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World's Most Expensive Cities, 2007

The survey measures the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods, and entertainment. Produced by Mercer, a global human resources and financial consulting firm, the survey is used to help multinational companies and governments determine compensation allowances for their expatriate employees.

Rankings  
March 2007 March 2006 City
1 1 Moscow, Russia
2 5 London, United Kingdom
3 2 Seoul, South Korea
4 3 Tokyo, Japan
5 4 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
6 8 Copenhagen, Denmark
7 7 Geneva, Switzerland
8 6 Osaka, Japan
9 9 Zurich, Switzerland
10 10 Oslo, Norway
11 13 Milan, Italy
12 12 St. Petersburg, Russia
13 15 Paris, France
14 17 Singapore, Singapore
15 10 New York City, United States
16 18 Dublin, Ireland
17 24 Tel Aviv, Israel
18 21 Rome, Italy
19 21 Vienna, Austria
20 14 Beijing, China
21 19 Sydney, Australia
22 25 Helsinki, Finland
23 36 Stockholm, Sweden
24 27 Douala, Cameroon
25 41 Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 53 Madrid, Spain
26 20 Shanghai, China
28 21 Kiev, Ukraine
29 59 Athens, Greece
30 52 Almaty, Kazakhstan
31 56 Barcelona, Spain
31 48 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
33 45 Dakar, Senegal
34 25 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
35 45 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
36 60 Glasglow, United Kingdom
37 31 Lagos, Nigeria
38 15 Istanbul, Turkey
39 61 Munich, Germany
40 61 Frankfurt, Germany
41 69 Birmingham, United Kingdom
42 29 Los Angeles, CA, United States
43 56 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
44 70 Brussels, Belgium
45 30 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
45 72 Berlin, Germany
45 62 Dusseldorf, Germany
48 28 Taipei, Taiwan
49 50 Prague, Czech Republic
50 51 Algiers, Algeria
The figures are based on a survey conducted in March 2007, and the 2006 comparisons are based on a similar survey conducted in March 2005.
Source: Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Web: www.mercerhr.com .

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