Top 10 Cheapest and Expensive Cities in the World

The International Price Comparision Study conducted by PriceRunner.co.uk covered 33 cities across the globe and tracked prices of a list of goods including basic products such as milk, bus tickets and petrol alongside popular consumer gadgets such as the iPad and latest Samsung Galaxy S3.

Sydney has risen to be the most expensive city in the world, with prices 61 per cent more expensive than the cheapest city, Mumbai. Eastern European cities Warsaw, Budapest and Prague are top of the list.

London is one of the cheapest places in Europe to purchase on trend products such as the new iPad, Converse trainers and a Swatch watch. A pair of classic Converse trainers cost £44.99 in London compared to £76.99 in Oslo, £55.42 in Berlin or £55.48 in Paris. The iconic Swatch watches are £32 in London compared to £46.41 in Budapest or £37.69 in Stockholm. Whilst looking good in London costs less with Lancôme Hypnose black mascara costing £21 compared to £31.39 in Oslo.

For tech savvy Londoners, the new iPad is a bargain at £399 compared to £518.44 in Athens or £596.69 in Madrid. The Macbook Air is £999 in London compared to £1,108.88 in Lisbon or looking further afield, a whopping £1,813.23 in Sao Paolo.

Despite being one of the cheapest places in Europe for Apple products, London is the most expensive for the Sony PlayStation Vista at £289.66 compared to £224.48 in Athens or £169.63 in San Francisco. For Samsung phone fans, Sydney offers the cheapest Samsung Galaxy S3 at £301.74 whilst in London it will cost a whopping £516.31.

Bangkok was determined as one of the ultimate cities for a stag do and no wonder as it is still one of the cheapest cities in the world.  Looking at the cost of a bottle of Vodka, a can of coke, condoms and a late night MacDonalds, Bangkok is the third cheapest city (£18.35) beaten only by Warsaw (£17.96) and Prague (£18.25). In contrast, London costs over £10 more at £30.11 whilst the biggest dent in your wallet would be an evening in Sao Paolo at £37.33.

Top 10 Cheapest Cities:

1. Mumbai, India

2. Bangkok, Thailand

3. New York, USA

4. Warszawa, Poland

5. Cape Town, South Africa

6. San Francisco, USA

7. Shanghai, China

8. Budapest, Hungary

9. Prague, Czech Republic

10. Dubai, UAE

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities:

1. Sydney, Australia

2. Oslo, Norge

3. Tokyo, Japan

4. Sao Paulo, Brazil

5. Buenos Aires, Argentina

6. Stockholm, Sweden

7. Helsinki, Finland

8. Paris, France

9. Madrid, Spain

10. Rome, Italy

Top 10 Cheapest European Cities:

1. Warsaw, Poland

2. Budapest, Hungary

3. Prague, Czech Republic

4. Vilnius, Lithuania

5. London, England

6. Lisbon, Portugal

7. Berlin, Germany

8. Wein, Austria

9. Dublin, Ireland

10. Copenhagen, Denmark

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