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.

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.

Yes, that's true I have been vaguely aware of the fact though, the outcomes more than a little stunned me!

Sauces say that it's mostly attributed to the excessive rising yen.

An eye-grabbing results in it is that Japanese cities "Nagoya, Yokohama and Kobe" is following to Luanda which is placed second behind Tokyo.

On another note: New York ranks No. 29, according to the statistics.

The following is cited from Yahoo Finance
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.

(^_-)-☆ Thank you for reading♪
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