- Economics March 4
If you have unlimited amounts of cash falling out of your pockets, Singapore is the place to be. The Economist Intelligence Unit released its twice yearly "Worldwide Cost of Living" survey today and named the Asian metropolis as the world's most expensive city of 2014. The study uses a combination of data, including food, utilities, alcohol, and education costs in crafting its 131-city list.
Singapore, which usurped Tokyo from the top spot, earned the title due to its rising alcohol and transportation costs. A bottle of wine costs $25 in Singapore — that's more than double what it costs in Tokyo. The EIU blames a weaker yen for Tokyo's dip in the rankings. Paris, Oslo, Zurich, and Sydney round out the top five, with no American city ranking in the top 10. On the other end of the spectrum, Mumbai was named the world's cheapest city.- - Jordan Valinsky
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