Beirut, Dubai take the lead: new survey reveals the Middle East's most expensive cities for expats

Published July 11th, 2014 - 02:38 GMT
The world’s most expensive cities for expats are both in Africa. Luanda in Angola is ranked first for the second year, followed by N’Djamena in Chad.
The world’s most expensive cities for expats are both in Africa. Luanda in Angola is ranked first for the second year, followed by N’Djamena in Chad.

Rising housing costs has pushed Dubai up the rankings in an annual survey of the most expensive cities in the world for expatriates to live in.

Dubai is ranked as the 67th most expensive city for expats among 211 cities across the globe, having shot up 23 places from 90th in 2013, according to the 2014 Cost of Living Survey released by human resources consultancy, Mercer, on Thursday.

The world’s most expensive cities for expats are both in Africa. Luanda in Angola is ranked first for the second year, followed by N’Djamena in Chad.

Hong Kong occupied the third spot, followed by Singapore, Zurich, Geneva, Tokyo, Bern, Moscow and Shanghai. London and New York were a little far behind at number 12 and 16, respectively.


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