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Tel Aviv replaces Paris as most expensive city in Economist ranking

The Israeli coastal metropolis of Tel Aviv is the most expensive city in the world, according to the latest analysis from the British Economist magazine published Wednesday.

The Israeli coastal metropolis of Tel Aviv is the most expensive city in the world, according to the latest analysis from the British Economist magazine published Wednesday.

Tel Aviv takes the top spot from the French capital Paris, which dropped to a shared second place with Singapore.

Next in the ranking are Swiss finance centre Zurich, Hong Kong and New York.

The data was gathered by the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

The Syrian capital Damascus came last in the ranking.

Berlin dropped eight places to number 50 and is the cheapest of the six German cities listed. Frankfurt is the most expensive German city and takes 19th place.

Supply chain issues and coronavirus measures which limited production and trade have contributed to the rising cost of living in many cities, according to the analysis.

Transport costs saw a sharp rise due to rising oil prices. Leisure, tobacco and personal hygiene also saw significance price increases.

The survey compares 173 countries by looking at more than 200 products and services.

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