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The 10 most expensive cities in the world

Four metropolises are tied for the questionable honour of being the most priciest city in the world in this year's Worldwide Cost of Living rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit

Four metropolises are tied for the questionable honour of being the priciest city in the world in this year's Worldwide Cost of Living rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The index is compiled from a survey that compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services, including household supplies, rents and private school fees. New York is used as a base city, given a score of 100.

East Asia and Europe dominate the top of the list, with Osaka and Japan joining the group this year.

The EIU said: 'Across geographic regions and countries, the survey observed a degree of convergence in 2018 among the most expensive locations.

'Some of those economies with appreciating currencies, like the US, climbed up the ranking significantly.'

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Four metropolises are tied for the questionable honour of being the priciest city in the world in this year's Worldwide Cost of Living rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The index is compiled from a survey that compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services, including household supplies, rents and private school fees. New York is used as a base city, given a score of 100.

East Asia and Europe dominate the top of the list, with Osaka and Japan joining the group this year.

The EIU said: 'Across geographic regions and countries, the survey observed a degree of convergence in 2018 among the most expensive locations.

'Some of those economies with appreciating currencies, like the US, climbed up the ranking significantly.'

Read on to view the 10 most expensive cities around the world.

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10= Los Angeles

WCOL index: 99

Rank movement: +4

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10= Tel Aviv

WCOL index: 99

Rank movement: -1

 

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7= New York

WCOL index: 100

Rank movement: +6

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7= Copenhagen

WCOL index: 100

Rank movement: +1

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7= Seoul

WCOL index: 100

Rank movement: -1

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5= Osaka

WCOL index: 101

Rank movement: +6

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5= Geneva

WCOL index: 101

Rank movement: +1

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4. Zurich

WCOL index: 106

Rank movement: -2

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1= Hong Kong

WCOL index: 107

Rank movement: +3

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1= Paris

WCOL index: 107

Rank movement: +1

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1= Singapore

WCOL index: 107

Rank movement: no change

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