When people talk about the most expensive cities in the world, the first thing that likely comes to mind – landscapes of New York or London. But these cities are not included in the top 10 most expensive places to live. On the contrary, in the ranking of cities with the highest quality of life according to Mercer in 2018 version goal lead city in Asia and Africa, and two Swiss cities – Zurich and Geneva.
209 countries were studied, where employers often send their employees live and work. Hong Kong remains the most expensive city, where the monthly fee for the two-bedroom unfurnished apartment in a respectable area will cost 6809 dollars. In the second place, there is Luanda, Angola, where the rent is 6700 dollars.
According to the World Economic Forum, Luanda can and does not have a large population, but, thanks to fast-growing oil industry, a limited number of luxury accommodation and a great demand for it, the price of living here is higher than in any other city in the world. The price of renting an apartment can be $ 6 700 per month.
Compare this cost to the price in 2636 dollars for the same apartment in Sydney, or 1737 dollars for a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver. In New York and London for rent one-bedroom apartment costs an average of 5100 and 4583 dollars respectively. If one of these towns you will want to go to the movies, then in London, the ticket will cost you 17, 91 dollars. In Johannesburg, you spend just $ 4.
Do you want to sit in a cafe, drinking a cup of coffee? In Hong Kong, it will cost $ 8, while in New York – 2.28 dollars. If you decide to get a cafe in the car, the liter of gasoline will cost $ 1 almost everywhere, although in Hong Kong price is 1.79 dollars, while in Moscow – 48 cents.