If you’ve dreamed of picking up and moving to a new city (especially this year), you probably want to double-check your bank account first. New research is out showing the world’s most expensive cities. There’s a 3-way tie for 1st place between Paris, Hong Kong, and Zurich, Switzerland. #4 – Singapore #8 – New York City #10 – Los Angeles Damascus in Syria came in as the city with the lowest cost of living.