Islamabad and Karachi are among the least expensive cities in the world, as the new cost of living survey of 2019 revealed. The survey revealed that Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city for expats to live in, for the second consecutive year.
The Mercer survey unveiled that Tokyo, Japan is the second most expensive city in the world followed by Singapore. The other cities included in the top 10 most expensive list were Seoul in South Korea, Zurich in Switzerland, Shanghai in China, Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, Beijing in China, New York in the USA and Shenzhen in China.
Four out of the top 10 most expensive cities are in China. Even though many cities from Europe were included in the list, the Asian cities dominated the ranking. In the top 10 cities, 8 cities were from Asia.
Even though Islamabad was featured in the list as the costliest city of Pakistan, it was ranked at 203 on the world list, as one of the least expensive cities in the list. Similarly, Karachi was ranked at 213th number.
Indian metro cities were also featured in the list including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Chennai. Mumbai is the costliest city of India, ranked at 67th position while New Delhi was ranked at 118th position.