Where residents of 17 New York City neighbourhoods could move abroad and live for the same price

CP montecarlo copyGoogle Maps and ShutterstockThe price of housing in Columbus Circle is closest in comparison to Monaco Ville, the historic town in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

It’s no surprise that New York City is expensive — but to give you an idea of just
how expensive, database NeighborhoodX compared New York City neighbourhoods to luxury destinations around the world.

Manhattan’s Murray Hill, for example, is equivalent in purchase price per square foot of real estate to the romantic La Parte Vieja neighbourhood in San Sebastian, Spain.

And Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn compares to an exclusive residential neighbourhood in Oslo, Norway.

NeighborhoodX compiled data primarily on two-bedroom apartments. Their data set came from a mixture of proprietary research, public data sets from the real estate portals, and analysis from real estate analyst Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel.

Here, we’ve highlighted 17 of the most expensive New York City neighbourhoods and their luxurious counterparts around the world, where New Yorkers would pay nearly the same price for their homes:

10. Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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At $US1,165 per square foot, Greenpoint compares to the Hottingen neighbourhood of Zurich, Switzerland ($US1,178/square foot).

Populated with about 10,000 people, this residential quarter of Zurich is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the city.

2. SoHo, Manhattan

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At $US1,772 per square foot, SoHo, like the Upper East Side, compares in price to the prosperous Kensington and Chelsea neighbourhoods in London ($US1,663/square foot).

1. Columbus Circle, Manhattan

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At a whopping $US3,393 per square foot, Columbus Circle is closest in comparison to Monaco Ville, the historic town in Monte Carlo, Monaco ($US2,753/square foot).

This old town of Monte Carlo often draws big worldwide celebrities, especially during the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious Formula One motor races of the year.

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