Tokyo is the second most expensive city in the world for expatriate living, according to a new survey. The Mercer 2011 Cost of Living Survey showed that Japan was home to two of the 10 priciest cities in the world, with Osaka (6th) joining Tokyo. Nagoya ranked 11th. Joining them at the head of the list were Singapore (8th) and Hong Kong (9th). Beijing was the most expensive Chinese city, ranking 20th overall, while the Indian capital New Delhi was 85th. Elsewhere in Asia Pacific, Sydney was 14th, Jakarta 69th, Bangkok 88th, Kuala Lumpur 104th and Hanoi 136th. Karachi was the 214th and least expensive city.
Most Asian cities have moved up in the ranking as availability for expatriate accommodation prices is limited and demand is high.Nathalie Constantin-M