Trondheim is the world’s most expensive city

Kanalen, Trondheim. Photo: ystenes, flickr

Kanalen, Trondheim. Photo: ystenes – flickr

Trondheim is more expensive than both Zurich and Oslo, according to recent survey.

A comparison of prices of 241,000 different goods and services puts Trondheim at the top of the list for the world’s most expensive city, writes adressa.no. Behind the list of the 20 most expensive cities and the survey is the website Numbeo.com. This is a database where you can enter prices and compare living costs from a number of cities in the world.

Over 23,000 people have contributed to the survey, which was presented at the end of last week.

All the seven top spots on the list are held by cities in Norway or Switzerland. The next Scandinavian city on the list is Copenhagen in Denmark in 14th place.

In the survey, New York was used as the basis for the index, writes the Travel Daily News.
All cities are compared to New York, which has 100 points. Currency is measured against the U.S. dollar and euro.
This is the list of most expensive cities:
1. Trondheim, Norway (188.91)
2. Stavanger, Norway (171.32)
3. Zurich, Switzerland (152.84)
4. Oslo, Norway (152.03)
5. Geneva, Switzerland (146.24)
6. Bern, Switzerland (142.44)
7. Lucerne, Switzerland (139.94)
8. Perth, Australia (139.63)
9. Bergen, Norway (138.79)
10. Tokyo, Japan (135.23)
11. Sydney, Australia (132.39)
12. Adelaide, Australia (129.60)
13. Monaco, Monaco (128.15)
14. Copenhagen, Denmark (123.82)
15. Edinburgh, Scotland (122.52)
16. Melbourne, Australia (121.53)
17. Dublin, Ireland (119.56)
18. London, England (118.52)
19. Aarhus, Denmark (115.96)
20. Canberra, Australia (115.89).

In the survey, New York was used as the basis for the index, writes the Travel Daily News.

All cities are compared to New York, which has 100 points. Currency is measured against the U.S. dollar and euro.

This is the list of most expensive cities, and their point values:

1. Trondheim, Norway (188.91)

2. Stavanger, Norway (171.32)

3. Zurich, Switzerland (152.84)

4. Oslo, Norway (152.03)

5. Geneva, Switzerland (146.24)

6. Bern, Switzerland (142.44)

7. Lucerne, Switzerland (139.94)

8. Perth, Australia (139.63)

9. Bergen, Norway (138.79)

10. Tokyo, Japan (135.23)

11. Sydney, Australia (132.39)

12. Adelaide, Australia (129.60)

13. Monaco, Monaco (128.15)

14. Copenhagen, Denmark (123.82)

15. Edinburgh, Scotland (122.52)

16. Melbourne, Australia (121.53)

17. Dublin, Ireland (119.56)

18. London, England (118.52)

19. Aarhus, Denmark (115.96)

20. Canberra, Australia (115.89).

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