World's Most Expensive Cities

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The data in this table reflects a survey measuring the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transportation, 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.

2020 City
1 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
3 Tokyo, Japan
4 Zurich, Switzerland
5 Singapore, Singapore
6 New York City, USA
7 Shanghai, China
8 Bern, Switzerland
9 Geneva, Switzerland
10 Beijing, China
Source: Mercer's 2020 Cost of Living Survey. Web: .






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