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The numbers are in. According to the Economic Intelligence Unit, this year’s most expensive city is… (drumroll, please)…
🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁 Tel Aviv, Israel! Congrats — er, wait — sorry?
Soaring currency, grocery, and transportation prices contributed to its rise. Some other findings of note:
- Rome saw the biggest drop in rankings, from 32nd to 48th.
- Tehran saw the biggest climb, from 79th to 29th (think: US sanctions).
- Hong Kong recorded the most expensive gas prices.
- Damascus was the cheapest city for a 2nd year in a row (think: civil war).
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