According to a study of US financial companies, the most expensive cities to live aliens were two African cities.
Rating of the most expensive cities was based on a comparative analysis of 211 of the most expensive cities in the world. We considered criteria such as cost of housing, food, entertainment, etc. As a reference was chosen New York.
The list of most expensive cities in Luanda headed. It should be noted that the capital of Angola, has become the most expensive city for foreigners the second consecutive year.
In second place in the ranking of most expensive cities are Ndjamena (Chad). Such a high cost of living for foreigners in African cities is explained by the need to import most goods from overseas. The fact that the quality of local products in the most expensive city is rather low. Also, find safe housing that would meet the high western standards, very difficult. The cost of rent decent housing in these countries is quite high.
In third place in the ranking of most expensive cities were Hong Kong, the fourth — Singapore. Swiss Zurich climbed three places over the past year. Now he closes the top five most expensive cities to live aliens.
The sixth and eighth most expensive city got two other Swiss cities — Geneva and Bern, respectively. These cities are considered expensive for foreigners, primarily because of the high cost of rental housing.
On the seventh most expensive cities — Tokyo. The capital of Japan for the year has lost four positions.
Moscow is in the ranking of most expensive cities — 9th place, and St. Petersburg — 35 line. Compared to last year the Russian capital have become more accessible due to the depreciation of the ruble against the dollar.
It is worth noting that in 10th place among the most expensive cities for foreigners was recognized Chinese Shanghai (10th place). The study found that Luanda is three times more expensive city to live foreigners than Karachi.