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Old 04-08-2018, 02:30 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I'm pretty sure Hong Kong and Singapore are the most expensive
https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-l...isco/hong-kong

https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-l...isco/singapore

Though Zurich is comparable:

https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-l...ancisco/zurich
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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How was that determined exactly?

From what I've read, it costs a mint just to own a family car in Singapore, which is purposely done to discourage car ownership

I've also heard that Melbourne and Sydney are near the top in terms of COL as well
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:46 PM
 
Location: DFW
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How was that determined exactly?

From what I've read, it costs a mint just to own a family car in Singapore, which is purposely done to discourage car ownership

I've also heard that Melbourne and Sydney are near the top in terms of COL as well
You don't need a car to live in San Francisco, Hong Kong, or Singapore

How about another one?

http://infographicjournal.com/20-of-...-in-the-world/

Well, Hamilton, Bermuda has SF beat by a little.. but Singapore and Hong Kong still lag behind. I've not been to Singapore but was in Hong Kong recently, the cost of food and public transportation are a joke compared to SF prices.
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:02 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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As a standalone city yes, but Manhattan has double the population.

If you were to take the wealthiest neighborhoods in Manhattan up until an amount of San Francisco you'd have a much more expensive city of the sams size.

Considering the Bay Area is the wealthiest area in the country it'd naturally be the most expensive.
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: New York City
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It also seems that SF is more expensive aside from housing. From what Iíve seen, food, clothing, medical care, gas, and mass transit are all more expensive in SF than NYC. So even if housing costs are a wash, the other prices give SF a higher COL.
I see it as the opposite. Both are expensive in all categories, but from my experience of living in NYC and traveling to San Fran via work or pleasure, my receipts says otherwise.

Gas vs mass transit is tough because a higher percentage of New Yorkers don't own a car, but gas is also higher in CA than NY.

Even when I check the internet I don't see any sites that put SF as the more expensive city, New York usually leads the pack for the US.
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Why should Manhattan Be compared to SF if Manhattan isnít even a city?
It's hard to do a perfect apples to apples comparison, but one argument can be that Manhattan functions for NYC and the Tri-State Area in a similar way to how San Francisco does for the Bay Area.
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:47 PM
 
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Probably. They have permanently embraced rent control and a ban on building in the Avenues, sealing their fate. (Former resident here).
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