A comprehensive cost of living survey was recently conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting and, for the second year in a row, Moscow topped the list. I've been to Moscow. I can tell you first-hand: dinner and a recently-released Hollywood movie costs you about as much as your monthly car payment (if you go, though, be sure to order the pelmeni; at a good restaurant it's almost totally worth it).
Moving up from the number 5 spot to number 2 "“that's right blokes—London, where even a McDonald's combo-meal will set you back a day's pay. The survey included 143 cities across six continents and measured the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. Here's the top 10 with the rest of the list after the jump.