Nobody will blame you if you’re checking your budget before travelling. The following list below will show you a bit more about the most expensive cities in the world which mostly are located in Asia, but Europe is pricey too.
If you are looking for a budget friendly destination for your next journey you might want to avoid the following cities, ranked as the most expensive cities in the world:
The most famous city-state in the world has secured a very first position in this race. Singapore is considered as the most expensive city in the world.
It is the most expensive place in the world to buy a car and the second most expensive where to buy clothes.
The average prices of the basic needs like food, beverages, clothes etc. are comparatively high than all other countries.
2. Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an exciting city—a stark contrast between Asian and Western cultures, yet both cultures also combine to make the city the dynamic place it is.
The city is frequently described as a place where “East meets West”, reflecting the local culture’s mix of Chinese roots with influences from its time managed by the British.
Somehow, Hong Kong manages to balance traditional Chinese practices with a fast paced, modern lifestyle. Hong Kong is ranked as the 2rd most expensive city in Asia after Tokyo and Seoul with the costs of accommodation, food and schooling.
3. Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. German is most widely spoken by the native residents, but it is also normal to communicate in English, French and many other languages.
The city offers great public transportation options. With a large international community, the city is multicultural and is home to people from all around the world. It is also home to many international and Swiss companies.
It is considered to as the 3rd most expensive city in the world by checking the prices of the goods and services provided there.
4. Tokyo, Japan
Living in Tokyo, most well-known city in Asia, the world’s second largest economy, means experiencing one of the most energetic cities the world has to offer.
This metropolis city is home to more than 10 million people, and is famed for its rich culture, incredible cuisine, efficient transportation, and friendly people.
With Japan ranking the third biggest economy in the world, Tokyo is a commercial metropolis, and the number of immigrants and foreigners living there continues to go.
5. Osaka, Japan
Stretching along Osaka Bay, Osaka prefecture lies in the heart of the Kansai area, with its borders flowing into neighboring Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara and Wakayama.
The greater Osaka area, which also includes Kobe and Kyoto, is the second largest in Japan by population and one of the country’s most important economic center. There is plenty to see and do: expats can indulge in the fantastic culinary scene, visit the famous bunraku and other theatres.
Walking on one of the seemingly endless shopping streets is always a good idea, which are crowded by day and turn into stages for street artists in the evening.
6. Seoul, South Korea
The South Korean capital, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city.
As the 4th most economically powerful city in the world, Seoul is one of Asia’s major centers of culture, entertainment, and research, with additional strengths in the arts, commerce, education, finance, media, services, and tourism.
7. Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva, one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland and the 2nd most populated city in the country is placed at 7th position in the list and t is a very nice place to visit but guess what? Also expensive.
Geneva is a global city, a financial center, and worldwide center for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross.
Really beautiful city for architecture, weather, culture, quality and cost of living, food. If you want to live here for a long time, then you should have sufficient income to bear all the basic expenses in the city.
8. Paris, France
The most romantic city in the world… the beautiful capital of France, Paris is ranked as the 8th most expensive city in the world. It is not only famous for the very graceful Eiffel Tower but also famous for other beautiful places in the city.
Paris has acquired a reputation as the “City of Art”, because this city has attracted artists from around the world, who arrive in the city to educate themselves and to seek inspiration from its vast pool of artistic resources and galleries.
Also many newly married couples come here to celebrate their Honeymoon. And some products like food, gas, alcohol are a bit expensive in this city, so a person having enough big bank balance only can celebrate his holidays easily.
9. New York, NY, U.S.
One of the most renowned and popular cities of United States is New York and it has secured 9th position in this list. This city is the one and only city of United States to secure a position in the top 10 list.
New York is a very famous tourist place and it’s also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Many tourists come here to celebrate their holidays every year.
10. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark is ranked at the 10th position in this list and all because of high cost of transportation and personal care.
The basic commodities like bread, gas etc. are little expensive for a middle-class family but they can afford these products if they are used least in their homes.
11. Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden. This is a relatively small city compared to others in Europe and has just under 1 million people living in the center and surrounding areas.
Sweden has one of the most efficient public transport systems in Europe. Stockholm’s system is a network of interconnected buses, trains, trams and ferry lines managed and operated by Stockholm Lokaltrafik. Check out our tips for visiting Stockholm on a budget.
We hope you liked our brief list and review of some of the most expensive cities in the world.