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.
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