While most folks would consider cities like New York and Paris too be super expensive to live in, you'd be surprise how it compares to cities in third-world countries like Gabon and Angola.

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Human resources consulting firm Mercer has just released its annual cost-of-living survey which helps major corporations set international wages and determine living allowances for their employees located overseas. At the same time, it also gives everyone else a little insight on which places cost the most to live.

But if you've always dreamed about blowing your life-savings by migrating overseas, then you might want to head over to these pricey cities below:
#10 Nagoya, Japan

Rent of luxury two-bedroom apartment, unfurnished: $2,551

Cup of coffee, including service: $6.38

Fast food hamburger meal: $8.42

Gallon of mid-range gasoline: $6.81


#9 Hong Kong


Rent of luxury two-bedroom apartment, unfurnished: $7,093

Cup of coffee, including service: $6.83

Fast food hamburger meal: $3.54

Gallon of mid-range gasoline: $8.50


#8 N’Djamena, Chad


Rent of luxury two-bedroom apartment, unfurnished: N/A (Mercer was unable to compile data)

Cup of coffee, including service: $3.32

Fast food hamburger meal: $25.18

Gallon of mid-range gasoline: $4.65


#6 Singapore, Singapore


Rent of luxury two-bedroom apartment, unfurnished: $3,587

Cup of coffee, including service: $5.18

Fast food hamburger meal: $5.66

Gallon of mid-range gasoline: $6.77


#6 Zurich, Switzerland


Rent of luxury two-bedroom apartment, unfurnished: $3,614

Cup of coffee, including service: $6.02

Fast food hamburger meal: $12.69

Gallon of mid-range gasoline: $7.50



#5 Geneva, Switzerland


Rent of luxury two-bedroom apartment, unfurnished: $4,818

Cup of coffee, including service: $6.57

Fast food hamburger meal: $12.59

Gallon of mid-range gasoline: $7.58


#4 Moscow, Russia


Rent of luxury two-bedroom apartment, unfurnished: $4,200

Cup of coffee, including service: $8.37

Fast food hamburger meal: $6.70

Gallon of mid-range gasoline: $3.73


#3 Osaka, Japan


Rent of luxury two-bedroom apartment, unfurnished: $3,061

Cup of coffee, including service: $7.02

Fast food hamburger meal: $8.29

Gallon of mid-range gasoline: $6.97


#2 Luanda, Angola

Rent of luxury two-bedroom apartment, unfurnished: $6,500

Cup of coffee, including service: $3.90

Fast food hamburger meal: $19.94

Gallon of mid-range gasoline: $2.42


#1 Tokyo, Japan


Rent of luxury two-bedroom apartment, unfurnished: $4,848

Cup of coffee, including service: $8.29

Fast food hamburger meal: $8.29

Gallon of mid-range gasoline: $7.46

For the rest of the list, check out the rankings over at mercer