RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a report by Mercer's 2011 Cost of Living survey, Luanda in Angola is the world's most expensive city for expatriates, for the second year in a row. While I am not a lifetime expat (yet), this surprised me as my recent awareness of the city, followed by some quick research, painted a different picture of civil war and poverty. The top place winners were: Luanda, Angola (1st), Tokyo, Japan (2nd), N'Djamena, Chad (3rd), Moscow, Russia (4th), Geneva, Switzerland (5th).
Maybe it's my own background and skewed education, but Tokyo . . .