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ECA: TOKYO WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE CITY

The worlds most expensive city 2010, Tokyo, Japan

The worlds most expensive city 2010, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan is the world’s most expensive city in 2010. Oslo, Norway comes in second. In addition to Asia and Europe you can also find expensive cities in Africa. This according to a study published by ECA International

Top 20 Most Expensive Cities In The World
1 Tokyo, Japan
2 Oslo, Norway,
3 Luanda, Angola
4 Nagoya, Japan
5 Yokohama, Japan
6 Stavanger, Norway
7 Kobe, Japan
6 Copenhagen, Denmark
9 Geneva, Switzerland
10 Zurich, Switzerland
11 Bern, Switzerland
12 Basel, Switzerland
13, Libreville, Gabon
14 Helsinki, Finland
15 Moscow, Russia
16 Paris, France
17 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
18 Abuja, Nigeria
19 Tel Aviv, Israel
20 Seoul, South Korea

And yes, the top 20 list also contains a few exotic, less frequented locations, like Abuja, Nigeria.

Most expensive city in the Americas is Rio de Janeiro, ranked 28, followed by the most expensive U.S. city, New York (actually Manhattan), which is number 29. No other cities in the entire Americas makes it to the top 50 list.

The list is somewhat repetitive as far as countries are concerned since it covers more than one city per country. For instance Japan is represented three times in the top five. The ranking looks like following when comparing only the most expensive city of each country:

Top 10 Most Expensive Countries
1 Japan
2 Norway
3 Angola
4 Denmark
5 Switzerland
6 Gabon
7 Finland
8 Russia
9 France
10 Ivory Coast

ECA International is a research firm established in 1971 to provide human resource information for the management and assignment of employees around the world. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney.

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