Tips
These Are the 20 Most Expensive Cities In The World
Notorious money-sucking cities like New York and San Francisco make the list, but so do some quite unexpected contenders.
Comments

It's a brand new year, and for many people, that means brand new resolutions — like saving some major money.

In fact, research shows that spending less and saving more is a resolution that has racked up about 15,905,290 searches on Google, up 17 percent from last year, reports NBC News. But it's not always as simple as skipping a restaurant meal here and there. Often, the amount you save or spend is highly dependent on where you live.

A handy new infographic from travel website The Crazy Tourist is here to explain, with details on the costs of living in popular cities around the world, including everyday expenses such as rent, Internet, milk, jeans, movie tickets and beer. To perhaps nobody's surprise, San Francisco (the second most expensive city) and New York (the third most expensive city) made the list. But others were more surprising.

The most expensive city in the world, according to the infographic, is relatively quiet Hamilton, Bermuda, where milk costs $16, Internet costs $140 and rent costs an average of $2,937. Other pricey locales include Geneva, Switzerland (the fourth most expensive city) and Hong Kong (the fifth most expensive city) — both of which are more costly than London or Dubai.

Taking a close look at the locations on this list, it's obvious that transportation of goods plays a role. Bermuda, after all, is a tiny strip of land in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 665 miles from North Carolina, its closest land mass. Other cities on the list such as Honolulu, Reykjavik (in Iceland), and Auckland (in New Zealand) are also remote locations.

However, despite the high costs of rent, restaurants, and even jeans ($113 in Geneva) in these cities, The Crazy Tourist points out that a beer is about $6 anywhere you go, except for Hamilton, where it's $9. Which is good, because, let's be honest: You may need some hops after checking your bank account in these cities.

Is your favorite city one of the world's most expensive? Take a look at the infographic below to find out.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Kelsey Kloss
View Other Articles From Kelsey Kloss
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Do hashtags have a place in formal wedding invitations?
 
Share
The Queen and Prince Philip: A timeline of their 70-year marriage.
 
Share
 
Share
Lady Pamela Hicks describes broken tiaras, lost bouquets, and stowaway pets-just your "normal wedding chaos."
 
Share
Policy turnaround reflects regulators view that virtual currencies can boost financial inclusion
 
Share
The couple’s two-month-old daughter was brought down the aisle in the arms of Serena's mother.
 
Share
Marimel Francisco and her ArteFino team support artisanal communities and promote Philippine-made products.
 
Share
Isabel's, a family-run enterprise, delivers healthy and delicious salads, wraps, and platters to your own home.
Load More Articles
INSTAGRAM
CONNECT WITH US