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The world's 50 most expensive cities

Monday, June 26, 2006

A survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting ranked 144 cities around the world, measuring the comparative cost of more than 200 items such as housing, transportation and food. The 50 priciest cities in the world:

1. Moscow

2. Seoul

3. Tokyo

4. Hong Kong

5. London

6. Osaka, Japan

7. Geneva

8. Copenhagen, Denmark

9. Zurich, Switzerland

10. Oslo, Norway

10. New York

12. St. Petersburg, Russia

13. Milan, Italy

14. Beijing

15. Istanbul, Turkey

15. Paris

17. Singapore

18. Dublin, Ireland

19. Sydney, Australia

20. Shanghai, China

21. Rome

21. Kiev, Ukraine

21. Vienna, Austria

24. Tel Aviv, Israel

25. Helsinki, Finland

25. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

27. Douala, Cameroon

28. Taipei, Taiwan

29. Los Angeles

30. Abu Dhabi, United Arab

Emirates

31. Lagos, Nigeria

32. Beirut, Lebanon

32. Hanoi, Vietnam

34. Sao Paolo, Brazil

34. San Francisco

36. Stockholm, Sweden

37. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

38. Chicago

39. Miami

40. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

41. Lusaka, Zambia

41. Amsterdam, Netherlands

43. White Plains, N.Y.

44. Shenzen, China

45. Abidjan, Ivory Coast

45. Dakar, Senegal

47. Toronto

48. Jakarta, Indonesia

48. Bratislava, Slovak Republic

50. Prague, Czech Republic

Source: Mercer Human Resource Consulting


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