Discovering the World's
Top 10 Expensive Cities
The weekly rent for a one-
bedroom apartment can range from $450 to $550, and the weekly rent for a two-bedroom apartment starts at around $650.
Paris, the French capital, is
pricey because of its world-class architecture, food, and fashion. Demand for housing and retail space and a lack of options make real estate expensive.
08. San Francisco, California
San Francisco's average home
price rose 10% to $1.5 million in 2022, making rent on the West Coast even more pricey.
07. Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva is home to the world's largest water fountain, the Jet d'Eau, and hundreds of upscale cafés and shops. But it's expensive. Monthly rent, food, and transit costs are roughly $3,500.
The financial center at Lake Zürich's northern shore is noted for its lakeside promenades, high-end shopping, and delicious chocolate. Its average rent for a single person is about $2,000.
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles' high home
prices, even with a population
of 10 million, are due to its
location, high resident taxes, and 9.5% sales tax.
Hong Kong, China
With almost 7 million residents, Hong Kong is pricey due to the competitive housing market and its endless shops, nightlife, and attractions.
Tel Aviv, Israel's largest city,
is entertaining, diversified, and tourist-friendly. Real estate
is expensive, with a one-bedroom apartment renting for $1,725.
02. New York City, New York
High rents and bright lights. New York City's average one-year lease has jumped 3.25 percent, while two-year leases have increased by 5 percent or more, the highest increase in nearly a decade.
Singapore often shares first place with New York. The city has few natural resources and must rely on ports to import water, natural
gas, and electricity.
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