Various factors contribute into a city’s cost-of-living for expatriate employees, such as monetary value, consumer confidence, investment, interest rates, exchange rates of the country’s currency, and housing costs. Combine all these and some living standards and you get these lovely but expensive cities. Almost all of them are in the US, Europe, China, Japan and the UAE.
On 11th march 2011 a great earthquake occurred at coastal area of japan triggering a huge tsunami. Many people died, nuclear plants partially destroyed.