World's Most Expensive Cities

Updated June 20, 2020 | 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.

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






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