These rankings measure the comparative cost of over 200 items, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, goods, and entertainment.
The city with the highest relative cost of living in the world is Hamilton in Bermuda.The list is calculated relative to New York City, which has an index of 100. If a city has a cost of living index of 130, it is 30 percent more expensive than New York; if a city has an index of 70, it is 30 percent less expensive.
Hamilton has a rating of 141.59, nearly 10 points higher than the second-most expensive city on the list, Geneva, Switzerland.Here’s the top 20 most expensive Cities to live:
Hamilton, Bermuda: 141.59
Geneva, Switzerland: 131.69
Basel, Switzerland: 129.61
Zurich, Switzerland: 129.03
Venice, Italy: 119.03
Zug, Switzerland: 118.94
Lausanne, Switzerland: 116.72
Bern, Switzerland: 115.97
Stavanger, Norway: 111.85
Lugano, Switzerland: 110.85
Trondheim, Norway: 110.77
Reykjavik, Iceland: 109.11
Oslo, Norway: 106.25
Bergen, Norway: 103.74
Nassau, Bahamas: 102.98
New York, NY, United States: 100.00
Honolulu, HI, United States: 99.37
San Francisco, CA, United States: 98.97
Anchorage, AK, United States: 98.48
Washington, DC, United States: 95.24