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Thursday, January 10, 2008

TT #70: expensive cities

TT70

The thirteen cities with most expensive cost of living

Mercer's annual Cost of Living Survey covers 143 cities across six continents and measures the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment.
Base City is New York, USA (=100) which landed on 15th place. Due to the weak dollar no US-cities made the top rankings.
I give you the Top 13 of 2007:

  1. Moscow - Russia - 134.4
  2. London - United Kingdom - 126.3
  3. Seoul - South Korea - 122.4
  4. Tokyo - Japan - 122.1
  5. Hong Kong - China - 119.4
  6. Copenhagen - Denmark - 110.2
  7. Geneva - Switzerland - 109.8
  8. Osaka - Japan - 108.4
  9. Z├╝rich - Switzerland - 107.6
  10. Oslo - Norway - 105.8
  11. Milan - Italy - 104.4
  12. St. Petersburg - Russia - 103.0
  13. Paris - France - 101.4

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49 comments:

  1. Come check out my bok bok Blog for Thrusday Thirteen! I love your list!

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  2. I soooo want to go to Russia! Great list, Tink. :)

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  3. Shoot, and I thought my city was expensive! :)

    Happy TT!

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  4. Great list! I love comparing stuff like this. Thanks for stopping by my site!

    www.mamapj.com

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  5. I'm glad Tel Aviv isn't on the list, since I get paid in dollars I'm already getting clobbered quite badly enough!

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  6. Luckily, I'm not moving to any of these cities! Although, things seem pretty expensive where I'm sittin'...

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  7. Ugh. Once you mentioned to me that TA was in the top 50 I went back and looked - it's skyrocketed from #24 last year to 17(!!!) this year! Thankfully for me much of that is likely to be housing costs, which don't affect me since I own my flat. Thank goodness for small favors...

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  8. I am really surprised that neither New York City or San Francisco did not make the cut because I know they are the most costly cities to live in stateside. Thanks for the info and Happy TT.

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  9. And I thought Miami was expensive. Sheesh!

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  10. Yikes! I'm so surprised Moscow is #1. I've only been to London on that list and it's hard with our slumping dollar for sure!

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  11. Interesting. I'm surprised that Moscow was the most expensive. I didn't know there was that Muscovites had that much disposable income.

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  12. Good grief. I can't afford to live anywhere. Thanks for the scoop, Tink!

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  13. That's a shift. For a long time, San Francisco was up there.

    Interesting... Very interesting.

    Happy TT, Tink!

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  14. I still want to live in Paris. Isn't that selfish? Just a year... well maybe two.... I bet they make more money there.... sigh.

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  15. I've been to London & Paris and they are definitely pricey!

    Here in the continental U.S., my votes would go to NYC, S.F., San Diego, and Boston.

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  16. That was nice for you to share. At least in case I travel, that is if I do, I know places to avoid.

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  17. amazing.
    I see a big diff from Cali to Texas - it's way more expensive in Cali.

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  18. Interesting. I would have thought Paris was a little higher. Maybe I'll have to go back, as it's such a bargain!

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  19. Well that's interesting. Fascinating idea for a TT.

    SJR
    The Pink Flamingo
    http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

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  20. Interesting list. Happy TT.

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  21. Very Interesting list. Some of these were a complete surprise.

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  22. Paris...

    I wish I lived there...

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  23. It's all a bit discouraging to the would-be traveler from the US, I MUST say.

    Mine: T13 #11 |  Pictures from the Earth--"Closed for Winter"

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  24. Thank God I don't live anywhere near those city although I would love to visit most if not all!
    Great List
    Sarai
    http://www.sarij.blogspot.com

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  25. I'm stunned that New York isn't on that list.

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  26. Thanks for the information, I got it, I will stay in Brussels !

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  27. Anonymous10/1/08 06:16

    Great list... fun to see where we fit. Where would you like to live?

    Dee
    http://pavinganewroad.wordpress.com/

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  28. Wow! I guess that makes me feel somewhat better, though.

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  29. Interesting list, I thought London would be nr. 1...
    Happy TT!

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  30. good list I will remember when i travel:>

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  31. I'm so glad I don't live somewhere so expensive! I guess that's one bonus to living in the middle of nowhere! LOL!

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  32. Geee...I didn't know tat its expensive to live in Russia...

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  33. yeah! some european cities are high cost to live.... mine's up too... please check it out if get some time.

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  34. Wow, okay maybe the cost of living in Milwaukee isn't so bad after all.

    Happy TT

    http://moondancerdrake.livejournal.com

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  35. Boy, do I know about the weak dollar! *sigh* It makes everything here so much more expensive when we get paid in dollars.

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  36. Eyeopener list. Happy TT!

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  37. Are you sure Boca Raton wasn't in the top 10??? It sure was expensive for us to live there!!!

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  38. Paris or Milan? I'm on the next plane!
    Helene
    http://themodernwomansdivorceguide.com

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  39. Thanks for given the cost of living expense for each cities. It help :) And those are the cities I want to visit someday too!

    Happy TTs! Hope you've a good day/weekend ahead :)

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  40. The price of gas alone in many European countries would make most Americans (like myself) have a heart attack. We think what we are paying now is expensive, but we can't touch prices there. Thanks for the reminder.

    Cindi
    My Fugly Dress TT is up and running.

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  41. Wow...didn't realize London was so far up there...I've always thought it would be neat to live in England temporarily.

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  42. It makes all the places I can't afford to live in America seem more reasonable. *grin*

    ~X

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  43. i thought paris would be higher. great list!

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  44. No Canadian cities on the list. Good to know!

    I've tagged you for a birth month meme...

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  45. After looking at these figures I am very lucky to live where I live. Holy crap!

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  46. hey there tink,
    i just popped in to say i received your post card! have you received mine??

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  47. Very interesting - I have to dig more into this when I have the time. I was actually surprised Oslo, Norway wasn't on top especially nowadays where our currency is very strong - thanks for sharing!

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