The world’s most expensive cities revealed

If you're looking to save cash on your next city break, don't book a trip to one of these eye-wateringly expensive cities.

In a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the world’s most expensive cities have been named.

Paris sits alongside two of Asia’s glitziest destinations – Hong Kong and Singapore – in joint first place as the world’s most expensive cities. The survey examined the average cost of more than 150 items, including food, drink, transport and rent, across 133 different cities.

It found that a kilogram of bread costs $5.66 in Paris, while in the cheapest cities – such as Damascus, Almaty and Bangalore – it’ll set you back less than $2.

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Two Swiss cities also featured in the 10 most expensive list – buying bread in Geneva and Zurich will both set you back well above $5 – and favourite city break in the USA, New York, came in joint seventh, alongside Seoul and Copenhagen.

Below is the full list of the world’s most expensive cities.

1. Singapore

1. Paris, France

1. Hong Kong, China

4. Zurich, Switzerland

5. Geneva, Switzerland

5. Osaka, Japan

7. Seoul, South Korea

7. Copenhagen, Denmark

7. New York, USA

10. Tel Aviv, Israel

10. Los Angeles, USA

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