In a recently developed ECA International Japan dominates the list of the ten most expensive cities in the world. Listed, in addition to Tokyo, are the cities of Nagoya (No. 3), Yokohama (No. 5) and Kobe (9).Brought to you by the best travel blog.
N. 1: Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, although the index of consumer prices in the territory has been falling since 2009, according to data from Statistics Bureau of Japan, the city remains the most expensive. ECA International (although accommodation costs are not included in this investigation), estimates that the average monthly rent for an apartment with two bedrooms in Tokyo in September stood at $ 4,352.
N. 2: Oslo, Norway
Norway‘s capital, is home to the Oslo Stock Exchange. An important center for commerce, navigation, and finance.
Oslo for many years has ranked among the most expensive cities in the world, which is not surprising if a quick lunch costs about $ 45 and a dozen eggs $ 8.50.
N. 3: Nagoya, Japan
Nagoya, as reported by the U.S. Commercial Service, is one of the first industrial and technological centres of Japan. Also well-known for its high quality of life and business at competitive prices. Nagoya, unlike the other major Japanese cities was not significantly affected by the global economic downturn, and thus has maintained its growth.
N. 4: Stavanger, Norway
Stavanger, before 1960, was a fishing community. It became a great city of Norway, after the discovery of oil in the North Sea. Today Norway is a major exporter of oil, and the greatest oil company, Statoil, is located in the region of Stavanger. Stavanger is often called the “oil capital of Norway,” the opportunities it offers have attracted many workers from other lands.
N. 5: Yokohama, Japan
Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city after Tokyo, is easily reached by train from the capital. The port city is home to over 300 IT companies, and has a platform for growth in biotechnology. Yokohama has nine very important businesses, exporting many cars and auto parts.
N. 6: Zurich, Switzerland
The financial sector is an important part of Zurich. The city is home to the Swiss Stock Exchange and companies like Credit Suisse and Swiss Re. Mercer (the leading global provider of consulting in Investment in Human Resources and Consulting) in 2010 referred to Zurich as the world’s second best city for quality of life.
Unfortunately, not always a high standard is also economic: Zurich, is among the ten most expensive cities in the world, and jumped from No. 10 last year, to No. 6 in 2011.
N. 7: Luanda, Angola
Luanda, ECA International’s ranking in 2009 was named as the most expensive city in the world. Last year it dropped to third place due to the depreciation of the kwanza, and this year it has slipped to No. 7.
Luanda, although it has a high poverty rate, remains one of the most expensive cities. Workers from abroad, find it very difficult to maintain living standards comparable to those of their countries of origin.
N. 8: Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva is a truly global city and the home of many international organizations like the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Geneva, has major areas of banking, government, technology, which attract many professionals, as well as tourists. Mercer in 2010, included it in third place among the best city in the world for quality of life.
N. 9: Kobe, Japan
Kobe is one of the busiest ports in Japan. It has a production of household appliances, food, and transportation.
The city offers many types of cuisine, although it is best known for its Kobe beef, expensive and high quality.
N. 10: Berne, Switzerland
Berne, the capital of Switzerland, is the center of the Swiss Government, industry and mechanical industry of precision, as well as a center of production of watches (brand such as Rolex, Longines, Swatch, Rado), and technology used in the field and medical informatics.