Singapore has retained its position as the most expensive city in the world to live, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit that compares 133 cities worldwide.
The EIU examines the cost of more than 160 services and products including food, clothing and utility bills.
New York is used a base to with which to compare the other cities.
The second most expensive city using their criteria is Paris, followed by the Norwegian capital Oslo, with the Swiss city of Zurich coming in fourth, and Sydney, Australia, fifth.
While three of the most expensive are in Europe, including Paris in second place, the survey found that three of the cheapest cities to live are in India – Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai.