Revealed: Asia's most expensive cities for expats

Southeast Asian countries dominate top 10 rankings in list of world's priciest cities for relocation
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Tianjin is among the top 20 most expensive Asian cities worldwide according to ECA International --\nAsian rank 2011: 20\nLocation: Tianjin, China.\nGlobal rank 2011: 144\nAsia rank 2010: 20\nGlobal rank 2010: 142\n[Data source: www.eca-international.com]
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Asian rank 2011: 19\nLocation: Astana, Kazakhstan.\nGlobal rank 2011: 143\nAsia rank 2010: 17\nGlobal rank 2010: 124\n--\nECA International’s cost of living indices are calculated based upon surveys carried out annually in March and September using a basket of day-to-day goods and services. The data used refers to year on year movements between ECA’s March 2011 and 2010 surveys
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Asian rank 2011: 18\nLocation: Shenyang, China.\nGlobal rank 2011: 139\nAsia rank 2010: 18\nGlobal rank 2010:134\n--\nThe data was used by ECA clients to calculate cost of living allowances for employee-assignees around the world. The survey covers:\nFood: Groceries; dairy produce; meat and fish; fresh fruit and vegetables\nBasic: Drink and tobacco; miscellaneous goods; services\nGeneral: Clothing; electrical goods; motoring; meals out
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Asian rank 2011: 17\nLocation: Bangkok, Thailand.\nGlobal rank 2011: 136\nAsia rank 2010: 23\nGlobal rank 2010:156 --\n\nCertain living costs such as accommodation, utilities (electricity, gas, water costs), car purchase and school fees are not included in the survey
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Asian rank 2011: 16\nLocation: Shenzhen, China.\nGlobal rank 2011: 103\nAsia rank 2010: 14\nGlobal rank 2010:100
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Asian rank 2011: 15\nLocation: Jakarta, Indonesia.\nGlobal rank 2011: 102\nAsia rank 2010: 16\nGlobal rank 2010:123
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Asian rank 2011: 14\nLocation: Kaohsiung, Taiwan.\nGlobal rank 2011: 97\nAsia rank 2010: 15\nGlobal rank 2010: 114
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Asian rank 2011: 13\nLocation: Guangzhou, China.\nGlobal rank 2011: 89\nAsia rank 2010: 13\nGlobal rank 2010: 95
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Asian rank 2011: 12\nLocation: Ulsan, South Korea.\nGlobal rank 2011: 76\nAsia rank 2010: 11\nGlobal rank 2010: 81
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Asian rank 2011: 11\nLocation: Taipei, Taiwan\nGlobal rank 2011: 66\nAsia rank 2010: 12\nGlobal rank 2010: 87
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Asian rank 2011: 10\nLocation: Busan, South Korea.\nGlobal rank 2011: 64\nAsia rank 2010: 10\nGlobal rank 2010: 75
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Asian rank 2011: 9\nLocation: Shanghai, China.\nGlobal rank 2011: 47\nAsia rank 2010: 7\nGlobal rank 2010: 46
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Asian rank 2011: 8\nLocation: Beijing, China.\nGlobal rank 2011: 46\nAsia rank 2010: 8\nGlobal rank 2010: 55
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Asian rank 2011: 7\nLocation: Hong Kong.\nGlobal rank 2011: 45\nAsia rank 2010: 6\nGlobal rank 2010: 33
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Asian rank 2011: 6\nLocation: Singapore.\nGlobal rank 2011: 36\nAsia rank 2010: 9\nGlobal rank 2010: 68
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Asian rank 2011: 5\nLocation: Seoul, South Korea.\nGlobal rank 2011: 22\nAsia rank 2010: 5\nGlobal rank 2010: 19
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Asian rank 2011: 4\nLocation: Kobe, Japan.\nGlobal rank 2011: 9\nAsia rank 2010: 4\nGlobal rank 2010: 7
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Asian rank 2011: 3\nLocation: Yokohama, Japan.\nGlobal rank 2011: 5\nAsia rank 2010: 3\nGlobal rank 2010: 5
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Asian rank 2011: 2\nLocation: Nagoya, Japan.\nGlobal rank 2011: 3\nAsia rank 2010: 2\nGlobal rank 2010: 4
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Asian rank 2011: 1\nLocation: Tokyo, Japan.\nGlobal rank 2011: 1\nAsia rank 2010: 1\nGlobal rank 2010: 1