10 Most Expensive Cities to Live In Singapore is No. 1, but 2 US cities make top 10 By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff Posted Mar 11, 2016 10:07 AM CST 9 comments Comments The skyline of Singapore's financial district, a pricey place to live. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) (Newser) – Thanks to a stronger dollar, New York and Los Angeles just made their way onto a top 10 list, the Wall Street Journal reports, though it may not be a list they necessarily want to be on. They're No. 7 and 8, respectively, on the Economist Intelligence Unit's most expensive cities to live in around the globe, based on comparing the cost of living among cities. The survey looked at 400 prices across 160 products and services to come up with its ranking, including everything from gas to a loaf of bread. But the Journal notes a red flag that will probably make people in places like San Francisco (all the way down at No. 34) do a big ol' eyeroll: While the index counts everyday expenses including food, housing goods, and transportation, it doesn't include housing itself. The top 10: Singapore Hong Kong Zurich Geneva Paris London New York Los Angeles Seoul Copenhagen Full list here.