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.

9. Moscow

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2 bedroom apt.: $4,700
Milk (per liter): $6.81
Daily international newspaper: $8.52

Big oil money and high inflation make the Russian capital a very costly city for Americans. A liter of milk goes for nearly $7, compared to an average price of $1.19 in New York City, a notoriously expensive city in its own right.

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.
  @CNNMoney - Last updated July 10 2014 10:43 AM ET

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