The Best Cities in the World for the Luxurious Lifestyle

Have you already seen which city is currently the most luxurious throughout the world? If you are used to comfort and life of luxury, you probably know for sure where exactly you can satisfy all you needs. However, this time you will be absolutely surprised, as this phenomenon occurred for the last time 30 years ago.

Three cities simultaneously – Paris, Hong Kong, and Singapore – became the most comfortable and expensive cities worldwide. Researches specializing in elegance unit discover annually the most luxurious cities across the globe, so let’s take a look and decide whether these cities actually deserve their status.

1. Paris

Living Cost: $3000 – $5000 (Per Month, Family)

Food Cost: $600 – $1200 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Clothing Cost: $70 – $150 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Transport & Vehicles: $300 – $700 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Paris is obviously one of the top cities in the world. To live in such prestigious neighborhoods as those around Eiffel Tower, Louvre, or Disneyland would cost you unthinkable amount of money – up to €2,500 per month for a single room. On food you will spend approximately €15 every day for one person. In accordance with the French government, you should pay around €615 for your visa application. In case you would like to live permanently in Paris, you would need €100,000 each year.

In Paris you will be amused by the local architecture and beautiness all around you. On the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower there is one of the most expensive restaurants in the city called Le Jules Verne. Starting price for one meal here reaches $300. However, in the most expensive restaurant of Paris you will have to pay $525 minimum, this place is called Guy Savoy, Monnaie De Paris. In general, you need a huge amount of money if you want to stay in Paris for one week.

2. Hong Kong

Living Cost: $4500 – $6000 (Per Month, Family)

Food Cost: $800 – $1400 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Clothing Cost: $50 – $100 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Transport & Vehicles: $200 – $500 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Can you imagine how expensive it is to live in Hong Kong? In this city you pay HK$92 or $12 for one product in your lunch or, for example, HK$21 or $2.7 for two apples. Accommodation would cost around HK$43,837 or $5500 per month. For a must have cloth like jeans you will have to pay approximately HK$631 or $80. The architectural style in Hong Kong is very unique and rather uncommon. There are unarguably plenty of good shopping centers and restaurants. Moreover, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong is the best 5 stars hotel in the world, but this is definitely not everything. Hong Kong hosts numerous luxurious hotels, including Peninsula Hong Kong, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, The Upper House, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, and many others. In Hong Kong you can also find such expensive tourist destinations as Lantau Island, where you have to pay $3100 to $3300 for a private nightlife tour or gastronomy tour.

You have to be rich enough in order to live in Hong Kong. Then, you would ask – why exactly Hong Kong is that expensive? The main reason is that people in Hong Kong make a lot of money. For example, if you hold public office, you can earn up to $18,150 monthly. Hong Kong’s major trading partners are China and Singapore. Hong Kong mostly imports heavy machines, food chemicals, industrial products, and so on.

3. Singapore

Living Cost: $1500 – $4000 (Per Month, Family)

Food Cost: $600 – $1100 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Clothing Cost: $60 – $110 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Transport & Vehicles: $300 – $800 (Per Month, 01 Person)

I suppose, everyone knows that Singapore is fascinating and well-developed city. You have to spend not less than SG$700 or $510 to live in Singapore for 4 days. On food you would need to have SG$30 or $21 USD every day. To sustain a middle class life in Singapore you are supposed to earn from $3,000 to $4,000 per month. Singapore is also a paradise for shopaholics. The showrooms of the most popular brands, including Gucci, Miu Miu, Prada, and Loewe, are situated in Singapore. One of the most expensive shopping centers called Paragon Shopping Mall is located in Singapore. There is another great shopping mall named Ngee Ann city, where you can get literally anything.

As the Worldwide Holiday Cost Barometer found out — there are no more expensive destinations for holidays than Singapore. According to another survey, Singapore is also more expensive than Hong Kong or New York City by 42%.

4. Los Angeles

Living Cost: $3000 – $6000 (Per Month, Family)

Food Cost: $800 – $1200 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Clothing Cost: $100 – $160 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Transport & Vehicles: $400 – $800 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Los Angeles, the largest city in the U.S state of California, is the pinnacle of the film industry around the world. The LA is astonishing, and media industry is what making this city special. One of the most popular entertainment in Los Angeles is the Helicopter Tour, the cost and duration of the flight depends on your destination choice. If you want to buy an apartment near a subway in Los Angeles, this would cost you approximately $576,100.

5. Dubai

Living Cost: $3000 – $7000 (Per Month, Family)

Food Cost: $900 – $1600 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Clothing Cost: $130 – $200 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Transport & Vehicles: $600 – $900 (Per Month, 01 Person)

It is impossible to forget about Dubai while discussing the most luxurious places around the globe. Dubai is the unimaginably expensive city, where you can find such weird but expensive things as a golden table, the world’s most expensive tires that worth minimum $6,000,000, the most expensive cocktail, the biggest suchi or pizza, for example. There are also plenty of sports cars in the streets. The tallest tower in the world called The Burj Khalifa is located in Dubai as well. You can also visit here the largest indoor ski park or aquarium, the highest water slide or roof terrace bar.

If you want to spend one night in the world’s top hotel, Burj Al Arab, you will have to pay around $24,000. When you stay at this hotel, you can use Ipad made from gold or visit gold facial spa, which is located in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s Spa; both services use exclusively 24 carat gold. Dubai will impress and surprise in one way or another even the most experienced and picky tourist.

6. Sydney

Living Cost: $2500 – $4000 (Per Month, Family)

Food Cost: $700 – $800 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Clothing Cost: $70 – $130 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Transport & Vehicles: $400 – $700 (Per Month, 01 Person)

If you have ever heard about a city referred as “the heaven of the earth” — it is the amazing Australian city, Sydney. Sydney combines everything from its colonial heritage to modern-day architecture, beautiful national parks, various beaches, and so on. The top tourist attraction sites include Luna Park of Speedy Rides and Coasters, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and exciting view from the Taronga Zoo. Sydney is not only very fascinating and nice but also luxurious.

7. New York

Living Cost: $1500 – $4000 (Per Month, Family)

Food Cost: $400 – $900 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Clothing Cost: $50 – $100 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Transport & Vehicles: $300 – $600 (Per Month, 01 Person)

New York City is regarded as, first of all, financial but also as cultural and media capital of the U.S. Everything is developed in this city from business, technology, fashion, media, sports to culture, education, and tourism. New York is also famous for its support and development of renewable sources of energy and sustainability. Some of the world best universities are located in New York, including Columbia University, Barnard College, and many others. The luxury of the city is also expressed in its huge and awesome shopping centers such as Mall of America, King of Prussia, Aventura Mall, and so on.

8. Tokoyo

Living Cost: $2000 – $5000 (Per Month, Family)

Food Cost: $700 – $1200 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Clothing Cost: $50 – $110 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Transport & Vehicles: $300 – $600 (Per Month, 01 Person)

The land of the rising sun is famous for its capital, Tokyo. Tokyo is particularly attracting tourists because of exotic fruits that you can find here, for example square watermelon; which are, however, quite expensive. So, a square watermelon costs around YEN ¥800 or $7.8. You can also buy Fugu for ¥500 or $4.63; ruby roman grapes for ¥4000, densuke watermelon for ¥6100, yubari king melons for ¥26000. Furthermore, you can find in Tokyo such uncommon products as Matsutake Mushrooms that cost ¥2000 per kg or Wagyu beef that would cost you ¥2800. Such prices of the fruits and other products demonstrate clearly to which extent Tokyo is the expensive city.

9. Geneva

Living Cost: $3000 – $6000 (Per Month, Family)

Food Cost: $700 – $1200 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Clothing Cost: $120 – $180 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Transport & Vehicles: $400 – $900 (Per Month, 01 Person)

Geneva, the capital city of Switzerland and one of the most expensive European cities, is also popular for its highly costly food just like in Tokyo. To rent an apartment in Geneva is also extremely expensive. It was discovered that living expenditures in Geneva are higher by 11% than in London. To summarize, if you want to live in a luxurious city, then you have to earn and spend a large amount of money. Even though, it is extremely expensive, the living standards are really high and quality of life is absolutely different!

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