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Singapore is officially the most expensive city in Asia

We're also the cleanest and greenest in the world.

Dewi Nurjuwita
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Dewi Nurjuwita
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From having the most impressive skyscrapers in the world to the award-winning Changi Airport, Singapore is known for its competitive spirit. And now, for better or for worse, it has knocked Hong Kong off its spot for the most expensive country in Asia to live in. This is according to rankings released by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on Wednesday. 

Singapore has risen two spots and has clinched a joint second place with Paris, followed by Zurich in the fourth position. Tel Aviv, with its stronger currency and hikes in grocery and car prices, has climbed four places to top the rankings for the first time; while Hong Kong has moved four notches down to fifth as prices of clothing and personal care, including haircuts, dipped. 

With Singapore's property prices continuously rising in 2021, the results come as no surprise. But hey, at least we are still the cleanest and greenest city. And we are home to some of the most affordable, delicious food in the world


Here are the ten most expensive cities in the world: 
1. Tel Aviv 
2. Paris
3. Singapore 
4. Zurich
5. Hong Kong 
6. New York
7. Geneva 
8. Copenhagen 
9. Los Angeles 
10. Osaka 

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