Hong Kong, Tokyo among world’s most expensive cities for expats
13 June 2020 | 8:21 am
Six of the top 10 most expensive cities for expats are in Asia. Hong Kong claimed the title for the second year in a row, despite being rocked by months of protests. Ashgabat and Tokyo rounded out the top three.
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