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 bedroom apt.: $6,600 per month
Pair of blue jeans: $242.81
Club sandwich and soda: $18.95
Luanda is the most expensive city in the world for Americans for the second year in a row. Living safely in a country overrun by civil war for nearly 30 years comes at a steep price. Americans want apartments with features like gated entrances in pricey neighborhoods near international schools, says Ed Hannibal, partner at Mercer.
The good news is that gas is just $0.61 per liter, and the price is dropping.