You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

The most and least expensive cities to live in

Photos logoPhotos 21-07-2016

Research website Expatistan has come up with the latest list of the most expensive cities in the world. It has been curated after taking into account the cost of living index of cities: like last year, they have chosen Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, as their base city for comparison and given it a value of 100 (so, if a city is listed as 183, it means it's 83 percent more expensive than Prague). All data is current as of July 19, 2016.

15 most expensive cities:

15. Sydney, Australia: 224

© Boy_Anupong/Moment/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $2,308
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $185
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.00
Monthly ticket public transport: $108
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $37

14. Tokyo, Japan: 226

© ZhangXun/Moment/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $1,997
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $188
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.23
Monthly ticket public transport: $101
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $61

13. Singapore: 231

© Seng chye teo/Moment/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $2,042
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $130
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.61
Monthly ticket public transport: $68
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $46

12. Oslo, Norway: 236

© Yulia-Images/Moment/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $1,790
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $131
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.76
Monthly ticket public transport: $81
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $70

11. Bern, Switzerland: 242

© Luciano Gaudenzio/Corbis Documentary/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $1,931
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $163
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.50
Monthly ticket public transport: $78
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $61

10. Lausanne, Switzerland: 244

© Westend61/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $2,330
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $168
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.58
Monthly ticket public transport: $72
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $69

9. Hong Kong: 245

undefined © Anuchit Kamsongmueang/Getty Images undefined

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $3,152
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $147
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.87
Monthly ticket public transport: $75
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $44

8. Basel, Switzerland: 246

© Richard Fairless/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $1,973
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $227
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.52
Monthly ticket public transport: $78
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $64

7. Washington D.C., USA: 253

© Dennis Flaherty/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $2,019
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $170
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.65
Monthly ticket public transport: $164
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $48

6. London, England: 256

© Dina Alfasi/EyeEm/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $2,770
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $256
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.50
Monthly ticket public transport: $179
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $47

5. New York City, New York, USA: 269

undefined © Sylvain Sonnet/Stone/Getty Images undefined

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $2,844
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $167
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.68
Monthly ticket public transport: $116
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $56

4. San Francisco, California, USA: 272

© Marcio Jose Sanchez

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $3,464
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $148
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.88
Monthly ticket public transport: $91
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $52

3. Geneva, Switzerland: 276

© Luxiangjian4711/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $3,050
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $195
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.52
Monthly ticket public transport: $72
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $71

2. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands: 282

© David Rogers/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $1,719
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $465
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.36
Monthly ticket public transport: $138
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $76

1. Zurich, Switzerland: 286

© Doug Pearson/AWL Images/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $2,517
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $145
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.55
Monthly ticket public transport: $90
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $78

Next, we look at the 15 least expensive cities.

15. Iasi, Romania: 74

© Walter Bibikow/AWL Images/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $292
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $117
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.35
Monthly ticket public transport: $21
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $15

14. Timisoara, Romania: 74

© Danita Delimont/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $292
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $71
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.30
Monthly ticket public transport: $18
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $18

13. Colombo, Sri Lanka: 74

© Surangaw/Moment/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $447
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $62
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.82
Monthly ticket public transport: $12
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $14

12. Tirana, Albania: 73

© Walter Bibikow/AWL Images/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $237
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $69
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.40
Monthly ticket public transport: $11
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $16

11. Tunis, Tunisia: 70

© Giulia Fiori Photography/Moment Open/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $333
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $39
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.71
Monthly ticket public transport: $19
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $20

10. Tbilisi, Georgia: 69

© Jose Fuste Raga/Corbis Documentary/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $371
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $57
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.87
Monthly ticket public transport: $15
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $18

9. Ahmedabad, India: 69

© Ashish Shah/Moment/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $210
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $61
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.00
Monthly ticket public transport: $10
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $17

8. Baku, Azerbaijan: 69

© Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $354
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $60
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.49
Monthly ticket public transport: $11
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $22

7. Almaty, Kazakhstan: 68

© Jane Sweeney/AWL Images/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $365
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $63
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.38
Monthly ticket public transport: $16
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $19

6. Madras, India: 65

© Ashok Sinha/The Image Bank/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $269
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $50
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.98
Monthly ticket public transport: $13
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $17

5. Kiev, Ukraine: 64

© SVPhilon/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $344
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $46
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.86
Monthly ticket public transport: $13
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $12

4. Pune, India: 61

© Gaurav Wable/EyeEm/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $232
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $29
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.01
Monthly ticket public transport: $14
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $13

3. Minsk, Belarus: 61

© De Agostini /W. Buss/De Agostini Picture Library/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $382
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $29
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.59
Monthly ticket public transport: $12
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $21

2. Hyderabad, India: 61

© Uniquely India/Photosindia/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $212
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $37
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $1.06
Monthly ticket public transport: $14
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $16

1. Chişinău, Moldova: 55

© Verve23/iStock/Getty Images

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area: $293
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: $77
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas: $0.91
Monthly ticket public transport: $10 Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub: $14

Click here to view the entire list.

ALSO SEE (PHOTOS): These countries will rule the world in 2030

You won't believe which countries will rule the world in 2030 You won't believe which countries will rule the world in 2030


image beaconimage beaconimage beacon