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Moving Within These US Cities? Open Your Wallet

Moving within certain cities in California is especially costly

(Newser) - Ready to pack up and move—but maybe not too far? If you're looking for a better school district or just a fresh new start in a nearby neighborhood, 24/7 Wall St. looked at how much it costs to move within 100 of the largest US metro areas. To... More »

10 Most Expensive Cities When Living Abroad

You'll need deep pockets in Hong Kong

(Newser) - One great reason to refuse that work transfer to Hong Kong: It might cost you an arm and a leg. The city tops Mercer's 2016 Cost of Living Rankings of the world's most expensive cities for expatriates, based on the costs of housing (typically rentals), transportation, currency fluctuation,... More »

10 Most Expensive Cities to Live In

Singapore is No. 1, but 2 US cities make top 10

(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... More »

Tokyo Falls as World's Costliest City

Inflation makes Singapore world's priciest

(Newser) - Tokyo, rated the world's most expensive city last year by the Economist Intelligence Unit , has dropped out of the top five thanks to the soaring cost of living in other cities, including the new No. 1, Singapore. The city-state was sent to the top of the list by its... More »

Man Buys Foot-Wide Slice of Hamptons Beach for $120K

Yes, you read that right

(Newser) - And now, in bonkers purchases: Not only did a man pony up $120,000 for a one-foot-wide slice of beach in East Hampton, he secured his tony property after an intense bidding war with another Manhattan financier. Even Suffolk County, which acquired the land a decade ago, was floored. It... More »

NYC Restaurant Offers $1K Caviar Pizza

Other toppings include Maine Lobster

(Newser) - Have an extra $1,000 lying around and a craving for a decadent snack? Pop in to Nino's Restaurant in New York City and order the Bellisima Pizza. The luxurious pie, going for a thousand bucks, is smothered with six different types of caviar, reports Yahoo . You'll also... More »

The World's Priciest City Is...

...Tokyo, according to annual survey

(Newser) - Looking to ditch these shores and move abroad? Don't head to Tokyo unless you have plenty of moolah to bankroll your expat lifestyle. A cup of coffee will run you $8.29 there, and a single ticket to a movie clocks in at $22.97. Part of the reason... More »

World's Priciest Hamburgers

Chow down on truffles and gold leaf

(Newser) - Tired of the same ol' Big Mac? Try biting into one of these burgers, smothered in fancy goodies that make them the most expensive beef patties in the world. The Huffington Post rounds them up: More »

15 Priciest Cities for Tourists

Oslo tops the list while crisis-proof Switzerland lands spots #2 and #3

(Newser) - If you happen to be flush with cash, then this list of the 15 most expensive places to visit on the globe should not limit your vacation plans. Otherwise, steer clear or prepare to splurge. The list, courtesy of US News' Travel site , is compiled from UBS' Prices and Earnings... More »

11 Insanely Expensive Gift Ideas

A trip to outer space will run you only $200K

(Newser) - 'Tis the season for giving, and what better way to show your appreciation for someone then to bestow them with an absurdly lavish gift, presuming you are nestled high up into the 1%. Here are 11 of the most ludicrously expensive gift ideas, courtesy of Time :
  • Pacifier, $17,000:
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Record Dessert Costs $35K

It does, however, come with a diamond

(Newser) - Filed under the what-recession category: A UK chef has concocted the world's most expensive dessert, which will set you back $35,000, reports Time . Along with dark chocolate pudding, champagne caviar, and gold-laced biscuits, you get a 2-karat diamond. The dessert from chef Marc Guibert at the Lindeth Howe... More »

How to Spend $4M in a Day

It's possible, with surprisingly few steps

(Newser) - Recession? What recession? Inspired by the $175 cheese sandwich that some fancypants cheese show unveiled this week, The Frisky puts together a fantasy day in which you could spend more than $4 million:
  • Breakfast: Stick to your budget with a nice, simple bagel. A $1,000 bagel that is, served
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World's Most Expensive Home Sells For...

...a whopping $305 million, according to reports

(Newser) - Perhaps you thought Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s recent $40 million mansion purchase was a bit extravagant. Well, it was nothing compared to this: The world’s most expensive home just sold for $305 million, according to the New York Post , which cites a report in the London Times.... More »

Foreclosures on Pricey Properties Pick Up

Well-to-do buyers weren't immune to wacky loans, and they're coming due

(Newser) - The country's most expensive homes are now making up a larger segment of foreclosures in the most recent spike of mortgage defaults. An analysis of recent data shows that 30% of June foreclosures involved homes valued in the top third based on location; that’s up from just 16% at... More »

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