The World’s 10 Most Expensive Cities

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  • 4. N’djamena, Chad
  • 5. Singapore, Singapore
  • 6. Hong Kong, China
  • 7. Geneva, Switzerland
  • 8. Zurich, Switzerland
  • 9. Bern, Switzerland
  • 10. Sydney, Australia
  • Cost of Living: The World’s 10 Most Expensive Cities
  • 1. Luanda, Angola
  • 2. Moscow, Russia
  • 3. Tokyo, Japan

6. Hong Kong, China

With its low taxation and free trade, this Chinese city has maintained a highly capitalist economy. The Hong Kong dollar is the ninth most traded currency in the world, yet most of the city’s food and raw materials must be imported because the area lacks land for crops. Cost of living: Rent of a luxury two-bedroom apartment, ($7,091.69), movie ticket ($11.60), pair of blue jeans ($115.92), cup of coffee ($5.67), fast food hamburger meal ($3.54), 1 liter of gasoline ($2.23), 1 liter of whole milk ($3.12), 1 liter of soda ($1.02).

(Photo: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomber/Getty Images)

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