge database of prices for free
  • Research statistical differences in prices in different regions
  • And so much more..
We are constantly on the lookout for user-contributed data. If you would like to contribute to the database, please add information for your city or country.

MyLifeElsewhere offers a unique approach to aggregating cost of living data.

Common sense dictates that the accuracy of price information obtained from a single source may not necessarily be conclusive. Thus, it is often necessary to collect information from a group of users in order to generate an averaged data point. MyLifeElsewhere does just this -- in order to provide accurate information regarding the cost of living, multiple data points are collected from thousands of users around the web. In other words, our cost of living prices are calculated using the data provided from users just like you. We crowdsource this data in order to create the most reliable cost of living index in the world. Consider contributing prices for your area, to increase the overall accuracy of our comparisons.

Is your data accurate?

In order to generate consistently reliable data, MyLifeElsewhere averages more than just crowdsourced information. Some agencies, including Eurostat and The World Bank in particular, provide a few accurate data points regarding the cost of living. Unfortunately, the information they provide can sometimes be hard to access, not easily located, or may be out of date. These sources alone, therefore, cannot solely provide consistently accurate data.

Due to their generally high level of accuracy, however, some of the price points from these non-profit organizations have a greater weight in our system. While crowdsourced data points are often important and relevant, data obtained via these organizations allow us to stabilize the information provided to us by the wisdom of the crowd. By combining certain data points provided by these organizations with that of our everyday users, MyLifeElsewhere is able to compute the most accurate cost of living information available on the net. You can be confident that the information we provide has a higher level of accuracy than many of our competitors.

Yes - please contact us using the form on the contact page. We offer several different embeddable content units to feature this data.


Have more questions regarding MyLifeElsewhere, or want further details? We welcome your inquiries. Please contact us.

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