10 Most Expensive Cities in the World 2019

 

For the first time in the Worldwide Cost of Living 2019 survey’s history, 3 cities share the title of the world’s most expensive city: Singapore, Hong Kong, and Paris.

The top 10 is largely split between Asia and Europe, with Singapore representing the only city in the top ten that has maintained its ranking from the previous year.

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1. Singapore: Although Singapore maintained its ranking from last year, its index on the survey dropped from 116 to 107.

1. Singapore: Although Singapore maintained its ranking from last year, its index on the survey dropped from 116 to 107. (Shutterstock)

2. Paris: The French Capital seems to get more expensive each year. In 2017, Paris was the 7th most expensive city, and in 2018 it moved 5 places to rank 2nd. This year, it ranked first along with Singapore and Hong Kong.

2. Paris: The French Capital seems to get more expensive each year. In 2017, Paris was the 7th most expensive city, and in 2018 it moved 5 places to rank 2nd. This year, it ranked first along with Singapore and Hong Kong. (Shutterstock)

3. Hong Kong: Hong Kong moved up 3 places from last year, and it’s now one of the three most expensive cities in the world.

3. Hong Kong: Hong Kong moved up 3 places from last year, and it’s now one of the three most expensive cities in the world. (Shutterstock)

4. Zurich: The global centre for banking and finance dropped to the fourth place this year.

4. Zurich: The global centre for banking and finance dropped to the fourth place this year. (Shutterstock)

5. Geneva: While Zurich’s ranking dropped this year, this Swiss city went up from the 6th ranking to the 5th this year.

5. Geneva: While Zurich’s ranking dropped this year, this Swiss city went up from the 6th ranking to the 5th this year. (Shutterstock)

6. Osaka: One of the biggest movers up this year was this Japanese city. Although it wasn’t one of the top 10 last year, it shared the same ranking as Geneva.

6. Osaka: One of the biggest movers up this year was this Japanese city. Although it wasn’t one of the top 10 last year, it shared the same ranking as Geneva. (Shutterstock)

7. Seoul: South Korea’s capital ranking dropped one place, and it shares the same ranking as Copenhagen and New York this year.

7. Seoul: South Korea’s capital ranking dropped one place, and it shares the same ranking as Copenhagen and New York this year. (Shutterstock)

8. Copenhagen: Unlike Seoul, the Danish capital moved up one place this year.

8. Copenhagen: Unlike Seoul, the Danish capital moved up one place this year. (Shutterstock)

9. New York: This US city moved up 6 places which made it to the top 10 most expensive cities list this year.

9. New York: This US city moved up 6 places which made it to the top 10 most expensive cities list this year. (Shutterstock)

10. Los Angeles: Another US city who made it to the list this year was the city of angels, Los Angeles which moved up 4 places from last year.

10. Los Angeles: Another US city who made it to the list this year was the city of angels, Los Angeles which moved up 4 places from last year. (Shutterstock)

1. Singapore: Although Singapore maintained its ranking from last year, its index on the survey dropped from 116 to 107.
1. Singapore: Although Singapore maintained its ranking from last year, its index on the survey dropped from 116 to 107. (Shutterstock)
2. Paris: The French Capital seems to get more expensive each year. In 2017, Paris was the 7th most expensive city, and in 2018 it moved 5 places to rank 2nd. This year, it ranked first along with Singapore and Hong Kong.
2. Paris: The French Capital seems to get more expensive each year. In 2017, Paris was the 7th most expensive city, and in 2018 it moved 5 places to rank 2nd. This year, it ranked first along with Singapore and Hong Kong. (Shutterstock)
3. Hong Kong: Hong Kong moved up 3 places from last year, and it’s now one of the three most expensive cities in the world.
3. Hong Kong: Hong Kong moved up 3 places from last year, and it’s now one of the three most expensive cities in the world. (Shutterstock)
4. Zurich: The global centre for banking and finance dropped to the fourth place this year.
4. Zurich: The global centre for banking and finance dropped to the fourth place this year. (Shutterstock)
5. Geneva: While Zurich’s ranking dropped this year, this Swiss city went up from the 6th ranking to the 5th this year.
5. Geneva: While Zurich’s ranking dropped this year, this Swiss city went up from the 6th ranking to the 5th this year. (Shutterstock)
6. Osaka: One of the biggest movers up this year was this Japanese city. Although it wasn’t one of the top 10 last year, it shared the same ranking as Geneva.
6. Osaka: One of the biggest movers up this year was this Japanese city. Although it wasn’t one of the top 10 last year, it shared the same ranking as Geneva. (Shutterstock)
7. Seoul: South Korea’s capital ranking dropped one place, and it shares the same ranking as Copenhagen and New York this year.
7. Seoul: South Korea’s capital ranking dropped one place, and it shares the same ranking as Copenhagen and New York this year. (Shutterstock)
8. Copenhagen: Unlike Seoul, the Danish capital moved up one place this year.
8. Copenhagen: Unlike Seoul, the Danish capital moved up one place this year. (Shutterstock)
9. New York: This US city moved up 6 places which made it to the top 10 most expensive cities list this year.
9. New York: This US city moved up 6 places which made it to the top 10 most expensive cities list this year. (Shutterstock)
10. Los Angeles: Another US city who made it to the list this year was the city of angels, Los Angeles which moved up 4 places from last year.
10. Los Angeles: Another US city who made it to the list this year was the city of angels, Los Angeles which moved up 4 places from last year. (Shutterstock)