The 20 Most Expensive Cities In The World

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The cost of living may be going up in U.S. cities, but it’s nothing compared to the price inflation that some global cities are experiencing.ECA International, a global management consulting firm, recently came out with its semiannual cost of living survey, which compares the cost of a basket of consumer goods and services in over 400 places worldwide.

The survey is most commonly used by multinational companies to calculate salaries for employees sent abroad. But the prices also provide a fascinating glimpse into what expats pay to live in cities around the world, and where everyday expenses are highest.

Want to know why developing cities like Luanda, Angola, and Juba, South Sudan, ranked so highly? Click here to read our explainer.

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title=”For reference, Manhattan placed 36th — the highest of any U.S. city”
content=”Ranked #46 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $13.69

Can of soda: $1.66

Dozen eggs: $4.58

Beer at a bar: $7.33

Source: ECA International
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title=”20. Stockholm, Sweden”
content=”Ranked #19 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $17.42

Can of soda: $1.91

Dozen eggs: $4.51

Beer at a bar: $10.19

Source: ECA International
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title=”19. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo”
content=”Ranked #30 in 2011

Movie Ticket: N/A

Can of soda: $2.26

Dozen eggs: $4.34

Beer at a bar: $7.28

Source: ECA International
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title=”18. Canberra, Australia”
content=”Ranked #17 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $18.77

Can of soda: $2.69

Dozen eggs: $7.01

Beer at a bar: $8.05

Source: ECA International
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title=”17. Copenhagen, Denmark”
content=”Ranked #12 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $15.91

Can of soda: $2.29

Dozen eggs: $6.54

Beer at a bar: $9.44

Source: ECA International
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title=”16. Sydney, Australia”
content=”Ranked #15 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $19.47

Can of soda: $2.43

Dozen eggs: $5.30

Beer at a bar: $7.70

Source: ECA International
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title=”15. Moscow, Russia”
content=”Ranked #16 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $15.32

Can of soda: $1.64

Dozen eggs: $2.61

Beer at a bar: $9.57

Source: ECA International
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title=”14. Juba, South Sudan”
content=”Ranked #60 in 2011

Movie Ticket: N/A

Can of soda: $1.66

Dozen eggs: $5.51

Beer at a bar: $4.89

Source: ECA International
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title=”13. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea”
content=”Ranked #28 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $19.42

Can of soda: $2.13

Dozen eggs: $6.58

Beer at a bar: $6.72

Source: ECA International
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title=”12. Basel, Switzerland”
content=”Ranked #9 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $18.96

Can of soda: $1.27

Dozen eggs: $8.27

Beer at a bar: $9.61

Source: ECA International
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title=”11. Bern, Switzerland”
content=”Ranked #7 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $19.34

Can of soda: $1.25

Dozen eggs: $7.84

Beer at a bar: $8.25

Source: ECA International
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title=”10. Geneva, Switzerland”
content=”Ranked #3 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $19.97

Can of soda: $1.29

Dozen eggs: $8.06

Beer at a bar: $9.10

Source: ECA International
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title=”9. Zurich, Switzerland”
content=”Ranked #5 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $18.59

Can of soda: $1.26

Dozen eggs: $7.88

Beer at a bar: $9.20

Source: ECA International
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title=”8. Stavanger, Norway”
content=”Ranked #8 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $17.59

Can of soda: $2.89

Dozen eggs: $7.87

Beer at a bar: $12.54

Source: ECA International
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title=”7. Caracas, Venezuela”
content=”Ranked #13 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $15.81

Can of soda: $2.93

Dozen eggs: $3.92

Beer at a bar: $11.61

Source: ECA International
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title=”6. Kobe, Japan”
content=”Ranked #10 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $22.84

Can of soda: $1.44

Dozen eggs: $4.58

Beer at a bar: $8.49

Source: ECA International
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title=”5. Yokohama, Japan”
content=”Ranked #6 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $22.84

Can of soda: $1.59

Dozen eggs: $4.34

Beer at a bar: $10.30

Source: ECA International
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title=”4. Luanda, Angola”
content=”Ranked #11 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $13.10

Can of soda: $1.05

Dozen eggs: $5.25

Beer at a bar: $7.38

Source: ECA International
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title=”3. Oslo, Norway”
content=”Ranked #2 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $17.39

Can of soda: $3.20

Dozen eggs: $8.38

Beer at a bar: $12.89

Source: ECA International
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title=”2. Nagoya, Japan”
content=”Ranked #4 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $22.84

Can of soda: $1.44

Dozen eggs: $4.20

Beer at a bar: $10.25

Source: ECA International
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title=”1. Tokyo, Japan”
content=”Ranked #1 in 2011

Movie Ticket: $22.93

Can of soda: $1.85

Dozen eggs: $6.20

Beer at a bar: $10.35

Source: ECA International
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title=”But where are people happiest?”
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