London Continues To Fall In Annual Survey of World's Most Expensive Cities

02/09/2010

The world's most expensive big cities in 2010
(The index is based on cost of living expressed in US dollars. Therefore, if the dollar weakens against the local currency of a city, the city becomes more expensive and moves up the index, even if prices expressed in local currency remain the same or go down.)

Rank 2010 Rank 2009* City Country

1 - Luanda Angola
2 1 Tokyo Japan
3 - Ndjamena Chad
4 3 Moscow Russia
5 4 Geneva Switzerland
6 2 Osaka Japan
7 - Libreville Gabon
=8 6 Zurich Switzerland
=8 5 Hong Kong Hong Kong
10 7 Copenhagen Denmark
=11 10 Singapore Singapore
=11 14 Oslo Norway
13 - Victoria Seychelles
14 - Seoul South Korea
15 11 Milan Italy
16 9 Beijing China
=17 16 London UK
=17 13 Paris France
=19 17 Tel Aviv Israel
=19 - Nagoya Japan
21 - Sao Paulo Brazil
22 - Bern Switzerland
23 - Niamey Niger
24 - Sydney Australia
25 12 Shanghai China
26 18 Rome Italy
27 8 New York City USA
28 21 Vienna Austria
29 - Rio de Janeir Brazil
30 46 St Petersburg Russia
31 19 Helsinki Finland
32 =34 Dakar Senegal
=33 - Bangui Central African Republi
=33 51 Melbourne Australia
35 29 Amsterdam Netherlands
36 - Baku Azerbaijan
37 30 Bratislava Slovakia
=38 =23 Guangzhou China
=38 - Noumea New Caledonia
=40 28 Athens Greece
=40 27 Douala Cameroon
=42 22 Shenzhen China
=42 25 Dublin Ireland
44 - Istanbul Turkey
=45 34 Abidjan ivory Coast
=45 - Havana Cuba
47 - Prague Czech Republic
48 - Brazzavillet Congo
49 =38 Barcelona Spain
=50 48 Frankfurt Germany
=50 26i Abu Dhabi UAE

Research by Mercer Consulting. Please note: *Additional cities have been added to the 2010 rankings. A direct comparison with the 2009 rankings is therefore not possible.

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