The World's Most Expensive City Tokyo 世界一物価の高い東京

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Dec 10, 2010 02:20 物価 東京 Tokyo English Japanese 日本語 英語
ε=(-.-;) Here, tonight seems to be the coldest night so far this winter, that's why I am writing now in a layer of clothing, with an electric blanket on my knees.
もしかして今夜は今冬一番の寒さ?というわけで今、何枚も重ね着してひざには電気毛布という姿です。

You know, today I came across an article reported by "ECA International", a global human resources company, that Tokyo marked the world's most expensive city even if they are putting a lot of energy into cost performance for lunch there recently.
さて本日の話題ですが、今日、国際人材調査会社・ECAインターナショナルによる「東京が世界で最も生活費の高い都市」という記事を読みました。頭が下がることに、外食産業が提供する昼食に関してはずい分安く努力されているようですが。

Yes, that's true I have been vaguely aware of the fact though, the outcomes more than a little stunned me!
まあなんとなくそうなのかなと思ってはいたけれど、結構しばし呆然とさせられました。

Sauces say that it's mostly attributed to the excessive rising yen.
その筋によれば、行き過ぎた円高によるところが大きいとのことです。

An eye-grabbing results in it is that Japanese cities "Nagoya, Yokohama and Kobe" is following to Luanda which is placed second behind Tokyo.
なかでも目を引いたのは、日本の都市である名古屋、横浜、神戸が第二位のルアンダに続いているということでした。

On another note: New York ranks No. 29, according to the statistics.
ちなみに、統計によればニューヨークは29位だということです。


The following is cited from Yahoo Finance
下記はヤフーファイナンスからの引用です。
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Tokyo, Japan - Rank in 2009: 2

Food: Lunch at a restaurant: $18
Can of beer from grocer: $3.37
One kg of rice: $8.47
One dozen eggs: $3.78

Entertainment: Movie ticket: $22

Appliances: Washing machine: $879

The strength of the yen has brought Tokyo back to the No. 1 spot on ECA International's ranking for the first time since 2005. In addition to the costs above, rent for a two-bedroom apartment for expats is typically more than $5,000 per month in Tokyo, according to data from EuroCost International. While visitors need more pocket money here than in any other city, the monthly consumer price index in Tokyo's wards has actually dropped year-on-year for 14 straight months as of May 2010, based on figures from Japan's statistics bureau.
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(^_-)-☆ Thank you for reading♪
では、また。
Nako
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