Moscow most expensive city in world for coffee

25 July 2008 by
Moscow most expensive city in world for coffee

Moscow is the most expensive city in the world to buy a cup of coffee, with the average cup including service, costing Muscovites $5.19 (£2.60).

London ranks tenth on the list, with the average coffee costing $2.20 (£1.10), below cities such as Tokyo, Brussels and Prague.

Paris is the second most expensive city for coffee at $3.45 (£1.73) a cup, Athens third at $3.38 (£1.70), Olympic host city Beijing fourth at $3.20 (£1.60) and Berlin fifth at $2.63 (£1.32).

The figures form part of the Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2008, which looks at the comparative cost of living in 143 cities around the world.

Yvonne Traber, a principal and research manager at Mercer, said the research confirmed the global trend for price increases on certain foodstuffs.

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By Christopher Walton

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