These are the world's 10 most expensive cities for expats

Lamees Altalebi
Wednesday 22 June 2016 14:00
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Hong Kong has been named world’s most expensive city to live in, according to a global consultancy firm.

The Cost of Living report by Mercer showed Asia dominating the top of the list for the highest cost of living.

The list had Luanda, Angola, in second, pushing Zurich, Switzerland to third place.

While, Singapore and Tokyo were in fourth and fifth place.

As for the UK, the survey showed London in 17th place, followed by Aberdeen in 85th, Birmingham came 96th, Glasgow 119th, and Belfast pushed towards the bottom of the list at around 134th.

Mercer’s 22nd annual survey, which included 209 cities, took into account factors including location, clothing, food, household products and transport.

Ilya Bonic, Senior Partner and President of Mercer’s Talent business, said:

Despite technology advances and the rise of a globally connected workforce, deploying expatriate employees remains an increasingly important aspect of a competitive multinational company’s business strategy.

Here are the top 10 priciest cities:

1. Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2. Luanda, Angola

3. Zurich, Switzerland

4. Singapore, Singapore

5. Tokyo, Japan

6. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

7. Shanghai, China

8. Geneva, Switzerland

9. Ndjamena, Chad

10. Beijing, China

And world's least expensive cities:

200. Lusaka, Zambia

201. Gaborone, Botswana

202. Karachi, Pakistan

203. Tunis, Tunisia

204. Minsk, Belarus

205. Johannesburg, South Africa

206. Blantyre, Malawi

207. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

208. Cape Town, South Africa

209. Windhoek, Namibia

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