The most expensive cities in the world

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You would like to travel the whole world, but most of the time you don’t have enough money. To make sure that you take enough with you to big cities, the most expensive places in the world are listed on here. So you know which cities you have to be aware of.

A trip is always something special – no matter if it is within the country or a completely different continent. If you choose a place from this list as an extravagant destination, you should be  financially prepared.


Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, an inland state in Central Asia, is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Attractions such as the Gate of Hell (a burning crater on a collapsed gas field that has been burning continuously for almost 40 years) and the Karakum Desert can be admired here. Besides, the Arc of Neutrality is located there. However, the trip to Turkmenistan must be fully planned, because the visa for tourists is only valid for five days.


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Hong Kong

One of the many expensive Asian metropolises in this list is Hong Kong. This large cosmopolitan city has over seven million citizens. The rents, food and leisure activities are quite expensive, but if you find loopholes, you can manage to live reasonably cheap.

Hong Kong is known for its modern shopping centers, as well as old villages, an incredible skyline at night and various restaurants.


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This southeast asian city has a lot to offer. An absolute must-see is the Marina Bay Sands, which was built just in 2010. This 191 meter building with 55 floors not only holds a mall, there is also a casino, nightclubs, a hotel and so much more. What makes the metropolis so expensive are the general needs of housing but also food from other countries and general leisure activities.


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New York

The Big Apple – supply and demand are extremely high in this global city, which is reflected in the price list. But even though this city is laid rather expensive, there are enough bargains that can relieve you financially. It’s hard to imagine, but there are quite a few things that are free; for example, museum visits, canoeing on the East River and free city tours given by locals!


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In the 16th century, the economy was very boosted – which is also the reason why the city very quickly became the financial center of the country. In this metropolis, you have to dig a little deeper into your pocket. But at least Zurich has an impressive shopping offer – the famous Bahnhofstrasse, which is also very well known internationally!

Besides shopping, there is a huge cultural diversity in this city, a wide range of Escape Rooms and many attractions related to the Swiss Alps.


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The City of Love has many attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, the Cathédrale Notre-Dame – the Palace of Versailles is also very close. Of course, you can visit the spectacular Disneyland Paris and admire the fireworks at the stroke of midnight.

Other very interesting activities would be, for instance, a cruise on the Seine – also passes at night. Even a dinner boat trip can be planned and booked. There are also countless museums to visit. The Louvre Museum is one of the most visited museums in the world!


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We hope we could give you a bit of an appetite on traveling! Even if it’s hard to leave your own country with the pandemic, you can always keep travel ideas in mind – somehow you have to pass the time.

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