7 Most Expensive Cities in the World to Live in ...


The seven cities included in this list are officially the most expensive cities in the world in which to live, as ranked by The Telegraph newspaper at the start of this year. Some of the prices for simple, everyday items within these cities will shock you, and probably make you grateful of the prices in your local area! Can you guess any of the most expensive cities in the world?

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London Topping the list of the most expensive cities in the world to live in is London, the capital city of England. Monthly bills come in at an average of US$250, a one-bedroom apartment in the city will set you back on average US$2,470 per month and a simple pair of jeans will cost you around $102. Ouch!



Oslo If you head to Oslo, the capital of Norway, and get a glass of red wine at a restaurant, be prepared to pay around US$29! If you’re looking to rent a one-bedroom apartment in the city, you’ll be paying US$1,674 per month and a meal for two at a middle-range restaurant will end up being, on average, US$134.



Geneva Geneva in Switzerland, as well as being beautiful, is mighty expensive! Coming in at number 3 on the list of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, it’ll cost you US$68 if your taxi has to wait for an hour and US$2,116 per month to rent an apartment in the city. If you’re on the hunt for a pair of leather men’s shoes, be prepared to pay around US$242! Time to hit up the thrift shops!



Zurich Another entry from Switzerland, Zurich will set you back US$41 per hour to use a tennis court on the weekend, US$22 for one blockbuster movie ticket, not to mention the price of popcorn and drinks! It’ll be $2,016 per month to rent a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre.


New York

New York New York, New York, a wonderful town! The prices are up… While restaurant prices are fairly standard compared to the rest of the US, you’ll be paying US$2,857 per month for a one-bedroom apartment in the city, and two tickets to the theatre could end up being about US$331! Start saving your pocket money!



Lausanne Yet another city from Switzerland! Five miles in a taxi will put you back nearly US$39 and monthly bills will be, on average, US$226. A gym membership will be about US$140 monthly, however rent prices aren’t too bad compared to the other cities on this list - a one-bedroom apartment in the city will be around US$1,555 per month.



Singapore If you’re thirsty and looking for a can of Coca Cola, you’ll pay about US$1.30 in the 7th most expensive city in the world to live in - Singapore. A one-bedroom flat in the city will be US$2,641 per month, and a new car will cost you, on average, a huge US$111,803! Time to get your walking shoes on!

Some of these prices are seriously shocking - I am still in awe at the price of a new car in Singapore! I am so interested to hear your feedback on the most expensive cities in the world - do you live in any of them? Do you notice the high price of living? Please share!

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why isn't Vancouver BC Canada not on here?

Singaporean here tbh, it's not the cars that are expensive it's the documents to get the car that costs WAYY more than a car and it's only the city area residential that's expensive, cos they are all condos and such, technically if you leave in a neighborhood it's 2x cheaper

London?!!! , I am british and for sometime now living in bloody expensive Stockholm (Swedn)!!!

Tokyo anyone?

Staying in Singapore is crazy!

Singapore is expensive if you want to live in private housing in the prime district, want to own a car, dine in fancy restaurants, buy soft drinks at tourists areas spots. if you live in the suburbs/heartlands as we call it here, take public transport, cook your own food, drink water from the tap..then it is not expensive.

gosh yes. cars ARE expensive here in singapore. agree 100%.

Iceland isn't cheap either. Simple things like toilet paper is very expensive there!!

let's do the cheapest cities to live in :)

Toronto is starting to get crazy expensive as well. With all it's condos. When I was really small, a 2 bedroom apartment was like $900. Now it's nearly $1200 and a bachelor or a 1 bedroom is near $1000 or $900.

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