Here’s a list of most expensive cities in the world. I guess people are trying to save more and more money from their daily spending. But you should know that in these most expensive cities in the world, It’s easier to make more money than on other cities. It’s like a life law that the more you get the more you spent. Maybe if you have any alternative to make the same amount of money rather than make money on these cities, I guess you will consider to move to other cities. So, Let’s take a look at those most expensive cities in the world
Singapore is one of the smallest country in the world with a total area of 700 square km. It’s a town country that become the 10th most expensive city in the world. Singapore is developed town with a developed lifestyle as well. Here’s some facts about price in Singapore:
- The average one-bedroom rental ranging SGD $ 600 per month or more in the suburban area.
- The cost of electricity, water and internet SGD $ 300 per month or more for single family
- In addition to the very high car prices, the average vehicle tax from SGD $ 1,000 or more annually. And the average cost of parking ranges from SGD $ 150 per month.
- For meals, Singapore is not that friendly with a price range average SGD $ 5 or more to for single eat and drink.
9. Beijing, China
Beijing is one of the Main City of China and its Capital. Formerly was named Peking. Beijing is one of the densely populated cities in Asia. As the grow of China, the city become of the investment based on China for many corporation in the world. Here’s some facts of price in Beijing.
- Average rent of an apartment in the downtown ranges from RMB 7000 (including electricity and water / utility costs)
- Dining in Beijing is over RMB 20 range for one meal
- Daily international newspaper-ranging RMB 25, a glass of coffee (medium restaurants) ranged RMB 35, a packet of food (burgers, potatoes and soda water) or more approximately RMB18
8. New York City, United States
New York City is one of the biggest and important cities in the United States. This city has a nickname of the Big Apples. Lot of people around the world consider this city is their hope and They come to this city from year to year. Here’s some facts about price in New York City.
- Average rent for apartment with two good bedrooms starting around USD $ 4000 per month.
- Utilities fees range from USD $ 250 per family, standard family meals (4 persons) ranged up monthly cost USD $ 1000.
- International newspaper per issue of USD $ 1.8, glass coffee from USD $ 3, and packets of food (burger + potato + sodas) for USD $ 5.
7. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is the Capital of Denmark. It’s a unique and prosperous city. It’s a typical home of Danish company headquarter. Quality of life of the city is one of the best in the world. Facts about price in this city is as follow:
- Average-cost of home rental in the suburbs of Copenhagen ranged from USD $ 2.500 per month.
- Meals is expensive, especially when eating in restaurants. The standard per person with two meals plus drinks range from USD $ 80 or more. If you do not eat out for meal, It will cost around USD $ 200 upwards for two adults per week.
- Monthly costs for electricity, telephone and internet range from a minimum of USD $ 200 or more per month.
- Cost transport such as taxi is quite expensive, short trips use a taxi will cost about USD $ 50.
6. Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich is one of the biggest city in Switzerland. This city has a view of the Alpine mountain and become one of the beautiful city for tourism. Because of the lower taxes, this city become one of the interesting place to invest on stock for many investor. Here’s some facts about price in Zurich:
- The cost of apartment rental outside the city without an elevator is starting from USD $ 1500 per month.
- Utilities fees range from USD $ 200 per family, standard family meals (4 persons) ranged from USD $800 per month or more.
- Monthly train pass is US $ 90, oil is very expensive. It costs about USD $ 1.6 per liter.
- Dining out in the restaurant for two people range from standard to USD $ 300, three menus plus wine.
5. Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is an area situated in the east coast of China. It’s a high densely populated with an area of 1100 square kilometers and inhabited by around 6.88 millions of people. Because of it, Hong Kong become so expensive especially in housing. Here’s some facts about price in Hong Kong.
- Rental cost in HK is expensive, with average of about USD $ 1,500 per month.
- Utilities fees ranging from USD $ 100-150 per family.
- Some economic meal that can be found in Hong Kong is value meal from McDonald HKD $ 22.80, chocolate Snickers from the mini-24h supermarket 7-11 HKD $ 6.00, a set of food from a place selling ordinary food (rice + dishes + drink) HKD $ 50.
4. Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland after Zurich. It’s located where the Rhône River exits Lake Geneva. Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and a worldwide centre for diplomacy and the most important international co-operation centre after New York because of the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Here’s some of the facts about price in Geneva:
- Average rent for apartment with three bedrooms starting around US $ 3000
- The three family meal cost around USD $ 1200 per month
- Health insurance costs is quite expensive around USD $ 800.
- Cost for children who want to go to college in Geneva : Accommodation around USD $ 400 up to 650 (per room in a hostel or rental individually per flat), food monthly cost of about USD $ 450, transport by tram or bus around US $ 100-170, books and support materials for learning about US $ 100, other costs of US $ 400 other. So the cost for his/her monthly needs about USD $ 1500 to 1800.
3. Moscow, Russia
Moscow is one of the most important city in Russia and its capital. This “Red Bear” city is one of biggest contributor of Russian domestic GDP. Sport areas, recreations and clothing are expensive in Russia. Here’s the facts about price in Russia.
- Average rent for apartment, not yet furnished with two luxurious bedrooms, is starting around USD $ 4500
- Utilities fees range from USD $ 250 per family, standard family meals (3 persons) cost ranges from USD $ 500 upwards monthly
- International paper per issue of USD $ 5.5, glass coffee from US $ 9 ( most expensive cup of coffee compare to other countries), and package food burger + potato + sodas USD $ 5.
- Dining-out costs would swell the normal monthly family expenditure to 2-3 times.
2. Osaka, Japan
Osaka is located in the same island with Tokyo in Japan. Osaka is the second most important city in Japan after Tokyo. Many tourist attraction located in this city. Transportation and home furnishing tools are expensive in this city. Osaka is the head office of many large companies, such as Mitshubishi, Mizuno, Panasonic, Sanyo and Sharp. Salary is very high so it cause increasing land price and also the cost of living. Cost of living in Osaka compare to Tokyo is almost the same expensive.
1. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is the costliest city in the world. Tokyo is also one of the most densely populated area in the world. The city has an area of 2187 km square and inhabited by 13 million people. Tokyo is capital city of Japan. Here’s some facts about price in Tokyo:
- Average rent for apartment not yet furnished with two luxurious bedrooms starting around US $4500
- International paper per issue of USD $1, a glass coffee from USD $5, and package food of burger + potato + sodas for USD $ 5.
- The cost of eating out, in expensive restaurants meals ranging from ¥ 13,000 / USD $108 / £ 55 without drinks, while the restaurant of medium range ¥ 4000 to 9000 yen (USD $33 – USD $75 / £ 17 – £ 38), and a cheap average of 4000 yen (USD $33 / £ 17 to less than 2000 yen (USD $17 / £ 8.40).
Do you live in one of those most expensive cities in the world?