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The World’s Most Expensive Cities

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New York is no longer in this top ten list. It’s the world’s most expensive cities, and New York City has dropped several spaces thanks to the fluctuation of currencies. Here are the top 20.

# Moscow
# London
# Seoul
# Tokyo
# Hong Kong
# Copenhagen
# Geneva
# Osaka
# Zurich
# Oslo
# Milan
# St. Petersburg (Russia)
# Paris
# Singapore
# New York City
# Dublin
# Tel Aviv
# Rome
# Vienna
# Beijing

Los Angeles is the next American city on the list, making the top 50.

The list was created not by taking into account just the expense of living, but the expense relative to the income. It’s possible that in addition to currency valuations, the increase in New York salary played a role in making that city more affordable, pushing New York lower in the list.

Of course, if you’re not part of the small but significant few who received hedge-fund-like compensation, you’re not going to feel that the city is relatively less expensive.

Published or updated July 10, 2007.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar 1 Anonymous

Just because it’s not on that list doesn’t make me feel much better about living in the #1 overpriced US city, Seattle (Forbes 2005)…

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avatar 2 Anonymous

I would like to see the nations top ten highest priced citys and the Lowest priced. I live in one of the lowest… Joplin Missouri. I wouldn’t change it for the world because it is easy to get ahead of the game here.

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