World’s 10 most expensive cities announced

London escapes the top spots in new Mercer Cost of Living Rankings Report

The annual rankings from Mercer compare over 200 items in each of the 214 cities on the Cost of Living Rankings Report. See below for the cities that may pinch at your purse strings while away…

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10. Sydney, Australia

Monthly rent in a luxury apartment: £1661.35

International newspaper: £4.04

Cup of coffee: £3.36

Petrol per litre: £0.98


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9. Bern, Switzerland

Monthly rent in a luxury apartment: £1749.92

International newspaper: £2.83

Cup of coffee: £2.83

Petrol per litre: £1.31


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8. Zurich, Switzerland

Monthly rent in a luxury apartment: £2,549

International newspaper: £2.83

Cup of coffee: £3.89

Petrol per litre: £1.32


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7. Geneva, Switzerland

Monthly rent in a luxury apartment: £2,832.95

International newspaper: £6.68

Cup of coffee: £4.25

Petrol per litre: £1.31


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6. Hong Kong

Monthly rent in a luxury aptartment: £4618.69

International newspaper: £2.52

Cup of coffee: £3.69

Petrol per litre: £1.45


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5. Singapore

Monthly rent in a luxury apartment: £2,471.51

International newspaper: £2.36

Cup of coffee: £3.15

Petrol per litre: £1.15


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4. N’Djamena, Chad

Monthly rent in a luxury apartment: £1,462.06

International newspaper: £4.52

Cup of coffee: £1.99

Petrol per litre: £0.64


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3. Tokyo, Japan

Monthly rent in a luxury apartment £2,939

International newspaper: £3.50

Cup of coffee: £4.55

Petrol per litre: £1.74


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2. Moscow, Russia

Monthly rent in a luxury apartment: £2,995

International newspaper: £6.48

Cup of coffee: £5.40

Petrol per litre: £0.68


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1. Luanda, Angola

Monthly rent for a luxury apartment: £4,233

International newspaper: £3.52

Cup of coffee: £3.52

Petrol per litre: £0.04


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