Osaka and Tokyo displace Paris to top Sovereign’s tax adjusted world’s most expensive city to live in survey for 2020

As with last year’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, and for only the second time in 30 years, three cities share the top spot as the world’s most expensive city to live in. Hong Kong and Singapore continue to occupy two of those places, being joined by the Japanese city, Osaka, which climbs three places to the top of the rankings.

It displaces Paris, which drops down to fifth spot, equal with Zurich.

According to our tax-adjusted table, Osaka and Tokyo are now way out in front as the most expensive cities in the world, while Paris and Tel Aviv shoot up the table from fifth to third and seventh to fourth respectively, followed closely by New York and LA. Some way below, Geneva and Zurich coalesce at seven and eight, while Singapore and Hong Kong sink to the bottom of the pile.

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