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Thursday, July 14, 2011

The 12 Most Expensive Cities In America


Everyone know that New York City is incredibly expensive.

But did you know that it also has America's priciest movie tickets, costing an average of $12.75?
Human resource consulting firm Mercer has just released the results of its annual cost-of-living survey, which is generally used by big companies and governments to set wages for employees abroad.

But it also provides a fascinating insight into what people pay to live in various cities around the world.
According to Mercer, the most expensive city for expatriates is Luanda, Angola. New York, the costliest city in the U.S., ranked number 32 on the global list.

#12 Atlanta

Global rank: 147

Rent of luxury two-bedroom apartment, unfurnished: $1,800
Movie ticket: $10.50
Cup of coffee, including service: $3.75
Fast food hamburger meal: $4.99
Gallon of mid-grade gas: $2.87

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