Music Ranking 2013

Ranking of the Most Expensive Cities for Expatriate Employees

This is a ranking of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriate employees (not residents), according to cost-of-living surveys conducted by Mercer, Economic Intelligence Unit and ECA International.
Various factors are taken into account regarding the cost-of-living for expatriate employees, such as monetary value, consumer evidence, investment, interest rates, exchange rates of the country’s currency, and housing costs. This list does not account for cost-of-living savings available to local citizens through government subsidized housing, health care, education, differences in taxation, and many other factors not related to expatriates. Cost of living may be much higher for expatriates than for local residents in a developing company, especially if expatriates expect a standard of living similar to a developed country.
Here is the ranking of the most expensive cities in the world for expatriate employees, ranked from the most expensive to the least expensive:
1. Tokyo (Japan) ? Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area in the world.
2. Osaka (Japan) ? Osaka is a city in the Kansai region of Japan’s main island of Honshu, and the capital city of Osaka Prefecture.
3. Sydney (Australia) ? Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. It is on Australia’s south-east coast, on the Tasman Sea.
4. Oslo (Norway) ? Oslo is the capital and most populous city in Norway. Oslo is a county and municipality. 5. Melbourne (Australia) ? Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia.
6. Singapore (Singapore) ? Singapore is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.
7. Zurich (Switzerland) ? Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich.
8. Paris (France) ? Paris is the capital and most populous city or France. It is situated on the River Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the IIe-de-France region.
9. Caracas (Venezuela) ? Caracas is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. Caracas is located in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range.
10. Geneva (Switzerland) ? Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zurich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

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