9. Seoul, South Korea — The city is rising up the ranks because of the high cost to buy clothes and to pay for utilities. The EIU said "the cost of living in Seoul is now on a par with that of Copenhagen and Los Angeles."
8. Copenhagen, Denmark — The city retains its ranking this year because of its high cost of living relative to wages.
7. New York City, US — The EIU said in its report that "a stronger dollar and localised inflation mean that New York continues to become more expensive relative to its global peers." For example, the average US dollar price for a kilogram of bread is at $8.28 — more than double that of the city in the No. 1 spot.
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