Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on June 2010
Just when all that talk of B-kyu dining and fast fashion was lulling us into thinking that the capital was getting cheaper, Tokyo has returned to the top spot in ECA International’s worldwide cost-of-living survey. The annual report measures the most expensive cities for expats to live in—with occasionally surprising results. While Japan has more spots in the top 10 than any other nation, Osaka residents can gloat over the fact that their hometown didn’t even make the top 50.
Source: ECA International (www.eca-international.com)