2021 World's Most Expensive Cities to live in

Lethe200

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These are the world’s most expensive cities in 2021
By CNN.COM: December 1, 2021
(excerpted; full article at: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/world-most-expensive-cities-2021/index.html)

World’s most expensive cities to live 2021
1. Tel Aviv, Israel
2. (tie) Paris, France
2. (tie) Singapore
4. Zurich, Switzerland
5. Hong Kong
6. New York City, New York
7. Geneva, Switzerland
8. Copenhagen, Denmark
9. Los Angeles, California
10. Osaka, Japan
11. Oslo, Norway
12. Seoul, South Korea
13. Tokyo, Japan
14. (tie) Vienna, Austria
14. (tie) Sydney, Australia
16. Melbourne, Australia
17. (tie) Helsinki, Finland
17. (tie) London, UK
19. (tie) Dublin, Ireland
19. (tie) Frankfurt, Germany
19. (tie) Shanghai, China

Supply-chain blockages and changing consumer demand have pushed up the cost of living in many of our biggest cities, according to new research published Wednesday, and inflation is the fastest recorded over the past five years.

One city has been experiencing more rapid change than most, jumping from fifth place to first in this year’s Worldwide Cost of Living index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The Israeli city of Tel Aviv topped the rankings for the first time, overtaking last year’s leader Paris, which is now tied in second place with Singapore. The EIU attributes Tel Aviv’s sharp rise on the index to increases to grocery and transport prices and the strength of the Israeli shekel against the US dollar.

Everyday goods and services
The 2021 Worldwide Cost of Living index tracks the cost of living across 173 global cities — 40 more than last year — and compares the price of more than 200 everyday products and services. Data for the survey, which has been carried out for more than three decades, is gathered by EIU’s global team of researchers each March and September.
 

Aunt Bea

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Near Mount Pilot
I'm content to live in one of the most affordable cities in the United States.

https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/cheapest-places-to-live
 

Mike

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Location
London
I am surprised that London is near the bottom of that list!

Rents alone here are so high, that normal people cannot
afford to rent, unless they get out of the city, but if they
that, then they need to commute to work by train and the
train fares are up there with housing rents.

Mike.
 

hollydolly

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Location
London England
I am surprised that London is near the bottom of that list!

Rents alone here are so high, that normal people cannot
afford to rent, unless they get out of the city, but if they
that, then they need to commute to work by train and the
train fares are up there with housing rents.

Mike.
..but even in the burbs its massively expensive. Here just 20 miles from the city centre.. in the rural shires, housing is very expensive, not much below London prices.. and in some cases more
 

Mike

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Location
London
..but even in the burbs its massively expensive. Here just 20 miles from the city centre.. in the rural shires, housing is very expensive, not much below London prices.. and in some cases more
I don't mean out as far as where you are, Hollydolly, just inside
the M25 ring, it is cheaper in places like Kenley or Barnet than in
Balham or Camden, but the train fare is about £11 per day, that
is another £55 per week or £220 per Month, on top of rent.

Mike.
 

hollydolly

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Location
London England
I don't mean out as far as where you are, Hollydolly, just inside
the M25 ring, it is cheaper in places like Kenley or Barnet than in
Balham or Camden, but the train fare is about £11 per day, that
is another £55 per week or £220 per Month, on top of rent.

Mike.
yep £15 per day currently from here into the city ..
 

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