World's Most Expensive Cities, 2015

Updated February 11, 2017 | 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.

2015 City
1 Luanda, Angola
2 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
3 Zurich, Switzerland
4 Singapore, Singapore
5 Geneva, Switzerland
6 Shanghai, China
7 Beijing, China
8 Seoul, South Korea
9 Bern, Switzerland
10 N'Djamena, Chad
Source: Mercer's 2015 Cost of Living Survey. Web: .