"So when wanderers wonder if their salary might stretch further in Barcelona or Milan, why not direct them to the experience of their peers? That's the premise of Expatistan, a user-generated cost of living index."
"The figures come from the cost of living experts Expatistan.com, who produced their report after comparing information from almost 200,000 users around the world to calculate average prices in 1,600 cities."
"Expatistan, a website that tracks the cost of living in cities around the world, says New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Honolulu, Boston and Seattle are the most expensive U.S. cities overall, in that order."
"The Expatistan website recently rated Brisbane the world's 13th most expensive city, ahead of Tokyo (19), Stockholm (15) and even Melbourne (18).
Of Australian capitals, only Sydney came in ahead at number 11, according to the site's Cost of Living Index, which compares such expenses as monthly rent, movie tickets, transportation, grocery costs and gym membership.
"According to a team at Expatistan, which calculated a "cost of living index" for hundreds of global cities, these wallet-busting metros are the most expensive based on their current costs of housing, clothes, transportation, medicine and food."
"Beating Oslo, Geneva, Paris and New York to the dubious title, the UK's capital is now the most expensive city in the world, according to a study by cost of living researchers at Expatistan.
Comparing more than 775,000 prices submitted by 201,500 users in over 1,600 cities across the globe, London beats even notoriously pricey Sydney."