The most expensive cities in the world 2024: a new ranking from Numbeo
Have you ever wondered which are the most expensive cities in the world? Numbeo, one of the leading sources of information on the cost of living and prices around the world, regularly ranks the most expensive cities based on various aspects of costs. Read more about the results of the latest Numbeo study
Numbeo, a service based in Serbia, has updated its cost of living index for cities around the world, identifying the top cities with the highest costs. The ranking is based on prices for consumer goods, real estate and quality of life. As a measure, prices in New York were taken as the baseline, receiving 100 points. Now it is possible to assess how these cities differ from the Big Apple in terms of living costs. Numbeo's new ranking will be a useful source of information for those planning to move or travel, helping them make informed decisions.
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Ranking of the most expensive cities in the world
The new ranking took into account 362 cities. The cost of living in these cities was estimated based on food, restaurant and rental prices. The purchasing power of the population was also taken into account. This comprehensive approach made the assessment more objective and representative. The ranking reflects the diversity of the cost of living in different cities around the world, helping people make informed decisions about where to live and work.
The 10 most expensive cities in the world:
1. Hamilton (Bermuda);
2. Zurich (Switzerland);
3. Basel (Switzerland);
4. Lausanne (Switzerland);
5. San Jose (USA);
6. Geneva (Switzerland);
7. San Francisco (USA);
8. Bern (Switzerland);
9. Washington (USA);
10. New York (USA).
The most expensive cities to live in according to the updated Numbeo ranking include Vilnius (Lithuania) at 185th place, Riga (Latvia) at 181st, Warsaw (Poland) at 207th, and Kyiv (Ukraine) at 300th. The last positions in the ranking belong to the Pakistani cities of Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.
Numbeo, a Serbian service, collected this data by providing an online database of consumer prices, property values and quality of life. Founded in 2009 by former Google employee Mladen Aёdamovic, Numbeo allows users to compare information about the cost of living in different countries and cities.
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