Top 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World

Ask any traveler what is on their mind when they travel to a new city, the first response that they will have is money. After all, without money, no one will be able to travel. So the question arises as to how much can one spend in a city. Value for money is the name of the game. Everybody is on the lookout for a good deal. But, in some cities, the cost or average cost per day is so high, that it can make one think twice about going there. The only reason that people go to these places despite the cost is for the experiences that they will have there. Where might these cities be and what could the cost be? Well, let us find out.

Singapore city, Singapore singapore

While technically it is a city-state, it does qualify as a city. Out of all the cities in the world, Singapore is the one that holds the first spot. But why do people flock to this city? It is because of the sheer number of must-visit destinations that it has. And another reason is the variety that is present in these destinations. Whether it is the natural beauty of the Singapore Botanic Gardens or the otherworldly feel that one gets in the Universal Studios, Singapore has something to offer for everyone. And perhaps it is reasons like this that make it such an attractive place for many. It must be noted that it is the most expensive due to the cost of essential items.

Average cost per day/person: 105-110 USD

Paris, France


For many, this is the city that is synonymous with travel. The romantic capital of the world is also one of the most expensive. A major hub of arts and culture, Paris has to be seen to be believed. It is also a dream destination for anyone who is even remotely interested in architecture. The cost is high, but the places that you will visit in Paris are sure to make up for it. Every year you can see people thronging the French city to get a glimpse of the magic that is Paris. And if you are willing to spend a little, you can experience it as well.

Average Cost Per day/person: 190-200 USD

Zurich, Switzerland


This city’s cost can be split into two categories, and they would be household expenses and travel expenses. While the former is among the highest in the world, the latter is not as bad. So, if you are travelling to Zurich, you should be fine, but if you plan to live there, you are bound to have second thoughts. But for those who decide to visit the city, it has plenty to offer. Despite being an economic hub of Switzerland, it has still managed to retain its old-world charm. Walk down the street, and you may feel like you have been transported to another era.

Average cost per day/person: 180-190 USD

Hong Kong

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An autonomous territory, Hong Kong has forged a name for itself in a myriad of ways. One of them would be their cost of living. Despite being densely populated, it has still carved out a place for itself in the hearts of travelers. This could be due to the spirit of the city that is something to behold. In terms of general shopping, it is arguably among the most expensive all around. The city is of particular interest to those who like tall buildings as it has the most number of skyscrapers in the world.

Average cost per day/person: 130-140 USD

Oslo, Norway


The capital city of Norway is among the very best when it comes to quality of life. In some ways, this makes up for the high cost of living. What is impressive is that Oslo is a great place for those looking to travel and for those who are looking for a city to live in. Household items are priced quite highly, so it is better than you budget accordingly. For travelers, you will be enthralled by the museums and opera house. This is just a small bit of what the city has to offer.

Average cost per day/person: 130-140 USD

Geneva, Switzerland


It is the second appearance for Switzerland on this list as it is the second biggest city that makes it. It also holds a position of importance as the center of diplomacy for the entire world. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned traveler, this city will never bore you. There is a reason why two Swiss cities appear here, and it is because of how much they have to offer for anybody.

Average cost per day/person: 160-170 USD

Seoul, South Korea


The capital of South Korea is a city that has a little of everything. You have warm climates in the summer as well having snow in the winter. It is this contrast that makes the city a fascinating choice for anyone. Seoul has been able to meld the modern with the traditional and let one overtake the other. What you will get are the facilities of a modern metropolis combined with the charm and warmth of a more traditional time.

Average cost per day/person: 90-100 USD

Copenhagen, Denmark


The Danish capital is a city that is steeped in history. It has also been at the forefront of developing arts and culture. As far as costs are concerned, personal cost is relatively high, and they will make you feel the pinch in your pocket. But if you want a slice of history coupled with beauty, Copenhagen is the place for you.

Average cost per day/person: 110-120 USD

Tel Aviv, Israel

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For anyone looking for exciting nightlife, Tel Aviv should be high on your list. It is an essential for those with interest in history as well. It was not always this expensive as the rise in costs has happened only recently. Tel Aviv is one of the most visited cities in the world and maybe you will visit it too, despite the high costs.

Average cost per day/person: 110-120 USD

Sydney, Australia


The growth of Sydney into what it is today is nothing short of remarkable. It is a leading city when it comes to quality of life. And though this is reflected in its costs, people are more than willing to pay them. One reason for this is the weather. When many regions are facing their coldest parts of the year, Sydney and Australia are warm and welcoming.

Average cost per day/person: 130-140 USD

So, you think you have the money? Then what’s stopping you? After all, you have one life. Go out and explore!

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