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Travel Guide The 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World

Travel Guide: The 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World

For those who love luxury and quality, we prepared a travel guide of the 10 most expensive cities in the world for you to visit, or at least dream of

Inflation might be the lowest in decades, but in these cities the price just goes up and with price comes quality, which in these 10 most expensive cities in the world, won’t lack. So if you are a lover of good things, come take a look to this travel guide and get inspired for your next vacation!


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10. Sydney

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So, starting this travel guide, about the most expensive cities in the world, the best way possivel, is this magnificent Australian city, Sydney, which rank is mainly driven by increases in housing and education costs, which have risen by 5.7% and 5%, respectively, between 1995 and 2017, making it one of the most expensive cities to live in.

Sydney is full of life, as it is surrounded by one of the biggest natural harbors of the world. A true must see for not only luxury lovers but also those who love wild life, as the country of this amazing city is full of it.

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9. Tel Aviv

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Located by the beach, this Israel city is the antidote to many preconceptions about the country. With a great warm weather, Tel Aviv is youthful and laid-back, with a casual dress code, liberal attitude and thriving nightlife. As one of the most expensive cities in the world, it has raisen two ranks up since last year.

The city is full of fascinating history, dating back millenians, perfect for a get away with your friends, enjoying the good life. I don’t know about you, but I’m already getting my tourism guide ready to go and explore it!

8. Copenhagen

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Occupying position number 8, in our top 10 most expensive cities in the world countdown, is Copenhagen. This Danish capital is the perfect stop for those who enjoy visiting museums, galleries, shopping districts and Tivoli, and amusement parks. The city is also very well known for it’s amazing architecture, so if you get the chills when you see an unique building, don’t hesitate and go explore this wonder.

Also, if you are looking for a place to live, I’ll just tell you that Copenhagen is one of the most “liveable” cities, or so they say.

7. Seoul

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As it couldn’t go unnoticed, the seventh place in this travel guide belongs to Seoul, capital of South Koreia, and it is one of East Asia’s financial and cultural epicenters, making it one of the worlds most expensive cities in the world.

A fascinating blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge digital technology, home to endless street food vendors and vast nightlife districts, an extraordinarily high-pressure educational system and serene Buddhist temples, a trend-setting youth culture and often crushing conformism, extraordinary architecture and endless monotonous rows of grey apartment buildings, Seoul is a city filled with stark contrasts that will leave you speachless.

6. Geneva

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Next in position for most expensive cities in the world is an amazing city from Switzerland, Geneva, well known, just as the number eight in this travel guide, for being among the most “liveable” cities in the world.

“The city of wealth by stealth” as Robert Morley said in 1978, is slick, cosmopolitan and the people of Switzerland’s second-largest city chatter in almost every language among streets paved by gold.

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5. Oslo

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Oslo is a clear and neat city and it is no wonder it is so highly positioned in this top 10 most expensive cities in the world, as it is filled with luxury and refine.

The capital city really blossoms at the height of summer, when the surrounding forests are lush and green, the fjords bustle with sailboats and the weather is warm enough for shorts and if you want to get your tourism guide ready already, a full festival season, from jazz (August 11 to 16) to chamber music (August 16 to 23).

4. Hong Kong

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No, we aren’t talking about the movie with the gigantic gorila, we’re alking about Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China which is placed forth in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and we understand why. Hong Kong’s mix of feng shui and finance, trams and temples still makes it one of the most fascinating – and safest – cities in the world.

If you want to get your tourism guide ready, we can give you a few hints and tell you that during your stay you’ll probably eat some of the best food you’ve ever tasted, you’ll be dazzled by the stunning harbour and you’ll feel energised by a combination of the urban, the rural and the maritime.

3. Zurich

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Getting to the top 3 most expensive cities in the world we find another city from Switzerland, Zurich.

This small city has been creating a buzz with the transformation of the industrial district of Zurich-West into a vibrant, cultural corner.

To help you out with your tourism guide we can tell you that Zurich is easily explored in a weekend by foot or efficient tramway system, even allowing an escape into the neighbouring verdant hills.

2. Paris

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Known as the city of love, Paris, capital of France, is also on the run for most expensive cities in the world and we know why. Luxury and refinement defines this city, and love fills all the its corners.

If you are getting your tourism guide ready to visit this enchanted city, don’t forget to pass by Covet Paris, a Covet Group showroom that will show you the best mid-century furniture with a contemporary twist that will simply amaze you.

1. Singapore

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And the award for most expensive city in the world goes to a wealthy city state in south-east Asia, Singapore, for the fifth year in a row!

Once a British colonial trading post, today a thriving global financial hub and described as one of Asia’s economic “tigers”, making it one of the most expensive cities to live in. It is also renowned for its conservatism and strict local laws and the country prides itself on its stability and security.

We can only dream of visiting this amazing city, but get sure to comment below if you ever went there or are planning to.

 

If you are wondering which is the most expensive country in the world, once we are talking about expensive cities, we can tell you that Bermudas gets first place, as you would need to spend about $175 a day there!

One can only hope to win the lottery and just visit all these awesome places in this travel guide!


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