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Cities where rents are sky-high for expats

Last updated on: March 9, 2012 15:04 IST

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Rents are a big expenditure both for citizens and expatriates.

Here we take a look at sky-high rents expats pay in major cities, according to The Economist.

NOTE: Rents are for three-bedroom unfurnished apartments.

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Mumbai

Rent per month: $5,000

Change on a year earlier: 10 per cent

Global ranking: 13

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Hong Kong

Rent per month: $11,800

Change on a year earlier: 15 per cent

Global ranking: 1

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Tokyo

Rent per month: $9,500

Change on a year earlier: 6 per cent

Global ranking: 2

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Moscow

Rent per month: $8,200

Change on a year earlier: 7 per cent

Global ranking: 3

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New York

Rent per month: $8,100

Change on a year earlier: 8 per cent

Global ranking: 4

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London

Rent per month: $7,900

Change on a year earlier: 23 per cent

Global ranking: 5

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Caracas

Rent per month: $6,800

Change on a year earlier: 31 per cent

Global ranking: 6

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Geneva

Rent per month: $5,900

Change on a year earlier: 33 per cent

Global ranking: 7

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Bogota

Rent per month: $5,800

Change on a year earlier: 6 per cent

Global ranking: 8

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Singapore

Rent per month: $5,800

Change on a year earlier: 15 per cent

Global ranking: 9

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Lagos

Rent per month: $5,600

Change on a year earlier: 2 per cent

Global ranking: 10

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Zurich

Rent per month: $5,500

Change on a year earlier: 31 per cent

Global ranking: 11

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Rio de Janeiro

Rent per month: $5,400

Change on a year earlier: 29 per cent

Global ranking: 12

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Seoul

Rent per month: $5,000

Change on a year earlier: 12 per cent

Global ranking: 14

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Sydney

Rent per month: $5,000

Change on a year earlier: 24 per cent

Global ranking: 15

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Paris

Rent per month: $4,800

Change on a year earlier: 15 per cent

Global ranking: 16

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Sao Paulo

Rent per month: $4,200

Change on a year earlier: 27 per cent

Global ranking: 17

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Shanghai

Rent per month: $4,200

Change on a year earlier: 16 per cent

Global ranking: 18

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Abu Dhabi

Rent per month: $4,100

Change on a year earlier: minus 11 per cent

Global ranking: 19


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