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Hong Kong is the most expensive place in the world for expatriate rental accommodation, with average monthly costs of USD 10 929.

Rental prices for expats in Singapore have dropped by 1.3% to an average of USD 4 215 per month.

Dublin rental accommodation has climbed 35 places to 26th in the global rankings over the last 12 months.

Dublin re-enters the top 10 most liveable cities in the world thanks to improved personal safety in 2018.

Edinburgh is the only UK city in the top 20 most liveable cities in the world for European expats, closely followed by Aberdeen at 21.


Singapore is once again named the most liveable location for East Asian expats


Hong Kong is now the joint 41st most liveable location for East Asian workers, down from 29th.


Chinese cities have seen further improvements in their liveability scores, as Beijing, Nanjing, Shenzhen and many others all rise in the liveability rankings.

UK has dropped 81 places in the Cost of Living ranking since the Brexit referendum, as the weakened post-referendum pound makes UK one of cheapest countries in Europe for international employees.