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Political Elite and Caste Association-A Comment

suggest a possible weighting pattern to combine expenditure pattern and size of middle class population to provide a measure of relative costliness among cities. This method can perhaps be employed when the object is merely to rank the cities in the order of costliness. A more precise measure of the economic distance between cities could be gauged by per capita national income of cities. In the absence of data about this variable, the study is made with the limited objective of ranking cities.

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