If you’re looking to ditch your current country and try somewhere new, you’d be wise to check this 11 countries. The list is concluded by checking various survey sites and expats reviews.

11. Hong Kong

In many international surveys, the cost of living in Hong Kong is consistently among the highest in the world. According to the 2012 and 2013 Mercer surveys, the city ranks 9th or 6th, respectively, among the cities with the highest expenses for expatriates. Basic groceries in Hong Kong were 31 per cent more expensive than in New York, compared to just 11 per cent more for Singapore.


10. Ireland

Expats will find that the cost of living in Ireland is manageable, but varies depending on the town or city, with Dublin being the most expensive place to live. This was confirmed by the Mercer Cost of Living Survey for 2017, which ranked the city as the 47th most expensive city out of the 209 cities surveyed worldwide.