In 2012, Japan's capital was ranked the world's most expensive city for expatriates, bumping down last year's number one, Luanda, Angola. The ranking was part of a survey by global employment consultancy firm Mercer. As New York City is a huge economy and international hub, it was used as a base city for the survey, explains Miriam Siscovick of Mercer. (New York ranked 33 this year, down from spot number 32 last year.)
In this photo, electronic lights are burning in the Tokyo skyline with Mt. Fuji in the background.