The 10 costliest -- and cheapest -- places to call home.
Talk about postcode envy.
Big city living can often come with big ticket pricing. The Economist’s Intelligence Unit has just released its list of the world’s priciest metropolises, and it’s proof that some of the world’s glitziest destinations come at a staggering cost.
Singapore is the world’s most expensive city, followed by Paris, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Oslo.
No city in the U.S. cracked the top 10 most expensive cities; New York was America’s costliest city, at no. 13 worldwide. Five years ago, though, it was no. 27 worldwide, so its increase in the rankings is a reflection of how quickly costs are escalating there. New York was followed by Los Angeles, ranked at no. 14.
10 most expensive cities in the world:
1. Singapore; 2. Paris, France; 3. Zürich, Switzerland; 4. Hong Kong, SAR, China; 5. Oslo, Norway; 6. Geneva, Switzerland; 7. Seoul, South Korea; 8. Copenhagen, Denmark; 9. Tel Aviv, Israel; 10. Sydney, Australia