Most Expensive Cities In The World

I thought this was very interesting and it amazes me that Rio and Sao Paulo are below the 15th place. I actually just came back from there and in fact everything there is very expensive. Another surprise was to see that LA is not even on the top 50. 

 

Rank 2011

Rank 2010

City

Country

1
1
LuandaAngola
2
2
TokyoJapan
3
3
NdjamenaChad
4
4
MoscowRussia
5
5
GenevaSwitzerland
6
6
OsakaJapan
7
8
ZurichSwitzerland
8
11
SingaporeSingapore
9
9
Hong KongHong Kong
10
21
Sao PauloBrazil
11
19
NagoyaJapan
=12
7
LibrevilleGabon
=12
29
Rio de JaneiroBrazil
14
24
SydneyAusralia
15
11
OsloNoway
16
22
BernSwitzerland
17
17
CopenhagenDenmark
18
17
LondonUK
19
14
SeoulSouth Korea
20
16
BeijingChina
=21
25
ShanghaiChina
=21
33
MelbourmeAustralia
23
23
NiameyNiger
24
19
Tel AvivIsrael
=25
13
VictoriaSeychelles
=25
15
MilanItaly
27
17
ParisFrance
28
67
OugadougopuBurkina Faso
29
30
St PetersburgRussia
30
60
PerthAustralia
31
55
BrisbaneAustralia
32
27
New York CityUSA
33
70
BrasiliaBrazil
=34
26
RomeItaly
=34
74
CanberraAustralia
36
28
ViennaAustria
37
38
NoumeaNew Caledonia
38
38
GuangzhouChina
=39
62
DjiboutiDjibouti
=39
76
StockholmSweden
41
62
LagosNigeria
42
31
HelsinkiFinland
43
42
ShenzenChina
=44
32
DakarSenegal
=44
141
KartoumSudan
46
90
AdelaideAustralia
47
47
PragueCzech Republic
48
36
BakuAzerbaijan
49
33
BanguiCentral African Republic
50
35
AmsterdamNetherlands

Research by Mercer Consulting.

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