- Deutsche Bank has released its annual “Mapping the world’s prices” report, highlighting the cost of living in 50 global cities.
- We mapped the average price for 15 different goods and services in various cities based on the report, from rent for a two-bedroom apartment to a monthly gym membership.
- Copenhagen is the most expensive for a weekend getaway, Zurich is the most expensive to buy a movie ticket, Oslo is the most expensive for a pair of jeans, and London has the most expensive monthly transportation ticket.
There’s nothing like Deutsche Bank’s annual “Mapping the world’s prices” report, released every May, to highlight the differences in the cost of living in 50 major cities across the globe.
From the price of an iPhone 8 to a monthly gym membership, we mapped the average prices of 15 different goods and services in various cities based on the report’s findings.
Looking for a weekend getaway? A visit to Copenhagen will set you back the most, followed by Milan, Oslo, Tokyo, and Amsterdam, while a trip to Istanbul is easier on your bank account.
If you can’t afford a whole weekend, maybe you should settle for a date night – but know that it’s 30% more expensive for a dinner for two at a neighbourhood pub in Zurich than in the next four cities, Copenhagen, Oslo, Tokyo, and Amsterdam. Zurich is also the most expensive city to buy a movie ticket and to get a standard men’s haircut.
Meanwhile, those in London may be keeping their date nights at home. The city tops the chart for most expensive monthly transportation ticket and is the second most expensive for movie tickets and car rentals.
But that’s all mostly discretionary spending – something that those living in Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco, Paris, and London may not have a lot of, considering they reside in the top five cities with the highest monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment.
Below, check out the cost to buy 15 things, from a summer dress to a car, in cities around the world.