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8 December 2011: For the third year running, Oslo is the most expensive location in Europe. Globally, the Norwegian capital has risen from 6th to 2nd place. Oslo is followed by Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland. Despite the value of the Swiss franc falling against major currencies in the aftermath of the Swiss National Bank's move to set a minimum exchange rate against the euro, Swiss locations remain in the top ten most expensive locations globally. TABLE

Despite much turmoil in the eurozone, the euro has strengthened on average against other major currencies over the last year. As a result, locations in the zone have risen in the ranking, while those in the US, for example, and in locations where the currency is pegged to the US dollar, such as Hong Kong, have typically fallen.
 
Within Europe, Turkish locations have fallen furthest in the ranking. The capital Ankara fell 99 places between surveys, a result of a much weakened Turkish lira against major currencies.

Most expensive European cities
Rank 2011
City
Country
1
Oslo Norway
2
Geneva Switzerland
3
Zürich Switzerland
4
Bern Switzerland
5
Stavanger Norway
6
Basel Switzerland
7
Copenhagen Denmark
8
Helsinki Finland
9
Moscow Russia
10
Stockholm Sweden
11
Paris France
12
Gothenburg Sweden
13
Berlin Germany
14
Brussels Belgium
15
Vienna Austria
16
Rome Italy
17
Antwerp Belgium
18
Strasbourg France
19
St. Petersburg Russia
20
Lyon France
21
Munich Germany
22
Luxemburg Luxemburg
23
Marseille France
24
Milan Italy
25
Madrid Spain
26
Athens Greece
27
Dublin Ireland
28
Den Haag Netherlands
29
Amsterdam Netherlands
30
London UK
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