1. Hamburg (Germany)
Hamburg in Germany is ranked in the list of expensive cities yet it is affordable. Hamburg is positioned at number 66 in 247 cities. The city accommodates almost 2 million inhabitants and has a temperate climate. Above all, Hamburg is the most lucrative city for the expatriates. Just take a look at the average cost in the city – whole milk (1 litre at $1.28), coca cola (2 litres at $2.81), rent for apartment of 85 sq. m in an expensive location is $1577 per month, movies for 2 tickets ($26), Marlboro cigarettes (1 pack at $7), branded sports shoes (1 pair at $106), apples (1 kg at $3.27), deodorant (1 roll at $2.48) etc. So, you see the things can be bought at affordable price.
2. Tokyo (Japan)
Tokyo is one of the most famous cities in Japan. But do you know that though expensive, it is affordable? Initially this mega city of Japan had been very costly but now ranked at number 37 in the list of expensive but affordable cities. The city provides shelter to almost 38 million people. Average rates in the city include monthly rent to live in an apartment of 85 sq. m in an expensive location is $2749, transit pass is charged $92 per month and movie tickets for 2 persons equals to $31. Other than these, the average prices of 1 pack Marlboro cigarettes is $3.88, apples of 1kg is $5.42, branded sports shoes equals to $70. You are sure to enjoy living at this bit expensive but affordable city.
3. Amsterdam (Netherlands)
The name Amsterdam itself is very famous for being one of the topmost vacation destinations in Europe. Who can say that this city in Netherlands had been a petite fishing village when originated? However, it is not out from the list of 247 cities in the world which is expensive yet affordable. Ranked at number 23, the city has comparatively lower rent to the other expensive cities but sees high prices on regular purchases. Average costs include fast food meal of combo pack at $9, coca cola of 2 litres at $2.57, transit pass equals to $113 on monthly basis, 2 movie tickets at $26, deodorant (1 roll at $3.17) and whole milk (1 litre at $1.27). Considering the rent for apartment of 85 sq. m in an expensive location on average is $2266 counts to per month.
4. Honolulu (United States)
Coming at 27th, it is the Honolulu in the United States in the list of expensive cities. It houses only 1 million inhabitants in the Honolulu region. Located in the isolated region of Hawaii, the city is bit higher in comparison to the average prices. This city is quite affordable to other expensive cities in the United States namely San Francisco, New York and Sydney. The average costs in the city are fast food meal (combo pack at $8), coca cola (2 litres at $2.47), movie tickets for 2 persons ($ 21), Marlboro cigarettes (1 pack at $21), and whole milk (1 litre is charged at $2.08). In addition, the monthly rent on an average for 85 sq. m in an expensive location is charged $2620, deodorant (1 roll at $4.22) and branded sports shoes ($74) etc.
5. Sydney (Australia)
Next name in the list of expensive but affordable cities is the most popular tourist destination Sydney in Australia. Expats has ranked this beautiful city at 13th number. Although the rents are bit lower than other expensive cities in the list yet the consumer as well as transit goods make Sydney expensive. Average prices include whole milk of 1 litre at $1.40, deodorant of 1 roll at $3.80, branded sports shoes at $2708, apples of 1 kg at $3.60, movie tickets for two persons is $33 and the rent for a 85 sq. m in an expensive location is charged at $2620 on monthly basis etc.