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The most expensive cities in the world
Research by ECA International

THE MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES IN THE WORLD
ECA International survey (2011): Introduction | Table: World's 50 most expensive cities | Table: Europe's most expensive cities | Table: Asia's most expensive cities |

UBS survey (2012): Most expensive cities (Intro) | World's most expensive cities (table) | Richest cities by personal earnings (table) | Richest cities by purchasing power (table |

Mercer survey (2012): Most expensive cities

EIU survey (2013): Most expensive cities

RICHEST CITIES BY GDP
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8 December 2011: Tokyo remains the most expensive city in the world according to new research by human resources consultants ECA International. Oslo is ranked second, while Karachi is said to be the least expensive city. The Swiss cities of Zurich and Geneva occupy places three and five in the ranking. The top four costliest cities in Asia are all Japanese, with the Korean capital Seoul placed fifth. In Europe, Norwegian and Swiss cities are to be avoided by the budget conscious.

The most expensive cities in the world
Rank 2011
Rank 2010
City
Country
1
1
Tokyo Japan
2
6
Oslo Norway
3
8
Geneva Switzerland
4
3
Nagoya Japan
5
7
Zurich Switzerland
6
4
Yokohama Japan
7
10
Bern Switzerland
8
9
Stavanger Norway
9
11
Basel Switzerland
10
5
Kobe Japan
11
2
Luanda Angola
12
12
Copenhagen Denmark
13
16
Caracas Venezuela
14
15
Helsinki Finland
15
25
Sydney Australia
16
14
Moscow Russia
17
23
Canberra Australia
18
17
Libreville Gabon
19
27
Stockholm Sweden
20
24
Paris France
21
22
Seoul South Korea
22
19
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
23
33
Melbourne Australia
24
44
Adelaide Australia
25
35
Perth Australia
26
36
Brisbane Australia
27
49
Darwin Australia
28
85
Port Moresby Papua New Guinea
29
26
Sao Paulo Brazil
30
13
Kinshasa Congo
31
42
Singapore Singapore
32
18
Tel Aviv Israel
33
30
Brasilia Brazil
34
31
Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire
35
43
Beijing China
36
59
Dakar Senegal
37
45
Gothenburg Sweden
38
40
Berlin Germany
39
21
Jerusalem Israel
40
46
Brussels Belgium
41
41
Shanghai China
42
37
Vienna Austria
43
56
Vancouver Canada
44
87
Auckland New Zealand
45
52
Rome Italy
46
28
New York City USA
47
66
Antwerp Belgium
48
54
Strasbourg France
49
20
Abuja Nigeria
50
53
Ottawa Canada
Research by ECA International

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UBS survey (2012): Most expensiv and richeste cities (Intro) | World's most expensive cities (table) | Richest cities by personal earnings (table) | Richest cities by purchasing power (table | The iPod index |

ECA International survey (2012): Introduction | Table: World | Table: Europe | Table: Asia |

Mercer survey (2013): Most expensive cities

EIU survey (2013): Most expensive cities

RICHEST CITIES BY GDP
Introduction | 150 richest cities in 2005 | 150 richest cities in 2020 | Europe's richest cities |




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