by Scoobie Davis
Mercer Human Reseources Consulting compiled a list of the cost of living in major cities around the world. To no surprise, Tokyo was the most expensive city. The most expensive US city was New York which ranked 10 on Mercer's list. I have to question Mercer's methodology because Los Angeles ranked 22 ahead of San Francisco and Paris. I know that LA is a lot less expensive than both cities. Try finding a studio apartment in San Francisco for less than $600 a month; good luck. LA is relatively cheap and there's a lot of perks that one won't find in a lot of cities. There are many dollar stores. Also, there are a lot of free films for Angelenos--these marketing screenings allow us not only to see the films for free but we get to see them months before the rest of the country.