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From Prague to Moscow, a ranking of 14 Eastern European cities

The Eastern European region stretches from Baltic Tallinn in the north to Balkan Sofia in the south, from bohemian Prague in the west to cosmopolitan Moscow in the east. Bordering three different seas and covering ranges of Carpathian and Balkan mountains, this part of Europe is as diverse economically as it is geographically.

Slovenia's capital of Ljubljana, for example, is one of the smallest cities on our list, but ranks the highest in terms of purchasing power in the region, entering the global list at 42 out of 77. Some 2,000 kilometers northeast, the 12-million-strong metropolis of Moscow is Russia's beating economic heart, but residents here have lower purchasing power. The city ranks in the global list 17 spots below Ljubljana at 59. In other words, residents by the Ljubljanica River can afford more than their big city Slavic counterparts.

See how the other Eastern European cities rank from top to bottom.

Ljubljana

1/14Eastern European ranking
42/77Global ranking

Tallinn

2/14Eastern European ranking
44/77Global ranking

Warsaw

3/14Eastern European ranking
47/77Global ranking

Vilnius

4/14Eastern European ranking
52/77Global ranking

Prague

5/14Eastern European ranking
54/77Global ranking

Sofia

6/14Eastern European ranking
56/77Global ranking

Bratislava

7/14Eastern European ranking
58/77Global ranking

Moscow

8/14Eastern European ranking
59/77Global ranking

Budapest

9/14Eastern European ranking
63/77Global ranking

Riga

10/14Eastern European ranking
64/77Global ranking

Bucharest

11/14Eastern European ranking
67/77Global ranking

St. Petersburg

12/14Eastern European ranking
68/77Global ranking

Zagreb

13/14Eastern European ranking
69/77Global ranking

Kiev

14/14Eastern European ranking
74/77Global ranking
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