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What role does the exchange rate play in the cost of living

What role does the exchange rate play in the cost of living?

The exchange rate between two currencies specifies how much one currency is worth in terms of the other. The currency that is worth less will generally have a lower cost of living relative to the currency that is worth more, however imported goods and services will have a higher cost of living.

Most countries have a free-floating exchange rate. This means that its exchange rate is allowed to vary against that of other currencies, determined by the market forces of supply and demand.

Exchange rates usually change almost constantly as quoted on the financial markets, around the world.

Exchange rates change whenever the values of either currencies change.

A currency tends to be more valuable when demand is greater than supply (i.e. when a large amount of that currency is sort after for purchase).

A currency tends to be less valuable when demand is less than supply (i.e. when very little of that currency is required for purchase. This typically occurs when the majority prefer holding their wealth in some other form, possibly in another currency).

Current and future exchange rates incorporate interest rate differentials between 2 currencies. Large interest rate differentials may result in a temporary imbalance in exchange rates.

Due to these factors, Xpatulator makes use of an arbitrage exchange rate rather than the ruling exchange rate. Arbitrage is the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets. The Xpatulator Arbitrage Exchange Rate calculates each currency against a single currency in order to ensure that any temporary price differences that may occur are negated. This data is updated quarterly.

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