The 15 Most Expensive Places To Rent A Luxury Apartment

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The cost of renting a luxury apartment in Hong Kong increased 15 per cent this year compared to last—giving Hong Kong the not-so-coveted title of being the most expensive in the world to rent high-end residential property.Renting an unfurnished three-bedroom apartment in Hong Kong costs an average of $11,813 per month, according to the data from ECA International, a global consulting firm.

Tokyo placed a distant second, with apartments costing an average of $9,445 per month.

The high price of real estate in Hong Kong is due an increase in demand and the high population-per-square-foot ratio, according to the Wall Street Journal. To put those astronomical prices into context, $11,813 a month is more than five times the average Hong Konger’s salary.

But apartments in the high-end neighborhoods of Hong Kong and elsewhere are increasingly sought out by expatriates moving in for jobs.

Want to see how rents for luxury apartments compare to rents for similar apartments in other cities?

In Sydney, the average monthly for a 3-bedroom apartment is $4,859.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Seoul, the average rent for a 3-bedroom is $4,933 a month.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Mumbai, the average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $5,034 per month.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Rio de Janeiro, the average monthly rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $5,214.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Zurich, the average rent for a 3-bedroom is $5,341 a month.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Lagos, the average monthly rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $5,421.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Singapore, the average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $5,565 per month.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Bogota, the average monthly rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $5,628.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Geneva, the average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $5,778 per month

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Caracas, the average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $6,819 a month.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In London, the average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $7,748 per month.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In New York City, the average monthly rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $8,281.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Moscow, the average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $8,441 per month.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Tokyo, the average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $9,445 a month.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

In Hong Kong, the average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $11,813 per month.

Data refers to unfurnished, 3-bedroom apartments. Source: ECA International

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