The ten most expensive cities in the world

Human Resources Solutions Ltd

October 2013

Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit 2013 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.  Zurich was at the top of the list last year, but Tokyo has resumed its place as the world’s most expensive city. This is no surprise as the Japanese capital has been the world’s most expensive city for all but a handful of the last 20 years.

Other countries on the top ten list are France, Singapore and Norway. Japan has the two most expensive cities in the world, with Australia and Switzerland both having two cities each in the top ten list.

The top 10 most expensive cities in the world from the latest Worldwide Cost of Living Survey are:

Country City
1 Japan Tokyo
2 Japan Osaka
3 Australia Sydney
4 Norway Oslo
5 Australia Melbourne
6 Singapore Singapore
7 Switzerland Zurich
8 France Paris
9 Venezuela Caracas
10 Switzerland Geneva

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit