3. Osaka, Japan
3. Osaka, Japan

Monthly rent (2-br, luxury apt.): $3,062

Movie ticket: $23

Fast food hamburger meal: $8.29

Liter of unleaded gasoline: $1.81


Source: Mercer Cost of Living Survey 2012, conducted in 214 cities to help international companies assess the costs of relocating employees abroad. It looks at the cost in U.S. dollars of over 200 everyday items, such as monthly rent for a luxury, 2-bedroom unfurnished apartment, a movie ticket for an international release, a fast-food hamburger meal, and more. All cities are compared to New York City, where average monthly rent is $4,500, coffee is $4 and a liter of gasoline is $1.10.
By Blake Ellis @CNNMoney - Last updated June 20 2012: 5:13 AM ET
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