The world's most expensive cities to live in 2022

Jun 8, 2022

By: Rahul Verma

Hong Kong tops the list, once again

Global mobility company, ECA International, has released its annual list of the world's most expensive cities to live in and once again Hong Kong has topped the list. Tap more to see the rest of the list.

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New York, US

New York has emerged as the second most expensive city in the world. It has 8 million people who speak more than 800 languages. The cost of living for a single person in the city is estimated at around ₹1.08 lakh ($1,384.56) without rent.

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland. It is surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains, and the city has a beautiful view of Mont Blanc. Geneva is 3.5 times as expensive as Noida.

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London, UK

London has emerged as the fourth most expensive city in the world. It is the smallest city in England and the cost of living is estimated at around ₹90,000 (£921.89) without rent.

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is the largest industrial, commercial, and financial centre in Japan. Tokyo is 2.5 times as expensive as Noida without rent.

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv is the sixth most expensive city in the world. It is the second-largest city in Israel and as of February 2022, the population of Tel Aviv is 4.3 million.

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Other expensive cities in the world

Zurich, Switzerland | Shanghai, China | Guangzhou, China | Seoul, South Korea | San Francisco, US | Shenzhen, China | Singapore | Beijing, China | Jerusalem, Israel | Bern, Switzerland | Yokohama, Japan | Copenhagen, Denmark | Oslo, Norway | Taipei, Taiwan

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Factors used to determine the rank

ECA International analyses the cost of consumer goods and services in more than 490 locations worldwide, while accommodation data is also factored in along with rental costs.

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Expensive continent

It is safe to call Asia the most expensive continent, with five cities- Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Seoul.

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