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

By Holly

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?

1 London

LondonTopping 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!

2 Oslo

OsloIf 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.

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3 Geneva

GenevaGeneva 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!

4 Zurich

ZurichAnother 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.

5 New York

New YorkNew 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!

6 Lausanne

LausanneYet 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.

7 Singapore

SingaporeIf 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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