The world's most expensive cities to visit 2016. :)

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    Mar 14, 2016 1:16 AM GMT
    Hm, just read an article on this. It's pretty interesting, Los Angeles is # 8, lol of course it is!! $14 for a f***** martini lol, icon_smile.gif I've been to Paris, London, NYC and LA in the top 10. San Francisco is #34! Really!

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/10/travel/most-expensive-cities-2016/


    World's 10 most expensive cities in which to live in 2016

    1. Singapore

    2. Zurich, Switzerland

    2. Hong Kong

    4. Geneva, Switzerland

    5. Paris

    6. London

    7. New York

    8. Copenhagen, Denmark

    8. Seoul, South Korea

    8. Los Angeles

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    World's 10 least expensive cities in which to live in 2016

    124. Damascus, Syria

    124. Caracas, Venezuela

    126. New Delhi

    127. Almaty, Kazakhstan

    127. Algiers, Algeria

    127. Chennai, India

    127. Karachi, Pakistan

    131. Mumbai, India

    132. Bangalore, India

    133. Lusaka, Zambia

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    Mar 14, 2016 6:58 AM GMT
    I am in Zurich right now. First time i'm in a country more expensive than mine!
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    Mar 14, 2016 6:41 PM GMT
    Zurich, Geneva, Grenoble, Stockholm, Koln, Copenhagen, Prague, Vienna my kind of towns. Camp, Hostel it, couch-surf. Worth the visit.
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    Mar 14, 2016 6:46 PM GMT
    Comment dites-vous en francais, "You get what you pay for"?

    Speaking of which, where's the Parisian gay nightlife these days? Are there any French sites comparable to RJ or Adam4Adam? I'm headed there, and to London, and probably Italy a/o Spain, later this Spring. Can't wait!
  • metta

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    Mar 14, 2016 10:13 PM GMT
    I think San Francisco should be way higher than LA.
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    Mar 14, 2016 10:14 PM GMT
    Isugemi saidI am in Zurich right now. First time i'm in a country more expensive than mine!

    Switzerland is boring,zzzzzzz!!
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    Mar 15, 2016 1:02 AM GMT
    metta saidI think San Francisco should be way higher than LA.


    I think so too, Not sure how they did the ranking. icon_smile.gif Lol Maybe just the price of the drink alone! I don't know, I don't think they have any sort of high end Gay bars in the castro comparing to WeHo, like where in SF can you put a bar like the Abbey?? They have yummy martinis btw. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 15, 2016 1:11 AM GMT
    Isugemi saidI am in Zurich right now. First time i'm in a country more expensive than mine!


    Never been to Switzerland, but I think Paris is expensive because of the Euro/Dollar comparison and every museums in Paris cost money to get in. If I remembered correctly, it was like 16-18 euros to get into the Louvre>??? BUt yeah big major cities just cost money to visit.
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    Mar 15, 2016 2:41 AM GMT
    laxwill10 said
    metta saidI think San Francisco should be way higher than LA.


    I think so too, Not sure how they did the ranking. icon_smile.gif Lol Maybe just the price of the drink alone! I don't know, I don't think they have any sort of high end Gay bars in the castro comparing to WeHo, like where in SF can you put a bar like the Abbey?? They have yummy martinis btw. icon_lol.gif


    Agree San Francisco should be a lot higher than LA.

    According to this site yes,

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    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-salary-you-need-to-afford-a-home-in-these-25-cities-2016-03-03?mod=mw_share_facebook
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    Mar 15, 2016 3:03 AM GMT
    ^^ They're just talking about cities to visit, I don't think it compares to real estate. My guess that SF is lower because maybe less people visit there?? Since SoCal LA has so many attractions from the beaches to Hollywood to the Valley, to Orange Counties Disneyland. Lol, I drive to work pass it everyday, tons of freaking out of town tourists. I don't know, there's too many ranking on these cities. Lol
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    Mar 15, 2016 6:11 AM GMT
    I've been to Z├╝rich a few times without spending a lot of money. But I was usually couch-surfing.

    San Francisco and Washington DC seem more expensive, but I usually have to pay too much for nasty hotels in those places.
  • Fireworkz

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    Mar 15, 2016 8:23 PM GMT
    I was in Zurich last month. Most expensive place I've been so far.


    I found hotels in San Francisco more expensive than London, although food is cheaper.
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    Mar 15, 2016 11:08 PM GMT
    metta saidI think San Francisco should be way higher than LA.


    I've heard of people working in Silicon Valley who live in Los Angles and commute. It's cheaper and can take about the same time as driving to SF from work.
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    Mar 19, 2016 6:04 PM GMT
    laxwill10 said
    metta saidI think San Francisco should be way higher than LA.


    I think so too, Not sure how they did the ranking. icon_smile.gif Lol Maybe just the price of the drink alone! I don't know, I don't think they have any sort of high end Gay bars in the castro comparing to WeHo, like where in SF can you put a bar like the Abbey?? They have yummy martinis btw. icon_lol.gif


    These are the most expensive cities to live in, not visit.

    It's probably based on entire metros, not just San Francisco proper and the neighborhoods you'd like to visit. It may take local-job earning potential into account. And it most definitely includes housing, which visitors don't have to deal with.

    Also, as the article mentions -and this affects all US cities equally- currency fluctuations; if the dollar strengthens (which has happened in the past few years), all US cities become "more expensive" compared to non-US cities even if Americans themselves don't notice any price rises.
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    Mar 20, 2016 7:27 AM GMT
    Life in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai is very cheap as long as you don't mind living in a slum.
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    Mar 20, 2016 4:39 PM GMT
    If you're on a fixed income and relying exclusively on your social security benefits, the best place in which to live is southeast asia. There you can afford to live a comfortable life on USD 1,000/mo. The only potential issue is medical costs because Medicare benefits are not portable beyond the US.
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    Mar 21, 2016 8:41 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    metta saidI think San Francisco should be way higher than LA.


    I've heard of people working in Silicon Valley who live in Los Angles and commute. It's cheaper and can take about the same time as driving to SF from work.


    Looks like on the map, Sacramento would be the best deal if you work in Silicon Valley and is closer than L.A.
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    Mar 22, 2016 5:12 AM GMT
    ^ Ew. You haven't been to Sac, have you?

    The guy who took the job that I turned down there, lives in Half Moon Bay. He told me it was the closest habitable place that he could afford. Most of the other people I worked with in Silicon Valley live out toward Santa Cruz. But I did that drive a few times and the drivers are just absolutely insane. Wrecks on every curve, every day. Traffic backed up to China. Might as well ride a bicycle over the mountains. Probably faster.
  • Suetonius

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    Mar 24, 2016 9:51 PM GMT
    If one is considering costs of visiting - as opposed to living there- Oslo should be just below Singapore, Hong Kong, Geneva, and Zurich. Much more expensive than London, Paris, or New York.