10 most expensive cities

Imagine paying $7,000 a month for a two-bedroom apartment, or $42 for a movie? These are the world's 10 priciest cities, according to a study which helps companies assess the costs of relocating employees abroad.

2. N'Djamena, Chad

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Club sandwich and soda: $26
International daily newspaper: $7.07

Chad's capital is a fairly inexpensive city. But it made Mercer's list for the same reasons that Luanda did -- safe apartments are hard to find, and most of the day-to-day necessities that an expat might want have to be imported.

Source: Mercer 2014 Cost of Living Survey determines costs of living in 211 cities around the world by measuring prices on 200 items. All cities are compared to New York City. Survey responses are collected in March, and all figures are in U.S. dollars.
- Last updated July 10 2014 10:43 AM ET
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