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Moscow may be difficult for U.S. expats

Melissa Kaplan Jul 24, 2008

The consulting firm Mercer reports the cost of compensating expats has jumped by nearly 20 percent in the past 12 months, thanks to a weaker U.S. dollar. The most expensive city on the planet to send employees to is still Moscow, which earns the title for the third year in a row. Tokyo and London are next. New York, the only U.S. city in the top 50, is 22 on the list.

If you’re a list junkie like me and you need an additional fix, here’s a list of the most expensive cities in the world and Mercer’s list on best places for quality living.

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