You work at a large MNE that operates in every one of the top 100 metropolitan areas worldwide. One of the most pressing concerns in your firm at the moment is to control costs. Therefore, you have been asked to develop a forecast for the coming year that identifies the markets in which the firm can expect an increase in the cost of living and, as a result, general salary expenditures. After the report needed for your evaluation is secured, classify the cities that have experienced cost increases into their respective countries. Which countries have more than one city that meets the criteria for your forecast? What are the salary-increase traits associated with each city identified?