The 20 most expensive cities in the world to live in revealed (and it’s Bermuda and Switzerland where you need the deepest pockets to survive)
- The study ranked cities around the world based on the cost of living in them
- Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, was found to be the most expensive place
- Six of most expensive cities in the top 10 are in Switzerland, including Zurich
The world’s most expensive city to live in has been revealed, and it’s not the tourist hot spots of London or New York.
New research has revealed that Hamilton, the capital of the tiny Atlantic island of Bermuda, is the most costly in the world to live in – for the fourth year in a row.
The study found that Hamilton has the highest prices for living costs such as transport, food and utilities. It is also ranked as having the most expensive restaurants in the world.
New research has revealed that Hamilton, pictured, the capital of the tiny Atlantic island of Bermuda, is the most costly in the world to live in
The Bermudan capital is one of the smallest cities in the world and attracts both residents and tourists thanks to its status as a tax haven and having spectacular scenery.
The research was released in Numbeo’s mid-year Cost of Living Index, which ranks cities using New York City as standard.
Following Bermuda are five cities in Switzerland – Zurich, Basel, Lausanne, Bern and Geneva.
The Icelandic capital Reykjavik is seventh in the ranking followed by Lugano in Switzerland.
Following Bermuda are five cities in Switzerland – Zurich (pictured), Basel, Lausanne, Bern and Geneva
THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES TO LIVE IN
1. Hamilton, Bermuda
2. Zurich, Switzerland
3. Basel, Switzerland
4. Lausanne, Switzerland
5. Bern, Switzerland
6. Geneva, Switzerland
7. Reykjavik, Iceland
8. Lugano, Switzerland
9. Stavanger, Norway
10. Oslo, Norway
11. Bergen, Norway
12. New York, United States
13. Trondheim, Norway
14. San Francisco, United States
15. Honolulu, United States
16. Anchorage, United States
17. Brooklyn, United States
18. Washington DC, United States
19. Santa Rosa, United States
20. Copenhagen, Denmark
Source: Numbeo’s mid-year cost of living index
The top ten is rounded off by the Norwegian cities of Stavanger and Oslo.
The first US city on the list is New York City and coming in the top ten are San Francisco (14th), Honolulu (15th), Anchorage (16th), Brooklyn (17th), Washington DC (18th) and Santa Rosa in California (19th).
Surprisingly there were no British or Australian cities in the top 20. The highest ranked in the UK is London in 34th place and in Australia it is Sydney in 40th place.
At the other end of the rankings, Thiruvananthapuram in India was found to be the least expensive with fellow Indian cities Vadodara, Kochi, Visakhapatnam and Navi Mumbai also at the bottom of the rankings.