Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:15:00 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
World's most expensive cities to live in

A surprising city climbs into the No. 1 spot this year.



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In Calgary, parking prices are sky-high and, in Vancouver, forget about trying to own your own home. Yet among the world's costliest cities, where do these pricy Canadian towns stack up?

In fact, no Canadian city cracks a list of the 10 most expensive cities in the world, a rundown compiled each year by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The EIU looked at the prices for everyday items like a bottle of wine, a loaf of bread and a litre of fuel. Click through to find the costliest places in the world to live.

* A cost of living score has been given to each city on this list, relative to a benchmark score of 100 representing New York City. A cost of living score of 110, for example, would mean the city is ten per cent more expensive to live in than New York City.

** All prices in USD.

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