May 23, 2017

The world's most expensive cities

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Singapore has topped 131 cities globally to become the world’s most expensive city to live in 2014, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The city’s strong currency combined with the high cost of running a car and soaring utility bills contributed to Singapore topping the list.
It is also the most expensive place in the world to buy clothes.

Singapore replaces Tokyo, which topped the list in 2013.
Other cities making up the top five most expensive cities to live in are Paris, Oslo, Zurich and Sydney, with Tokyo falling to sixth place.

 

Article by BBC News Business
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to top (v) to be the best, to be in the highest position on a list because you are the most successful, important, etc
currency (n) the system of money that a country uses
to soar (v) if the value, amount or level of something soars, it rises very quickly
bill (n) for payment: a piece of paper that shows how much you owe somebody for goods or services
to make up (v) to form something

 

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