According to Numbeo, the most expensive city at the beginning of 2020 is Zurich in Switzerland. Other cities in Switzerland get spots no. 2-5 of the most expensive cities in Numbeo’s list: Basel, Lausanne, Geneva, Bern.
Three cities in Norway are on the spots no. 6-8: Stavanger, Oslo, Trondheim.
New York in the United States is ranked 11th, while San Francisco 12th (out of 440 cities in the world).
Tokyo, ranked globally 18th (out of 440 cities), is the most expensive city in Asia.
Cities in Africa are all in the bottom half of the list, with the most expensive ranked city being Pretoria in South Africa on the spot no. 252.
This semiannual publication is released twice per year – in January and in July each year by using a snapshot of current indices on the day of the release.
Numbeo is a market leader in comparing the cost of living worldwide, according to Internet traffic estimators, such as Similarweb or Alexa.
You can access the rankings here.