The most expensive cities in the world in 2012

The most expensive cities in the world in 2012

Do you want to move to live abroad? You should not be sent to Tokyo, if you do not have a fat wallet. Tokyo has once again been named the most expensive city in the world, according to a survey by Mercer cost of living. Tokyo is the first place almost continuously since 1994.

Mercer Company assesses 214 nations around the world to determine the cost of transport, food, clothing, housing, household goods and entertainment. The basis for the company takes the city of New York and evaluates the remaining 213 cities respectively.

In connection with the economic problems around the world, the list of expensive cities is a bit different from last year.

On the second place on the cost of living moved to Luanda in Angola. At the same time, out of 214 cities the least expensive is the city of Karachi in Pakistan.

Moscow remains the most expensive European city, taking fourth place in the list of the most expensive in the world.

The most expensive cities in the world in 2012

In North America, most of the cities up in the rankings due to the strengthening of the dollar against many foreign currencies.

In Asia, more than 6 out of 10 cities rose up in the list, including all surveyed cities in Australia, China, Japan and New Zealand.

London is the most expensive city in the UK and occupies 25th place in the list, going down by 7 positions down from last year. Paris is also moved down by 10 positions, taking 37th place.

Tel Aviv is now the most expensive city in the Middle East and occupies 31 place in the world.

In Africa, surprisingly, too many expensive cities, including Luanda in Angola, ranked second.

The most expensive cities in the world in 2012

This is due to the difficulty of finding food and safe housing for immigrants. Limited offers affordable housing are very expensive. The cost of imported international goods is also high, which contributes to the fact that many African cities are raised in the list.

The ranking is dominated by Asian cities. Besides Tokyo, Osaka (3) were in the 20-ke the list of most expensive cities, Singapore (6), Hong Kong (9), Nagoya (10), Shanghai (16), and Beijing (17).

The 10 most expensive cities in the world in 2012:

1. Tokyo, Japan

2. Luanda, Angola

3. Osaka, Japan

4. Moscow, Russia

5. Geneva, Switzerland

6. Zurich

7. Singapore, Singapore

8. N'Djamena, Chad

9. Hong Kong, Hong Kong

10. Nagoya, Japan

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