World's Most Expensive Cities, 2007

The survey measures 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.

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, Cote d'Ivoire
36. 60. Glasgow, 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, 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 2006, 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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