Top 20 Most Expensive Cities in The World (Mid 2011, Numbeo.com)

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Based on 38 goods and services, Numbeo.com's cost of living survey for mid 2011 was conducted by more than 13990 independent contributors who entered more than 145600 prices. The most expensive cities (excluding rent) are Stavanger and Oslo in Norway, followed by Zurich and Basel in Switzerland.

Numbeo, created by ex-Google engineer Mladen Adamovic, is an ultra cool data site which lets you compare the cost of living in your city with other cities around the country and the world. - Redferret, the world’s first eclectic tech blog

Based on 38 goods and services, Numbeo.com's cost of living survey for mid 2011 was conducted by more than 13990 independent contributors who entered more than 145600 prices. The most expensive cities (excluding rent) are Stavanger and Oslo in Norway, followed by Zurich and Basel in Switzerland.

In Numbeo's survey, New York is used as the base city for the index and scores 100 points, all cities are compared against New York and currency movements are measured against US Dollar and EURO. Sydney (Australia) scores 131.47 points and is nearly three times as costly as Manila (Philippines) with 46.72 points.

In the beginning of 2011, the most expensive cities (excluding rent) are :

  • Stavanger, Norway (CPI 186.74)
  • Oslo, Norway (166.9)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (164)
  • Basel, Switzerland (158.95)
  • Geneva, Switzerland (154.78)
  • Lausanne, Switzerland (153.1)
  • Perth, Australia (146.58)
  • Lucerne, Switzerland (144.92)
  • Copenhagen, Denmark (141.58)
  • Monaco, Monaco (138.54)
  • Bergen, Norway (137.9)
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands (136)
  • Sydney, Australia (131.47)
  • Dublin, Ireland (129.88)
  • Lugano, Switzerland (129.75)
  • Nice, France (129.55)
  • Tokyo, Japan (127.9)
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands (126.81)
  • Stockholm, Sweden (125.61)
  • Brisbane, Australia (125.14)

For complete current rankings (updated biweekly) please visit Numbeo's http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/rankings_current.jsp.

Numbeo.com is the biggest free Internet database about cost of living and property prices worldwide.

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