I was doing some work for another publication I write at and I came across a great website for us journalists.
Numbeo.com - it cites the cost of living in countries, states/provinces and cities. It lists the average price of anything from a meal for two, a bottle of water, apples and Levis jeans.
I think this is a great website for journalists and writers to utilize when we write business/finance/economics stories.
I hope this helps anyone.