The most expensive city for tourists
In its annual review of the company amounted to Mercer ranking of cities by cost of living for foreigners.
Have you ever thought about how much goods and services you can get for their salaries in other cities around the world? HR-company Mercer conducted a study reported vestifinance, in which cities to foreigners will have to spend the most money.
Below we present the top 10 most expensive cities for foreigners.
1. Luanda, Angola
Luanda - capital of Angola, the largest political, cultural, financial and industrial center of the state.
The political situation in the region remains unstable, which prevents the rapid development of Angolan cities, including Luanda.
It is not the first time becomes Luanda most expensive city for foreigners.
As a result of the long civil war in the country is seriously affected infrastructure.
Since then, the country is seeking to regain its role as one of the world's major exporters of oil and diamonds.
Most of the country's population lives below the poverty line, while the rest of the population pays a huge price for goods and services.
Foreigners should not rely on the fact that you have to pay $ 6 065.67 a month just for the rental property with two bedrooms unfurnished.
2. Hong Kong
The economy is based on the territory of the free market, low taxation and state interference in the economy.
Hong Kong has a small amount of arable land and scarce natural resources, so forced to import most of food and feed products. Hong Kong has become the most expensive city for foreigners in Asia. Currency is pegged to the US dollar, which leads to an increase in the rental cost of housing.
A cup of coffee costs about $ 7, 88.
3. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo - capital of Japan, its administrative, financial, cultural, commercial and political center.
The largest city economy in the world.
Tokyo is considered a major international center. However, the number of foreigners working and living in the metropolis, is low.
This year, the capital of Japan rose from 5th place to 3rd in the ranking, which is associated with an increase in value of the yen.
4. Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich - a city in the northeast of Switzerland. The capital of the German-speaking canton of Zurich and the administrative center of the district.
The largest financial center of Switzerland: the location of the headquarters of insurance companies and banks, including international UBS and Credit Suisse, the Swiss Stock Exchange and one of the headquarters of the central bank of Switzerland.
Major research center: university and higher technical school.
Zurich, a global banking and financial center, has become the most expensive city in Europe and the fourth most expensive city for foreigners in the world.
Singapore - the city-state located on an island in Southeast Asia.
Singapore - a highly developed country with market economy and low taxation where the important role played by transnational corporations.
The economy depends heavily on exports, particularly in consumer electronics, information technology, pharmaceuticals. Singapore - the largest trading power in the region. Prices in Singapore, compared with other countries declined slightly. Compared with the 2016 Singapore ranking from 4th place down to 5th.
6. Seoul, , South Korea
Seoul - the capital of the Republic of Korea. The main political, economic and cultural center of the Republic of Korea. One of the leading financial centers of Asia.
Here are located corporate headquarters of Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Kia and SK. about 20 thousand. companies operating in Seoul.
Although Seoul takes only 0, 6% of the territory of the Republic of Korea, the city produces 21% of GDP. Main industries: trade, engineering, telecommunications, electronics, and construction.
When in 2016 the Seoul held in the ranking only 15th place, but this year the city has risen to 6th place among the most expensive cities for foreigners.
7. Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva - a city in the south-west of Switzerland. The capital of the French-speaking canton of the same name and the administrative center of the homonymous municipality.
In the city the headquarters of numerous international organizations, including the UN European branch of the Red Cross, the WTO, WHO.
Geneva is also the world's financial center. Located near the Large Hadron Collider.
Geneva has become the second most expensive city in Switzerland and one of the 10 most expensive in the world.
8. Shanghai, China
Shanghai - the largest city in China and the world by population.
Shanghai - a financial and commercial center of China. Like many other regions of China, Shanghai is undergoing a building boom. Shanghai's modern architecture is distinguished by its unique style, such as the upper floors of tall buildings, busy restaurants, is shaped like a flying saucer.
One of the characters is a skyscraper in Shanghai Shanghai World Financial Center.
Shanghai, like other Chinese cities, lost ground in the rankings this year, due to the weakening of the yuan against the US dollar.
9. New York, USA.
New York City - the largest city in the US, part of one of the largest agglomerations in the world.
New York - the most important global financial, political, economic and cultural center.
New York - the most important of the United States and the world economic center. New York, along with London and Tokyo, as one of the three major centers of the world economy.
New York became the most expensive city for foreigners in the United States. The cost of renting an unfurnished property here is $ 5058 per month.
10. Bern, Switzerland
Bern - the city of federal significance, the actual capital of Switzerland.
Bern is the political center of Switzerland, which houses the government, parliament and the central bank.
Location of the headquarters of the Universal Postal Union and the Swiss railways.