Type of site
|Wiki for product prices to provide cost of living and travel information|
Numbeo is a collaborative online database which enables users to share and compare information about the cost of living between countries and cities.
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.
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.
Numbeo claims to be the biggest website of its kind with more than 1.3 million data collected as of August 2014.
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. 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.