It's stressful and expensive when you move to a new country, but a new study shows the most expensive city to relocate to is San Francisco in the US.
The study was done by Movinga and revealed it will cost an average of $13 531 (about R195 600) for an individual and $24 004 for a family to move to San Francisco.
This research selected the most popular cities worldwide to analyse and then counted the essential costs associated with day-to-day living as well as rental prices were determined. It also looked at the budget needed to cover transportation, food and drink, as well as the price of a new phone plan.
The data also revealed other costs:
- Most expensive monthly transport is in London,UK (individual = $171, family = $427), followed by Cologne, Germany and Tokyo, Japan.
- Most expensive monthly food and drink costs is in Geneva, Switzerland (individual = $823, family = $1,906), followed by Zurich, Switzerland and Oslo, Norway.
- Most expensive monthly phone bills is in Canada (individual = $53, family = $107), followed by Japan and the United States.