You are here

Asian cities among world's most expensive for expatriates: Mercer

Singapore joins Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo in the top 10; the Republic and HK still attractive to businesses

A general view of Luanda, Angola's capital. The city is at No 1 on Mercer's 2017 Cost of Living Survey, taking the top spot from Hong Kong on higher cost of goods and security. Asian financial centres in the top 10 continue to hold much attraction for businesses.


GLOBALISATION may have boosted the growth strategy of many companies, but it does not necessarily follow that operating overseas always makes sense - cost-wise, at least.

In fact, with the world's markets being created unequal, it would help to know where to get the most...