The Fancy and Expensive Cities of the World

Everyone likes to show their friends what fancy place they have been to, especially on social media. And nothing screams fancy like the most expensive cities in the world. Although the cost of living may seem unimportant to the average traveler, it does affect more than your round-trip ticket. But even if your budget allows for McDonalds to be your sole source of nutrition, your friends will still envy you. At least by your pictures. Below we list some of the most expensive places to visit, and show off.

Singapore

This Asian city has topped the charts as one of the most expensive cities in the world, according to the 2020 Worldwide Cost of Living Report. A city with many islands; sixty-four in fact. Singapore is also the home to the world’s first night zoo, and the first Formula 1 night race. Even with all that concrete, it’s one of the greenest cities in the world.

And if that’s not enough, there is always something to celebrate in Singapore. There are cultural festivals, major sport events as well as lifestyle and art events all year round.

Singapore

Osaka

Japanese cities being found at the top charts as the most expensive cities is no surprise to anyone. Osaka, once the capital of Japan, has an average cost of living set at $1100 (¥115,000) a month. And that’s not even counting rent.

And then there is the food, which will make you forget about the price of the rent. The “Nation’s Kitchen” as Japanese call Osaka, has some of the best dishes to offer, including the tastiest seafood. And if you like staring at fish instead of eating it, then this city is a match made in heaven. The Kaiyukan Aquarium is the second largest aquarium in the world, and one of Osaka’s most popular tourist destinations.

And last but not least, Osaka is the home to one of the most beautiful Japanese castles. The Osaka Castle. It’s a sight to behold even if you are not the biggest fan of the feudal age.

Osaka

Hong Kong

When you think of Hong Kong, you are most likely thinking of high-rises. But contrary to popular belief three quarters of Hong Kong is actually rural. It contains 24 parks, forests, hills and a coastline. All easily accessible from the city.

And If you do like skylines, fear not. Hong Kong still features the largest amount of skyscrapers in the world. With skyscraper being any building that has more than 14 storeys.

We also recommend this city to any exotic car enthusiast. The city is riddled with expensive cars and has more Rolls Royce’s per person than any other place in the world.

Hong Kong

New York

Is the capital of the world your idea for a fancy vacation? Then plan ahead, because the average rent in New York is around $3400 per month. We know it sounds steep, but it is “THE” capital after all. A city with more than 380,000 millionaires and a federal bank with the largest gold storage in the world.

But no matter where you come from, New York will still make you feel right at home. There is more than 800 spoken languages, making this city the most linguistically diverse in the world. 40 percent of the households speak a language other than English.

And if you plan on bringing your sweet ride to New York, then refrain from honking, as it’s illegal and will cost you a hefty fine.

New York

Paris

The capital of France once ranked as the most expensive city in the world. Still maintains its position as the most expensive city in Europe.

A night at a hotel will cost you around $1500, and a tour of the city about $1000. Not too shabby. But then everything else is costly, and that will quickly raise your bill. From cabaret shows to dinners.

If you do decide for Paris to be your destination, then do not forget to visit the Notre-Dame cathedral and the largest museum in the world, the Louvre. We know that the Eiffel Tower will come to your mind first, but there are points of interests that are just as amazing, and if not better.

Paris