The survey is based on the cost of 160 items such as food, housing, and transport.
Rabat – The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its annual survey on the world’s most expensive cities, ranking Casablanca 92nd out of 133 cities. Casablanca has become comparatively more expensive since last year, when it ranked 112th most expensive city.
The study is based on the cost of 160 goods and services, such as housing, food, and transport.
The think tank compares cities’ cost of living to New York’s, the benchmark.
Casablanca ranked more expensive than the other two North African cities the Economist surveyed, Cairo (114th) and Algiers (123rd).
It is the first time in the survey’s 30-year history that three cities tied for being the most expensive cities worldwide: Singapore, Hong Kong, and Paris.
Rounding out the top 10 are Zurich (fourth); Geneva and Osaka (fifth); Seoul, Copenhagen, and New York (seventh); and Tel Aviv and Los Angeles (10th).
In the top 10 cheapest cities surveyed are Caracas (133rd), Damascus (132nd), Tashkent (131st), Almaty (130th), and Bangalore (129th), Karachi and Lagos (127th), Buenos Aires and Chennai (125th), and New Delhi (124th).