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The most expensive and
richest cities in the world

A report by UBS

15 September 2012: Oslo, Zurich and Tokyo are the most expensive cities in the most recent UBS survey.American cities have moved up the table mainly due to the rise of the US dollar compared to other currencies, in particular the euro. However, the measures taken by the US Federal Reserve in September 2012 may reverse the rise of US cities in the tables of most expensive cities.

The most expensive cities in the world
Rank 2012
Rank 2011
Cities
1
1
Oslo
2
2
Zurich
3
5
Tokyo
4
3
Geneva
5
4
Copenhagen
6
14
New York City
7
13
Luxembourg
8
5
Stockholm
9
47
Caracas
10
15
London
11
8
Helsinki
12
18
Frankfurt
13
16
Munich
14
12
Paris
15
7
Sydney
16
17
Montreal
17
11
Vienna
18
34
Milan
19
22
Rome
20
36
Chicago
21
23
Lyon
22
27
Dubai
23
29
Amsterdam
24
41
Miami
25
24
Auckland
26
20
Dublin
27
31
Los Angeles
28
21
Brussels
29
32
Tel Aviv
30
25
Barcelona
31
9
Toronto
32
37
Hong Kong
33
27
Berlin
34
28
Istanbul
35
30
Madrid
36
55
Doha
37
35
Seoul
38
39
Lisbon
39
38
Athens
40
42
Moscow
41
40
Nicosia
42
44
Taipei
43
50
Ljubljana
44
19
Sao Paulo
45
26
Rio de Janeiro
46
58
Beijing
47
56
Tallinn
48
48
Budapest
49
49
Shanghai
50
45
Bangkok
51
68
Buenosw Aires
52
53
Riga
53
52
Prague
54
62
Manama
55
54
Bratislava
56
51
Jakarta
57
46
Warsaw
58
61
Kiev
59
57
Bogota
60
59
Santiago de Chile
61
43
Johannesburg
62
67
Kuala Lumpur
63
64
Mexico City
64
60
Vilnius
65
65
Lima
66
70
Nairobi
67
69
Cairo
68
63
Sofia
69
72
Manila
70
66
Bucharest
71
73
Mumbai
72
71
Delhi

UBS survey: Introduction | The most expensive cities | The richest cities (personal earnings) | Richest cities (purchasing power) | The iPod index |



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