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City cost of living ranking

On average, people move home every seven years. The reasons are varied but many move because of living costs. If you feel you can live it up with the Jones’s, here’s the cost of living ranking list of the most expensive cities in the world (with their rank a year ago in brackets). Some cities are hugely expensive to live in simply because they are far away from easy access to cheap goods.

City cost of living ranking

1 Japan, Tokyo (1)
2 China, Hong Kong (33)
3 Switzerland, Geneva (4)
4 Central African Republic, Bangui (46)
5 Switzerland, Zurich (8)
6 Denmark, Copenhagen (3)
7 Venezuela, Caracas (32)
8 United Arab Emirates, Dubai (34)
9 Chad, N’Djamena (15)
10 Norway, Oslo (2)
11 Liechtenstein, Vaduz (18)
12 Brazil, Brasilia (5)
13 Bermuda, Hamilton (26)
14 Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby (40)
15 Angola, Luanda (36)
16 Greenland, Nuuk (7)
17 New Caledonia, Noumea (13)
18 Cameroon, Douala (17)
19 France, Paris (14)
20 Ireland, Dublin (12)
21 Solomon Islands, Honiara (173)
22 Italy, Milan (16)
23 San Marino, San Marino (19)
24 Qatar, Doha (45)
25 Monaco, Monaco (20)
26 United Kingdom, London (6)
27 Taiwan, Taipei (86)
28 Finland, Helsinki (28)
29 Korea Republic of, Seoul (41)
30 Austria, Vienna (22)
31 Italy, Rome (27)
32 Russia, Moscow (10)
33 Gabon, Libreville (58)
34 Croatia, Zagreb (35)
35 Australia, Sydney (29)
36 Bahamas, Nassau (84)
37 Nigeria, Lagos (11)
38 Isle of Man, Douglas (24)
39 USA, New York NY (50)
40 Netherlands, Amsterdam (38)
41 Belgium, Brussels (37)
42 Vanuatu, Port Vila (133)
43 Bahrain, Manama (82)
44 Slovakia, Bratislava (23)
45 Micronesia, Palikir (57)
46 Mali, Bamako (54)
47 Cameroon, Yaounde (53)
48 Comores, Moroni (77)
49 Canada, Toronto (59)
50 USA, Boston Mass (52)
51 Kiribati, South Tarawa (160)
52 Turkey, Ankara (65)
53 Togo, Lome (85)
54 USA, San Francisco Calif (30)
55 Spain, Madrid (47)
56 USA, San Jose Calif (48)
57 Nauru, Yaren (80)
58 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi (100)
59 Germany, Berlin (56)
60 Jersey, Saint Helier (39)
61 Palau, Melekeok (69)
62 Guernsey, St Peter Port (44)
63 Vatican City, Vatican City (61)
64 Singapore, Singapore (66)
65 Guinea-Bissau, Bissau (67)
66 Canada, Vancouver (71)
67 Congo Democratic Rep, Kinshasa (128)
68 Estonia, Tallinn (64)
69 Haiti, Port-au-Prince (87)
70 Falkland Islands, Stanley (49)
71 Australia, Melbourne (62)
72 Australia, Canberra (63)
73 Germany, Bonn (60)
74 Iceland, Reykjavik (42)
75 Germany, Frankfurt (74)
76 Luxembourg, Luxembourg (70)
77 Malta, Velletta (113)
78 Azerbaijan, Baku (75)
79 Timor-Leste, Dili (185)
80 Djibouti, Djibouti (92)
81 Senegal, Dakar (88)
82 Trinidad and Tobago, Port-of-Spain (135)
83 Czech Republic, Prague (21)
84 Portugal, Lisbon (72)
85 Canada, Calgary (219)
86 Australia, Perth (73)
87 USA, Los Angeles Calif (68)
88 Cote D’Ivoire, Abidjan (31)
89 USA, Philadelphia Pa (79)
90 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou (121)
91 Ghana, Accra (115)
92 Lebanon, Beirut (122)
93 Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome (145)
94 Hungary, Budapest (9)
95 USA, Washington DC (78)
96 Sweden, Stockholm (51)
97 Tuvalu, Funafuti (151)
98 USA, Baltimore Md (90)
99 Cayman Islands, George Town (101)
100 Saudi Arabia, Riyadh (183)

Date: 1 October 2009
Source: xpatulator

02/05/2010. Category: money. Tags: , .

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