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The World’s Most Expensive Cities

The World’s Most Expensive Cities

A word of warning. you may be shocked when you take a look at this Top 30.

This list could save you a fortune, on the other hand it could confirm that you may want to take a little more money with you, as well as a Mobal World Phone.

The uThe World's Most Expensive Citiessual suspects are here, as well as a few movers and shakers that may take you  by surprise.

Oslo retains the title of ‘The Worlds Most Expensive City’, while their neighbouring  Scandinavian Cities Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki also make the Top 10.

Tokyo is the most expensive Asian city, but Singapore is catching up having entered the Top 10 this year, climbing 14 places since 2009.

Sydney is the big mover, having jumped up 31 places in the rankings, it can now empty your pockets a little bit quicker than before.The World's Most Expensive Cities

A few of the ranking stalwarts, including New York, London and Paris do not even appear in the Top 10. While Canadian Cities, Toronto   and Montreal, have raced up the rankings and climbed up 22 and 15 places respectively.

The rankings are produced from the Swiss-based UBS Prices and Earnings report. It compares the average “shopping basket” of 122 goods and services. This is done every three years and adjusts for inflation, GDP growth and changes in foreign exchange rates.

The World's Most Expensive Cities“Sydney continues its storm to the top of our rankings”. “To some extent this development can be explained by the Australian dollar’s continued appreciation against both the US dollar and the euro.”

Workers in some of the world’s most expensive cities receive a fair lick in their pay packets, too, which doesn’t help holiday-makers. Though if you earn a buck in Zurich, Sydney or Luxembourg, chances are you have the highest net purchasing power.

So here’s the run down:

RANK 2011 CITIES RANK 2009 POSITION CHANGE
1 Oslo 1 0 NON MOVER
2 Zurich 2 0 NON MOVER
3 Geneva 4 1 UP
4 Copenhagen 3 -1 DOWN
5 Stockholm 16 11 UP
6 Tokyo 5 -1 DOWN
7 Sydney 38 31 UP
8 Helsinki 7 -1 DOWN
9 Toronto 31 22 UP
10 Singapore 24 14 UP
11 Vienna 8 -3 DOWN
12 Paris 9 -3 DOWN
13 Luxembourg 14 1 UP
14 New York City 6 -8 DOWN
15 London 21 6 UP
16 Munich 11 -5 DOWN
17 Montreal 32 15 UP
18 Frankfurt 13 -5 DOWN
19 Sao Paulo 42 23 UP
20 Dublin 10 -10 DOWN
21 Brussels 20 -1 DOWN
22 Rome 17 -5 DOWN
23 Lyon 18 -5 DOWN
24 Auckland 45 21 UP
25 Barcelona 22 -3 DOWN
26 Rio de Janeiro 48 22 UP
27 Dubai 19 -8 DOWN
28 Istanbul 34 6 UP
29 Amsterdam 23 -6 DOWN
30 Madrid 20 -10 DOWN





One thought on "The World’s Most Expensive Cities"

  • Traveljunkie says:

    THey seem to have missed out Moscow!! Cost me about £12 for 2 coffees and a brownie!!



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