The 100 Most Expensive Cities in the World to Live and Work

Do you want to work outside Brazil? Check out Mercer's survey comparing the cost of living for expatriates worldwide, based on US dollar equivalents.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Do you dream of having an international career and living outside Brazil? According to Mercer's 26th Annual Cost of Living Survey, Hong Kong is the world's most expensive city for expatriates.

The city remains top of the list, but the city of Asgabate, Turkmenistan, climbed from seventh to second place between 2019 and 2020. Tokyo and Zurich remain in third and fourth place.

The survey aims to help companies and governments determine wage strategies for professionals leaving their home countries. New York, which ranks 6th, is used as a basis for comparison and currency . . .

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