A new survey reveals the most expensive city in world, see stunning images here

The deadly coronavirus pandemic has impacted the cost of living all across the globe. The 2021 Cost of Living city ranking conducted by Mercer, which is an American asset management firm, revealed that Ashgabat, Turkmenistan is the most expensive city in the world for international employees for 2021. The city is followed by Hong Kong, Beirut, Tokyo, Zurich, Shanghai and many more. 

Ashgabat- the most expensive city in the world

Participants perform as they parade in central Ashgabat on September 27, 2018, on the 27th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence. 

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong has been pushed down to second place. In the image, pedestrians walk on a Kowloon promenade next to Victoria Harbour that provides views of the city skyline in Hong Kong.

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Beirut, Lebanon

At third place comes Beirut. In the image from the area of Dbayeh at the northern outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut shows waves crashing along the seashore during stormy weather with the Beirut skyline prominent in the background.

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Tokyo, Japan

The countdown clock for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is displayed, 30 days before the opening ceremony, outside a Tokyo station in Tokyo on June 22, 2021.

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Zurich, Switzerland

At fifth place comes Zurich in Switzerland, which has dropped down by one position from last year.

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Shanghai, China

Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm over Shanghai on May 14, 2021.

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Singapore, Singapore

In this file photo taken on August 13, 2019 visitors walk along the bridge leading to the Merlion park in Singapore.

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Geneva, Switzerland

On place eight, comes Swiss city of Geneva. The image shows shows a swan swimming past mooring buoys on Lake Geneva, off the city of Vevey.

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Beijing, China

The image shows people visiting the Forbidden City in Beijing during the Labour Day holidays, which take place from May 1 to May 5, on May 3, 2021.

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Bern, Switzerland

At the tenth place comes the Swiss city of Bern. The image shows Mountain Eiger and city of Grindelvald on January 11, 2012

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