Top 20 most expensive cities to rent as an expat

EuroCost International publishes its 2016 worldwide ranking of rents paid by expats. This survey compares 2- and 3-bedroom flats worldwide.
LUXEMBOURG - April 28, 2016 - PRLog -- Major highlights
London Centre is still the most expensive place in the world for expats to rent a flat
US cities notably progress in the ranking
Moscow continues to fall down the ranking
The first euro zone city is only 25th: Paris

Top locations of this ranking remain unchanged since last year; major changes concern the rise of US cities and the fall of all locations where expats pay their rents in euro.

For the third consecutive year, London is the most expensive place in the world for an expat to rent a flat.

Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York also keep their positions because of strong currencies and still more expensive rents.

Luanda, Angola's capital, confirms its status of most expensive African city in spite of the strong price decreases reported on the rental market in 2015. Luanda also benefits from the strength of the dollar since expats usually pay their rents in this currency.

2016 Ranking
1  London
2  Hong Kong
3  Tokyo
4  New York
5  Luanda
6  San Francisco
7  Geneva
8  Moscow
9  Singapore
10  Juba
11  Beirut
12  Shanghai
13  Doha
14  Washington
15  Zurich
16  Sydney
17  Mumbai
18  Los Angeles
19  Abu Dhabi
20  Beijing

All details about 2016 expat rent worldwide ranking and comments by geographical area on

About EuroCost International
EuroCost International specializes in expatriation and conducts expat cost of living surveys in more than 300 locations worldwide.
Those data are used by HR professionals to calculate their expat remuneration packages.
EuroCost International cost of living indices are updated 4 times a year (in March, June, September & December). They are based on a basket of 350 goods and services representative of the consumption habits of expatriates and can be customised to fit any company's or organisation's salary policy. Those indices are available on a city-to-city comparison basis.
EuroCost International also provides specific reports on rental costs, school costs, business trips or on quality of life for expats.

Nathalie Wilkin
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