Many of the world’s most popular expat cities are also the most expensive, with Hong Kong taking the top spot according to the annual Cost of Living Survey published by international consultancy firm Mercer.
Five of the 10 most expensive cities for expats are in Asia.
Kinshasa ranked sixth, with Shanghai, Geneva, N'Djamena and Beijing completing the top 10.
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Top ten most expensive cities for expats
- Hong Kong
According to the survey, the world's least expensive cities for expats are Windhoek in Namibia, Cape Town, and Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan.
Now in its 22nd year, the Mercer Cost of Living Survey covers 209 cities across five continents and is designed to help major employers work out living costs for their expatriate workers by looking at the price of more than 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food, clothing and entertainment.