Numbeo

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Numbeo.com
Type of site
Wiki for product prices to provide cost of living and travel information
Available inEnglish
FoundedApril 2009
OwnerNumbeo doo
Founder(s)Mladen Adamovic
Websitewww.numbeo.com
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedApril 2009

Numbeo is a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, quality of health care, among other statistics.

Description[edit]

Numbeo is a collaborative online database which enables users to share and compare information about the cost of living between countries and cities.[1]

The Numbeo website is operated by Numbeo doo, company registered in Serbia. The founder of Numbeo is an ex-Google software engineer.[2]

History[edit]

Numbeo was founded in April 2009 by Mladen Adamovic. Originally it was a website for crowd-sourced price comparison, but later in 2011 it started to collect data about crime, pollution, health care, and traffic.

Popularity[edit]

Numbeo was mentioned or used as a source in hundreds of major newspapers around the world, including Forbes, Business Insider, Time, The Economist, BBC, The New York Times, China Daily, The Telegraph.[3]

Numbeo claims to be the biggest website of its kind with more than 1.3 million data collected as of August 2014.[4]

According to Alexa's ranking in August 2014, Numbeo.com was among the top 10,000 websites (ranked by traffic).[5]

Criticism[edit]

Columnist Alistair Walsh suggested in an article written for the website Property Observer, that Numbeo's information is based on what people say and should be taken with grain of salt.[6] There is no third party check or audit on the accuracy of data. Comparison against other international city data sources suggests Numbeo is often very inaccurate.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICAEW".
  2. ^ "About Numbeo".
  3. ^ "Numbeo in the news".
  4. ^ "Numbeo number of data".
  5. ^ "Alexa".
  6. ^ "PropertyObserver".
  7. ^ "229 Low Cost Cities Around the World: Data Sources".

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