Human resources consulting giant Mercer released their annual cost of living survey, detailing the most expensive places to live on our growing-ever-more-crowded planet. We can take great pride in the list this year: Miami has finally made the Top 50 list, coming in at #39, up from #57 last year. New York is the most expensive city in the US, surprise surprise, and the 10th most expensive worldwide.
The rankings are based on prices of housing, transportation, food, household goods, clothing, and entertainment.
Of the other US cities on the list, Miami was barely edged out by Chicago (#38--dang it!) and got spanked by Los Angeles (#29) and San Francisco (#34). All four US cities were ranked lower on the list last year. It's becoming more expensive to be an American, apparently.