The 20 Most Expensive Cities In The World

Travelling to certain countries can put a nice dent in your wallet, but how about living in them?

ECA International, a global management consulting firm, just came out with its semiannual cost of living survey, which calculates theĀ cost of living based on pricesĀ of various day-to-day goods and services.

Tokyo has always claimed the number one spot as the most expensive city for expatriates to live, but this year, for the first time in three years, it was outranked by another.

All prices are reflected in U.S. dollars.

Just as a reference, Manhattan placed 43rd, the highest of any U.S. city.

Ranked #41 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $13.95

Can of soda: $1.64

Dozen eggs: $4.42

Beer at a bar: $8.38

Source: ECA International

20. Helsinki, Finland

Ranked #19 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $16.00

Can of soda: $2.29

Dozen eggs: $4.75

Beer at a bar: $11.66

Source: ECA International

19. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Ranked #28 in 2012

Movie Ticket: N/A

Can of soda: $2.25

Dozen eggs: $3.82

Beer at a bar: $7.51

Source: ECA International

18. Brazzaville, Congo

Ranked #27 in 2012

Movie Ticket: N/A

Can of soda: $1.81

Dozen eggs: $3.70

Beer at a bar: $5.07

Source: ECA International

17. Sydney, Australia

Ranked #16 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $19.26

Can of soda: $2.24

Dozen eggs: $5.17

Beer at a bar: $8.59

Source: ECA International

16. Yokohama, Japan

Ranked #6 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $19.09

Can of soda: $1.35

Dozen eggs: $4.61

Beer at a bar: $8.64

Source: ECA International

15. Stockholm, Sweden

Ranked #22 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $18.16

Can of soda: $1.93

Dozen eggs: $4.72

Beer at a bar: $11.27

Source: ECA International

14. Seoul, Korea Republic

Ranked #29 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $8.52

Can of soda: $1.48

Dozen eggs: $4.92

Beer at a bar: $7.62

Source: ECA International

13. Nagoya, Japan

Ranked #3 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $19.09

Can of soda: $1.20

Dozen eggs: $4.63

Beer at a bar: $9.01

Source: ECA International

12. Copenhagen, Denmark

Ranked #14 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $15.45

Can of soda: $2.60

Dozen eggs: $7.86

Beer at a bar: $10.42

Source: ECA International

11. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Ranked #15 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $18.96

Can of soda: $2.15

Dozen eggs: $6.21

Beer at a bar: $7.68

Source: ECA International

10. Bern, Switzerland

Ranked #10 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $20.15

Can of soda: $1.34

Dozen eggs: $8.81

Beer at a bar: $9.19

Source: ECA International

9. Basel, Switzerland

Ranked #11 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $19.09

Can of soda: $1.21

Dozen eggs: $8.21

Beer at a bar: $9.89

Source: ECA International

8. Geneva, Switzerland

Ranked #7 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $20.15

Can of soda: $1.31

Dozen eggs: $8.42

Beer at a bar: $9.30

Source: ECA International

7. Zurich, Switzerland

Ranked #9 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $19.09

Can of soda: $1.21

Dozen eggs: $8.21

Beer at a bar: $9.89

Source: ECA International

6. Tokyo, Japan

Ranked #1 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $19.09

Can of soda: $1.61

Dozen eggs: $5.56

Beer at a bar: $9.18

Source: ECA International

5. Moscow, Russia

Ranked #13 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $16.27

Can of soda: $1.80

Dozen eggs: $3.53

Beer at a bar: $10.77

Source: ECA International

4. Juba, South Sudan

Ranked #45 in 2012

Movie Ticket: N/A

Can of soda: $1.62

Dozen eggs: $5.88

Beer at a bar: $5.16

Source: ECA International

3. Stavanger, Norway

Ranked #5 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $18.68

Can of soda: $3.17

Dozen eggs: $8.30

Beer at a bar: $13.79

Source: ECA International

2. Luanda, Angola

Ranked #4 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $13.89

Can of soda: $1.00

Dozen eggs: $5.26

Beer at a bar: $8.14

Source: ECA International

1. Oslo, Norway

Ranked #2 in 2012

Movie Ticket: $18.76

Can of soda: $3.43

Dozen eggs: $8.39

Beer at a bar: $14.10

Source: ECA International

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