10. Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles
Sean Pavone

2019 city ranking by cost of living: 10 (tied with Tel Aviv)

2018 city ranking by cost of living: 14

10. Tel Aviv, Israel

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flickr/christianhaugen

2019 city ranking by cost of living: 10 (tied with Los Angeles)

2018 city ranking by cost of living: 9

7. New York, USA

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2019 city ranking by cost of living: 7 (tied with Copenhagen and Seoul)

2018 city ranking by cost of living: 13

7. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Denmark
S-F/Shutterstock

2019 city ranking by cost of living: 7 (tied with New York and Seoul)

2018 city ranking by cost of living: 8

7. Seoul, South Korea

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2019 city ranking by cost of living: 7 (tied with New York and Copenhagen)

2018 city ranking by cost of living: 6

5. Osaka, Japan

Osaka, Japan
Sean Pavone/iStock

2019 city ranking by cost of living: 5 (tied with Geneva)

2018 city ranking by cost of living: 11

5. Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
Shutterstock

2019 city ranking by cost of living: 5 (tied with Osaka)

2018 city ranking by cost of living: 6

4. Zurich, Switzerland

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NavinTar/Shutterstock

2019 city ranking by cost of living: 4

2018 city ranking by cost of living: 2

1. Hong Kong, China

hong kong
A view of Victoria Harbour from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong.
Shutterstock/Subodh Agnihotri

2019 city ranking by cost of living: 1 (tied with Singapore and Paris)

2018 city ranking by cost of living: 4

1. Paris, France

Paris, France
Shutterstock

2019 city ranking by cost of living: 1 (tied with Singapore and Hong Kong)

2018 city ranking by cost of living: 2

1. Singapore, Singapore

Singapore skyline
Prasit Rodphan/Shutterstock

2019 city ranking by cost of living: 1 (tied with Paris and Hong Kong)

2018 city ranking by cost of living: 1