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May 4, 2009
Top 50 Cities with High Cost of Living
- Angelica V. Cruz Email this article

Mercer Human Resource Consulting annually launched statistics that shows countries with highest cost of living. Cost of living of a country or city would be a basis on the status of economy of a certain country. It is also considered as one of the biggest consideration for a foreigner who wants to retire in a certain country.


Mercer conducted a study on 146 countries across 6 continents to determine which has highest standard of living. 30 cities came from countries in Europe, 4 cities from Middle East, 5 from Africa, 8 from Asia, 2 from America and 1 from Australia.


Here are the 50 countries with high cost of living:


  1. Moscow, Russia
  2. London, United Kingdom
  3. Seoul, South Korea
  4. Tokyo, Japan
  5. Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  6. Copenhagen, Denmark
  7. Geneva, Switzerland
  8. Osaka, Japan
  9. Zurich, Switzerland
  10. Oslo, Norway
  11. Milan, Italy
  12. St. Petersburg, Russia
  13. Paris, France
  14. Singapore, Singapore
  15. New York, United States of America
  16. Dublin, Ireland
  17. Tel Aviv, Israel
  18. Rome, Italy
  19. Vienna, Austria
  20. Beijing, China
  21. Sydney, Australia
  22. Helsinki, Finland
  23. Stockholm, Sweden
  24. Douala, Cameroon
  25. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  26. Madrid, Spain
  27. Shanghai, China
  28. Kiev, Ukraine
  29. Athens, Greece
  30. Almaty, Kazakhstan
  31. Barcelona, Spain
  32. Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  33. Dakar, Senegal
  34. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  35. Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
  36. Glasgow, United Kingdom
  37. Lagos, Nigeria
  38. Istanbul, Turkey
  39. Munich, Germany
  40. Frankfurt, Germany
  41. Birmingham, United Kingdom
  42. Los Angeles, United States of America
  43. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  44. Brussels, Belgium
  45. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  46. Berlin, Germany
  47. Dusseldorf, Germany
  48. Taipei, Taiwan
  49. Prague, Germany
  50. Algiers, Algeria


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