The 20 Most Expensive Cities To Live In 2014

City living sure is not cheap as this map can tell.

Map on cost of living in the world; red for more expensive cities to green for cheaper cities.

Map on cost of living in the world; red for more expensive cities to green for cheaper cities.

If you’re planning on migrating to another city, have a look at this first. The website, Expatistan.com has compiled a list of the 20 most expensive cities in the world.

It is based on information collected from some 200,000 residents worldwide, taking into account the average prices in 1,600 cities for everyday items such as food, rent and petrol. This site is designed to help expats appreciate the cost of living in their chosen destination.

Here is the result of the 20 most expensive cities:

20. Washington

19. Tokyo – Japan

18. Melbourne – Australia

17. Amsterdam – Netherlands

16. Honolulu – United States

15. Stockholm – Sweden

14. The Hague – Netherlands

13. Brisbane – Australia

12. Hong Kong

11. Sydney – Australia

10. Copenhagen – Denmark

9. San Francisco – United States

8. Paris – France

7. Singapore

6. Lausanne – Switzerland

5. New York – United States

4. Zurich – Switzerland

3. Geneva – Switzerland

2. Oslo – Norway

1. London – United Kingdom

In case anyone is wondering, Kuala Lumpur came in at 140 out of 193, putting us as one of the slightly more affordable city to live in.

Do also check out the Top 10 Best Countries For Expats To Live In.