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Most Expensive Cities 2017

A study by the Economist Intelligence Unit reports that Singapore retains its position as the globe’s priciest place to live. The city is followed by Hong Kong and Zurich. New York is ranked ninth.

The South-East Asia city state has been ranked at the top of the list for four years
Country            City                Rank       Rank change
Singapore          Singapore         1                 0
Hong Kong       Hong Kong       2                 0
Switzerland       Zurich               3                -1
Japan                Tokyo                4                +7
Japan                Osaka                5                +9
South Korea     Seoul                 6                +2
Switzerland      Geneva              7                -3
France              Paris                  7                -2
US                   New York           9                -2
Denmark         Copenhagen       9                -1

Source: Economic Intelligence Unit Report from Forbes

The survey compares the prices of 160 goods and services, from food, to utilities to accommodation. In all, 50,000 prices are compared for the 2017 iteration of the study.

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