The 20 Most Expensive Places to Buy a Home in the Entire World

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Getting a great deal on a new home is always welcome when it comes to purchasing a home, but you can rest assured that no one is getting a great deal in any of the world’s most expensive cities. Living in the most expensive cities in the world is not just a little bit more money than living elsewhere; it’s so much more money that buyers are capable of taking their budget in any of these cities and turning it into dozens of homes in smaller cities and towns, or the biggest and most amazing homes in other locations. These cities are gorgeous, and they’re expensive.

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taipei

Taipei

Living in Taiwan is hugely popular right now. With so many companies making this city home, business men and women in the most important industries in the world are flocking to this city to make it their home base, and for a very good reason. The city is very trendy, it’s very busy and it’s congested. That means that homes are few and far between, making them very expensive to purchase for those who want to make Taipei home. For only $7,112 per square meter, though, anyone can buy something livable in the city.

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Luxembourg

Luxembourg

When it comes to beauty, this is the city that makes other cities appear as if they were merely trying to reach this level of aesthetic appeal. Luxembourg is one of the most historical, most beautifully built cities in the world. Here you will find old homes and buildings with so much attention to detail that builders today should feel shameful they don’t spend this type of time and attention on the little things that make living so amazing. For a grand price of around $7,654 per square meter, you’re certainly paying for those beautiful details here.

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rome

Rome

Italy is the most romantic country in the world. Some might say that it’s not, but it really is. With the good food, the amazing wine and the beautiful landscape no matter where you go, there is nothing here that is not gorgeous. Simply divine in terms of architectural beauty, a rich history and an even richer culture, Rome is one of the most significant cities in the world. Never trendy but always desirable for most everyone in the world, living here is not inexpensive. In fact, buying here will cost buyers around $8,007 per square meter.

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toronto

Toronto

Canada is known for being a very friendly country with very friendly people. They keep to themselves, but they occasionally send us superstars such as Drake and Justin Bieber to the states, and they maintain their reputation for being a kind nation. However, that doesn’t change the fact that there are cities here like Toronto that are so trendy and so in demand that people can sell their homes to others for an asking price so expensive it’s almost impossible to live here for the average joe. At more than $8,288 per square meter, prices here are astronomical.

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helsinki

Helsinki

When you think of Finland, you probably don’t. This is simply not a country that is on the radar of many people. You rarely hear of it in the news, you rarely hear of people choosing to go here for a tropical vacation and you never really hear of anyone going anything noteworthy here. Perhaps that’s why so many people love this city and want to make it their home. The waterfront city is not only beautiful, it’s peaceful. That’s why sellers can ask upwards of $8,390 per square meter of buyers when they decide it’s time to leave.

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stockholm

Stockholm

Sweden is known for being one of the most beautiful countries. The mountains and the landscape make it one of the most desirable areas in the world, and the business center here is among the most important in the world. Stockholm is a city made for business and made for money, and you’ll need plenty of that to call this city home. With some of the most intricate and beautiful architecture in the world, Stockholm hopefuls need to prepare to spend around $9,439 per square meter for a home.

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Tel Aviv

Israel is not really a country you might expect to land in the top of the most expensive cities in the world, but it is. Tel Aviv is a huge business center, a place where the rich and famous like to call home, and a place where businessmen and women go to make their homes and make their lives their own. It’s a huge city, and it’s got a lot to offer. That’s precisely the reason this very contemporary, very modern city with its trendy nature can charge buyers around $10,166 for every square meter of living space in the city.

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Tokyo

Tokyo

Japan is trendy right now. For the past few years, it’s grown to become one of the most technological cities in the world, as well as one of the most successful business centers in the world. This means that those who live here are making big money and paying that same big money to live in a home that is even remotely livable. Even the least expensive homes here are more expensive than homes in most other parts of the world, and the most expensive are beyond reach for even some of the richest people in many cities. For one square meter the average price is $10,784.

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Mumbai

This Indian city is very charming, but it’s also very trendy. It’s here you will find many of the country’s most famous people, the wealthiest people and the most amazing real estate. It’s more modern than other cities in other countries, but the city still has some of the most historic landmarks that people want to experience in their lives. To buy a remotely decent home here, buyers are going to spend a premium per square foot. Right now, prices are coming in at around $11,455 for every square meter.

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Vienna

For a staggering $14,592 for every square meter, you’re paying so much money to live in this city that it’s not even remotely funny. It’s did not quite break into the top 10 as one of the most expensive cities in the world as of the most recent real estate market pricing, but this Austrian city is one people love. It’s beautiful. The architecture, the sites, the city itself is just breathtaking. It is an older city, and the real estate here allows for some of the most intricate work and detail imaginable, making the prices worthwhile.

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shanghai

Shanghai

To live here and buy a home, you’re looking at paying approximately $1 million to buy roughly 500-square feet of living space. The average American home is around 2000-square feet and it has anywhere from three to four bedrooms and at least two bathrooms. If you break down the average American home into four homes, you could buy it for $4 million in Shanghai. It’s one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world for almost every buyer imaginable.

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Moscow Travel Destination

Moscow

When moving here, buyers are looking for spaces that are high up and already ready for them to move into. They want luxury high-rise living, and buyers are willing to pay a hefty premium to find it here. That means they’re spending as much as $1 million for every 462-square feet of space their home encompasses, making it one of the most expensive places in the world to call home. Even some of the most expensive homes in America are nowhere near that much money per square foot.

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Paris

The city of love, the most beautiful city in the world; it’s also one of the most expensive cities in the world. Living in Paris is a dream come true for many, but it’s not an affordable reality for most people here save for the wealthiest of the wealthy. For less than 450-square feet of space here, buyers are going to spend $1 million. Of course, in a city with buildings as historical and beautiful and land at such a premium, it’s not shocking to those familiar with the real estate scene.

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Sydney

Sydney

Most people consider living down under to be a cost-effective way to live somewhere gorgeous and near the beach, but Sydney has changed dramatically over the past few years. This city in Australia is not exactly known for being affordable. For only $1 million, buyers are going to get about 443-square feet of living space. That’s not even a half of a small house in America, and it’s still more expensive than most dream houses in many locations in other parts of the world.

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New York

New York City

The good news is that we know New York is an expensive place to call home. In the most high-end neighborhoods in the city, buyers need millions upon millions to buy real estate to call their own. In fact, the average price around here per square foot is so expensive that it’s almost laughable. A New York City real estate buyer will get around 432-square feet for around $1 million. The properties are slowing getting smaller, but the price is staying the same.

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Geneva

Geneva

If you’d like to take your million dollars to Geneva, you’ll get even less than you will in any of the already mentioned cities. It’s here you will find that the way of live is peaceful, the views are breathtaking and everything seems so perfect all the time. However, for one million dollars, you’re getting less than 365-square feet of living space, which is not much at all. If you want more space, you’ll need more millions. The cost of buying a home here is astronomical.

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Singapore

There are few things that people do not fall in love with when they visit Singapore. The nightlife is crazy, the city is always lively and there is so much to do that you’ll never have the opportunity to find yourself bored with nothing to do. However, you’ll also find that it’s not easy to find a home here. So many people want to live here that sellers can ask an exorbitant amount of money for land that is not even remotely large, and the price tag on that space is at a premium. One million dollars here buys you approximately 350-square feet and not much more.

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London

London

Anyone looking for high-end living is looking for space in London. This beautiful city is historic, classic and beautiful in every manner. It’s one of the most amazing cities in the world, and that’s why so many people are willing to pay so much money to call the city home. Even prices outside the city are higher than usual, and that’s what makes this one of the most expensive cities in the world to purchase real estate. You’ll get approximately 271-square feet for every million dollars spent in London.

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Scenes of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Anyone looking to live in Hong Kong must have very deep pockets. This is a city that has premium living space, but it’s not going to come cheap. So many people looking for real estate here are surprised at the prices, but it’s all about supply and demand. Since Hong Kong is so in demand at the moment, prices for homes and living spaces are higher than they’ve been in many years, and people are paying more to live here than just about anywhere else in the world. For a marginally decent space in Hong Kong, buyers are looking to pay one million dollars for only 221-square feet of living space.

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Monaco Travel Destination

Monaco

The most expensive city in the entire world for real estate, Monaco isn’t even that large. It is, however, very desirable. The people who call this city home are among the wealthiest in the entire world. It’s simply not possible to live here if you haven’t deep pockets. The city is one of the most beautiful, one of the most elegant and one of the most high-end cities in the world, and that’s why sellers can ask a million dollars for only 161-square feet of space. It’s at a premium, but it’s because people who live here are living amongst the most famous and the wealthiest men and women in every industry in the world.

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Written by Tiffany Raiford

Tiffany Raiford is a lifelong Floridian, wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four littles (two girls and boy/girl twins...no, they are not identical and yes, I'm sure). My kids love to whine, so I love to wine. My loves include nap time, bed time, date night, travel and evenings and weekends when my husband is home because he handles all diaper changes.

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