Cost of living: World's most expensive & cheapest cities

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Nov 30, 2023

Singapore, Zurich: Most expensive

Singapore and Zurich jointly hold the title of the world's most expensive cities due to high price of groceries, transport & general cost of living

Singapore: Most expensive

Singapore maintained its pole position as the world’s most expensive city for the ninth time in the last eleven years

New York

New York (which tied with Singapore for first place last year) was down to the third place this year

Hong Kong

Hong Kong secures the fifth place, making it the only other Asian city in the top 10


Paris was named the seventh most expensive city in the world

Tel Aviv and Copenhagen

Israel’s Tel Aviv shares 8th place with Denmark’s Copenhagen. However, the survey was conducted before the Oct outbreak of Israel-Hamas conflict

San Francisco

San Francisco rounds off the top 10, highlighting a notable presence of U.S. cities

Indian cities on the list

Indian cities Ahmedabad and Chennai are among the least expensive cities in the world

Damascus: Cheapest city

Damascus in Syria, remains the world’s cheapest city

Cheapest cities to live in

Tehran, Iran, and Tripoli, Libya, are also near the bottom, ranking in 172nd and 171st place respectively