World’s 10 Most Expensive Cities

No 6. Zurich – Switzerland

Average apartment rent USD $ 1500 per month
Meals for a family of 4 USD $ 800 per month
Utility costs USD $ 200 per month


With low taxes, the city is home to growing investments and was named the richest city of Europe in 2008. It also boasts some of the best quality of life rankings in Europe.


No 5. Hong Kong – China

Average apartment rent USD $ 1500 per month
Meal for 2 at a typical restaurant USD $ 55
Utility costs USD $ 150 per month


With a population of over 6.7 million congested in just 1100 square kilometers, Hong Kong is understandably expensive especially on housing. Buying a piece of land here will cost you $5,500 per square meter.


No 4. Geneva – Switzerland

Average apartment rent (three bedrooms) USD $ 3000 per month
Meal for a family of three USD $ 1200 per month
Average college-student expenses USD $ 1800 per month


Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and a worldwide centre for diplomacy and the most important international co-operation centre after New York while also offering third-highest quality of life of any city in the world.


No 3. Moscow – Russia

Average apartment rent (two unfurnished bedrooms) USD $ 4500 per month
Meals for 3 persons USD $ 500 per month
Cup of coffee USD $ 9


Offering the most expensive cup of coffee in the world, Moscow is ranked at 3. Also known as the ‘Read Bear’, Moscow has population of above 11 million (including 79 billionaires), making it the most populous city in Europe.


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