Singapore is world’s most expensive city followed by Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong

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1-Singapore: Singapore maintains its most expensive city ranking for the second straight year. It is the joint most expensive place in the world alongside Seoul to buy clothes. AFP
1/111-Singapore: Singapore maintains its most expensive city ranking for the second straight year. It is the joint most expensive place in the world alongside Seoul to buy clothes. AFP
2-Paris: The only euro zone entry in the top ten. Despite a weakening currency, Paris remains structurally extremely expensive to live in, with only alcohol and tobacco offering value for money.
2/112-Paris: The only euro zone entry in the top ten. Despite a weakening currency, Paris remains structurally extremely expensive to live in, with only alcohol and tobacco offering value for money.
3- Oslo (Norway): European cities like Oslo, Zurich, Geneva and Copenhagen, making it to the top-ten perhaps reflects that non-eurozone cities have become pricier in relation to their neighbours.
3/113- Oslo (Norway): European cities like Oslo, Zurich, Geneva and Copenhagen, making it to the top-ten perhaps reflects that non-eurozone cities have become pricier in relation to their neighbours.
4- Zurich: European cities tend to be priciest in the recreation and entertainment categories, with Zurich the most expensive.
4/114- Zurich: European cities tend to be priciest in the recreation and entertainment categories, with Zurich the most expensive.
5- Sydney: Sustained strengthening of the Australian dollar has led to the ranking of cities like Sydney and Melbourne in the top-ten. AFP
5/115- Sydney: Sustained strengthening of the Australian dollar has led to the ranking of cities like Sydney and Melbourne in the top-ten. AFP
6- Melbourne: Ten years ago both Sydney and Melbourne were cheaper than New York which is now in 22nd place.
6/116- Melbourne: Ten years ago both Sydney and Melbourne were cheaper than New York which is now in 22nd place.
7- Geneva: Geneva is one of the most expensive cities for food and household appliances. The cost of electronics is among the highest in the world. AFP
7/117- Geneva: Geneva is one of the most expensive cities for food and household appliances. The cost of electronics is among the highest in the world. AFP
8- Copenhagen: The Danish capital has a very high standard of living. High income levels also lead to high prices of goods and services.
8/118- Copenhagen: The Danish capital has a very high standard of living. High income levels also lead to high prices of goods and services.
9- Hong Kong: A marked increase in the cost of living in many Asian locations has seen Asian cities make up half of the top-ten list. AFP
9/119- Hong Kong: A marked increase in the cost of living in many Asian locations has seen Asian cities make up half of the top-ten list. AFP
10-Seoul: Seoul made a big leap. It was ranked 50th five years ago. Seoul is now the most expensive location for everyday food items. Pic: Wikimedia Commons
10/1110-Seoul: Seoul made a big leap. It was ranked 50th five years ago. Seoul is now the most expensive location for everyday food items. Pic: Wikimedia Commons
The cheapest: Asia is also home to many of the world’s cheapest cities. Bangalore is the cheapest location in the survey. It shares the spot with Karachi, Mint
11/11The cheapest: Asia is also home to many of the world’s cheapest cities. Bangalore is the cheapest location in the survey. It shares the spot with Karachi, Mint
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