8 Most Expensive Cities in the World


Living in today’s life is not a cheap business. Cities have evolved and exploded into huge mega centers that are financially supporting themselves outside of their own governments. For people who move for work, the cost of living is something that is taken very seriously when looking at potential new homes.

If you’re looking for an affordable lifestyle with sensible cost of living expenses, these cities are not the place you should look at first. The cities on this list are maybe better as holiday locations, rather than your new home. It’s quite certain that these expensive cities are also some of the most beautiful places in the world. But be careful, even coming to these cities as a tourist might empty your bank quite quickly.

Oslo, Norway

As the capital of one of the most expensive countries in the world, there is no doubt that Oslo has to be on this list. If you want to go on a date to the movies in Oslo, it will cost you a few bucks. At around $18.76 per ticket and $14.10 for a beer, your evening is just getting more expensive.

It also appears as one of the top 5 greenest cities in the world, which is unsurprising given its substantial wealth. The local council has developed a sustainable development program that protects all natural areas around the city, keeping building plans to a minimum and also reducing traffic into the city by imposing a toll ring around Oslo.

Going to the grocery store is also not a walk in the park for the average Joe. Basic necessities such as eggs will cost around $9 and a can of soda is around $3.50. Oslo hits the top of the list on many sites for having most expensive beer in the world, which means if you are not rich then nightlife in the city could be a little dull.


If you are looking for something to do on a budget, it’s suggested that you keep away from the touristy hot spots and head for the woods. Literally.

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