So, what do we get when we combine rampant urbanization with non-judicious usage of our energy resources for the industry with peppering of population growth and poor planning. The answer is very simple, it is pollution which is increasing at a significant rate. The increase in particulate matter levels causes an ecological imbalance. With, this entire imbalance we are endangering our own human species. However there are both sides of the coin , we have many great institutions and countries working relentlessly towards sustainable development, keeping in mind the importance maintaining the particulate matter. But, there are other few places in the world which have crossed many limits, note that this list is created by compiling the data from United Nations SPM Matter List. The list includes cities from different countries from different continents , here you continue with the list.
PM denotes Particulate Matter in the air.
1. Ahwaz, Iran
Well this city of Iran has crossed all its limits, the pollution levels are all time high. The major reason is multitude of oil and gas industries in this region, the air is polluted. Grave consequences are being seen with some bird species getting extinct to infinite cases of lung cancer on increase. The administration of Iran blamed US for Uranium used in the Iraq war, with the American government in its denial mode. All this blame game makes the life difficult for the denizens of this city.
2. Ulanbataar, Mongolia
The capital city of Mongolia featuring in this city is not surprising, because the country opened up its market in 1991 and became a market driven economy. Massive industrialisation took place, but the problem of pollution is so grave in the capital city that it is high time now to take preventive measures. The scenario seems to deteriorate with each passing year; the pm levels have been very high. No doubt about the fact that this Asian Tiger is having a difficult time on the environmental side.
3. Sanandaj, Iran
This fortified city of Iran is heavily polluted. The region has many industries lined up in the city. The city has seen many new industries coming up. The blame game began as soon as the report came up. The main problem seems to be unseen, but the point is that the imbalance between development and poverty vs. pollution.
4. Ludhiana, India
This city of Punjab has been a major business hub since the pre partition days, its legacy continues till this day. With infinite number of factories and business this city has been a major contributor in the GDP of Punjab. But, the pollution levels have increased ever since the number of industries was sky rocketing, and the government started to invest in reducing the burden of other cities in the nearby region.
5. Peshawar, Pakistan
It seems Pakistan has taken up many ranks in this list. With already three major cities to feature in the list, this one is fourth. The case of Peshawar is different from the other cities of Pakistan. It is a very traditional city and according to a report the majority of pollution in the city is caused by the urban population residing here. The degradation of air quality is because of this main reason.
In the last decade or so, India has progressed so much that it is now counted among the top three potential countries which is going to have the strongest economy in the next 20 years. The living standard of the people, infrastructure has grown a lot in this country. There is endless number of options available for the people to choose from and they can settle down in any city they want according to their choice and preference. Here we have listed the top ten such cities of India which are the most expensive. Here goes the list.
1. New Delhi
The Indian city which has topped the list is New Delhi. New Delhi is one of the best metropolitan cities not only in the country but also in the entire Asia. The gross domestic product of this city is 211.3 billion US dollars. Many major companies have their headquarters in this city. Further it is also the main political hub of the country. The real estate prices have increased a lot in this city. New Delhi is not only the political place but is also one of the most rocking cities in India. The night life of this city will surely attract you and you will feel like getting settled down here.
Mumbai is the city placed at the number second place in the list. Mumbai is also considered as the financial capital of India. The PPP gross domestic product of Mumbai is 125 billion US dollars and it is way behind New Delhi. The results of the various surveys which were conducted in various parts of the country reveals that Mumbai is in fact one of the richest cities in India purely based on the fact that it has the highest gross domestic product. Mumbai is also the home of the very famous Bollywood movies which attracts people the most. The cost of living in Mumbai is quite high and so is the real estate in here. The famous marine drive, home of Bollywood is among various things which attract people to this beautiful city.
The city which we have next is Bangalore and it has progressed so much in the last decade or so that today the economy of the India depends slightly on performance of the companies based in this south Indian city. The gross domestic product of Bangalore is 69 billion US dollars. Bangalore is one of the India’s most important and largest Information technology hubs. This beautiful city is also known by the name of the Garden city and most importantly as the Beta World City. In the coming years, Bangalore will become one of the most expensive cities not only in India but in the whole Asia. At this very moment Bangalore is one of the best city in India equipped with almost everything that is necessary in this modern lifestyle.
Considered as one of the most important metropolitan city in whole India, the city at the number fourth place is Chennai. Within a very short span of time, Chennai has grown in almost every field and so today it is among the most expensive place to live in when we are talking about India. The PPP gross domestic product list shows Chennai by a figure of 120 million US dollars. The outsourcing is one of the major industries in Chennai. Companies ranging from computers to Information technology, automobiles are the ones which have been a major backbone of Chennai’s economy. Chennai is an extremely charming place with eye-catching natural beauty.
The city which is at the number fifth place is Hyderabad. Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Going by the population, this city is the sixth largest city in India. The gross domestic product of this city is 58 billion US dollars. Moreover this south Indian city is also known by the name of “City of Pearls”. Hyderabad is home for large number of IT companies. The other industries which have boomed in and around Hyderabad are of pharmaceutical and biotechnology. Due to all these factors the real estate rate as well the cost of living in this city has taken a sharp rise. This is an excellent city to visit.
When it comes to vacationing or even relocating one of the biggest concerns can be the safety of the city in question. In this article we will cover the top ten most dangerous cities and why they are so dangerous. These cities include: San Pedro in Honduras and Juarez in Mexico.
Factors used to write this article: When it comes to determining the top ten most dangerous cities around the world there are a number of factors to take into consideration. Certainly the level of crime is one to consider since it could be something that you will experience firsthand living or vacationing in the city. Another important consideration is the current status of affairs between your native country, such as the United States and Canada, and the country in question. At any given time as a result of current affairs you may find that travel is ill-advised by your government to a specific location due to current relations. In countries that are experiencing civil war, terrorist threats or other political uprisings, it is generally advised to avoid travel.
1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Congratulations San Pedro Sula, it’s been nominated the murder capital of the world. While recent number are difficult to obtain, a study reported that a total of 1,143 murders were committed in 2011 in a city of 719,447 people. That’s 159 people killed for every 100,000 residents. That’s a murder rate 40 times higher than the average U.S. city, and 8 times higher than the most dangerous city in America (New Orleans).
Even the U.S. peace corps could not halt the crimes, the forces withdrew from Honduras after one member of the peace corps was shot in the leg in San Pedro Sula. Perhaps even more alarming is a study by the United Nations indicating that the city’s murder rate has more than doubled in the period from 2005 – 2010. Like many struggling Latin American countries, San Pedro Sula’s spike in extreme violence is largely a product of the drug trade, mixed with extreme poverty and high levels of corruption.
Squeezed out by President Calderon’s War on Drugs, many traffickers have set up shop in Honduras, leaving a trail of bloodshed and lawlessness in their wake. One doctor tells the story of how she was receiving 3 patients with gunshot wounds, only for a gunman to drop in and shoot them before casually walking away.
This data was compiled by the Citizen Council for Public Security, Justice, and Peace, a Mexican authority. The organization used intentional homicide statistics from 2012 to draw comparisons, focusing on cities in North, Central, and South America. Middle Eastern cities were not included.
Homicides: 1143 (2011)
2. Juarez, Mexico
Once known as the murder capital of the world, Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez has recently seen a 40 percent decline in murders. When this city was among the most murderous in the world, the morgue ran out of room, the corpses stacked to the ceiling in the wheezing walk-in freezers. Medical examiners, in plastic boots, performed a dozen autopsies a day as families of victims waited outside in numbers sufficient to require a line.
Between January and September of 2012, 681 murders were reported in Ciudad Juárez. While not a low number by anyone’s count, the murder rate is climbing down from 1,571 during the same time in 2011, according to statistics compiled by Molly Molloy, a researcher at New Mexico State University.
Hopefully things will start to improve as there is an apparent end in the war between the Sinaloa and Juárez, with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel taking control of the Mexican border city, according to Dr. Kathleen Staudt, professor of political science at the University of Texas-El Paso.
While the number of murders has dropped significantly over the last year, probably due to thousands fleeing the place and the monopoly of a major drug cartel, the situation in Juárez remains bleak. There is simply no telling when a major gang leader could be caught, an event which will surely set into motion another struggle for control over the drug trade and the city.
Calderon says that homicides across Mexico are decreasing, but suspicions linger because his government refuses to release nationwide data.
Homicides: 1571 (2011)
More Information about the War in Juarez:
Ciudad Juárez has been a front for one of the most brutal drug wars in history. Beginning in 2008, the four-year-long war has produced a horrifying number of recorded (with several unrecorded)casualties – 1,623 in 2008; 2,754 in 2009; 3,115 in 2010; 2,086 in 2011 ; and – thus far – 542 casualties in 2012. According to Juarez municipal officials, this past August recorded 34 murders – which is the lowest monthly death toll recorded in five years.
Over four years ago – in the midst of a Mexican drug war – El Pasoans also felt the negative impacts of the chaos that ensued as a result of the Drug War. Normally, El Pasoans would conduct everyday activities by traveling to-and-from Ciudad Juárez; people shopped, visited relatives and worked in the once-flourishing city. Once disaster struck, it became difficult to stray away from old habits, and in some cases, the possibility of being able to avoid the city was just not possible.
This strong relationship between El Paso and Juarez led to turmoil for many. Since many El Pasoans were unable to cut ties completely from Ciudad Juárez, they felt the same ramifications. News of assaults, kidnappings and deaths seemed to reach everyone. Families struggled with the very real possibility that someday it could be their family members or friends seen hurt, missing or dead in the news the following day. Unfortunately, for many, that possibility was already a reality.
3. Sana’a, Yemen
Yemen is an area that has often made government warnings as the U.S. department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the area. Constant political turmoil puts Sana’s the capital city of Yemen at the top of the list for areas within Yemen that should not be frequented. As protesters and government forces often clash many confrontations escalate out of control within minutes. As confrontations over politics continue the U.S. government has not only warned for citizens to avoid travel to the area but they have also advised those in Yemen to flee the country immediately while they are still able. The current gross domestic product per capita of Sana’s in Yemen is the forty-seventh lowest globally at $1,283 USD and just over seventeen percent of the population lives on less than $1 per day. The adult mortality rate per 1,000 for Sana’s is 357. The adult literacy rate is just over thirty seven percent.
The Yemen government is taking measures to decrease the carrying of guns, especially AK-47 machine guns, which can be intimidating to foreigners who visit the country. Many Yemenis consider a gun a basic part of their dress code, no different that traditional — dagger that many wear in their belts. They are worn as a symbol of pride and tradition, never to be used. While in Sana’a, I only say one citizen carrying an AK-47 in a traditional Yemeni restaurant.
There are still some military checkpoints at night in the City, and ones on the highway when you travel to the north. Apparently you are supposed to have some sort of travel permit when my client took me for a drive to see some of the northern villages. However, when we encounter the 1st checkpoint, he was able to talk us through without one. In a sense, the checkpoints make the country even safer, no different than the high presence of police in US cities.
4. Acapulco, Mexico
A second Mexican city has landed on the world’s most dangerous cities list – Acapulco. While it used to be a favorite vacation spot to check out scantily clad co-eds from neighboring places, it is now more famous and notorious for being the scene of a couple of the most bloodcurdling murders in the world.
Who can focus on the beauty of its picture-perfect beach when there were bloody, dismembered bodies taking precedence. News of such hideous crimes befalling the city has made the world sit up and recognize that what used to be a world-renowned tourist resort is now a place of fear, drug violence, and crime.
Homicides: 1,170 (2011)
Crimes happen mostly in working class neighborhoods that are just a few miles away from the luxury apartments, the vacation homes and the international franchise stores that line Acapulco’s coastal strip.
5. Maceio, Brazil
Maceió is the capital of the state of Alagoas in northeastern Brazil. It boasts some of the most gorgeous laces in Brazil and fantastic food (the tapiocas made with polvilho azedo and grated coconut or carne de sol and queijo de coalho, also known as “the crêpes of the Northeast,” are superb)…and some of the most original public telephones in Brazil! Brazilian creativity at its best! The beaches in town are polluted, unfortunately, but you can drive south to some of Brazil’s best beaches.
There is a lot to do at Maceio’s beaches. The best sightseeing experience is to take a boat out to the natural pools. There are colorful reefs off the coast of Maceio, and at low tide they turn into swimming pools. These pools are great for snorkeling and diving. Most Maceio beaches also have surfing, wind-surfing, jet skis and kite surfing. Then again, you can always just sit in the shade of a palm tree and sip a liqeuer.
The urban Maceio beaches are crowded but lots of fun if you like a party atmosphere. If you want peace and quiet, there are also remote beaches a little way from the city where you can be all alone. This Maceio Brazil guide tells you where to go and when.
But…the gorgeous beaches and the parties never add up to the significant crime in the city. Government officials eager to attract tourism point out that residents are killing each other, not outsiders, and that the killing mostly occurs in the favelas (slums), and not in picturesque beauty spots. Still, being the 2nd most violent city in the world isn’t exactly a selling point when it comes to tourism.
Brazil as a country is notorious for having high crime rates. While some of this is hype, and conditions have improved recently, the country has a history of political instability, and high incidents of violent crimes.
Murder caught on tape! The victim is the man in black shirt seated and the man in yellow shirt is the principal of the crime. The boy who arrives on a bicycle is the murderer. The murder was because of debts with drugs.
This is a list of the Top 10 most heavily populated cities in Europe. This list was compiled using 1913 census and include all those who lived within the ‘city limits’ or ‘city boundary’ at the time.
1. London, U.K.
London started of the 20th century as the capital of the world’s largest Empire and Britain’s dominant city. One third of the entire trade of Great Britain went through London’s docks.
Royal junctures such as the coronation of King Edward VII emphasized London’s role as the national capital of the largest empire of the world. But London was also a source for change. The decade saw rising political unrest in the capital as women and working men protested their demands to be given the right to vote. London’s local government also dawned a new era as 28 new metropolitan boroughs took over the administration of districts in inner London.
2. New York, USA
Population: 4,024, 780
In many ways the streets of New York in the early 1900s would look familiar to those who live and walk the streets today. Traffic was muddled with early cars, streetcars, bicycles, pedestrians and horses all fighting to find space in this vibrant city. Inhabitants were a mix of people from a myriad of different cultures. Central Park was a favorite gathering spot for the city’s poor who wanted to escape the packed tenements. Wall Street was still one of the country’s great financial centers. Broadway plays and professional baseball games were also present for those who could afford the tickets. The city, however, has gotten taller. In 1913 the Woolworth Building opened. At 55 stories, it was the tallest building in the world at that time.
3. Paris, France
Paris is a city along the Seine River in France that has many famous landmarks. It is very rich in art and culture. I wrote this report about twenty five years ago. It’s about how this famous city grew and changed over the last few thousand years, since 1900, and through both World Wars.
In the early 1900s, artists from across the world migrated to the Left Bank of Paris. This tour featured the cafés, apartments, and streets where these artists lived and worked during the prime season of Modernism.
Few locations and time periods have seen as much artistic production as Paris during the early 1900s. The American writers Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of their best works in the city of love; Irish writer James Joyce wrote and published Ulysses, widely considered to be one of the most important novels of the 20th century. Painters such as Pablo Picasso created works that drastically altered the definition of art.
4. Tokyo, Japan
Southwest Tokyo, now known as the “burbs” of Tokyo, began to slowly enlarge in the early 1900s as the idea of developer Eichi Shibusawa. He purchased and named the area Denenchofu with a plan to create a “garden suburb” designed after some of the suburban developments in other major cities. His idea gained more than enough success, but the garden suburb truly began to boom after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. Central Tokyo was leveled but Denenchofu remained virtually unharmed. Soon after many broad-minded Tokyoites bought into the idea, giving birth to what is now often called the “Beverley Hills” of Tokyo.
5. Berlin, Germany
The primordial conditions were unbearable for a world national capital, and the Imperial government brought in its scientists, engineers and urban planners to not only solve the scarcity but to forge the world’s model city. With those changes a British expert concluded that Berlin represented “the most complete application of science, order and method of public life,” adding “it is a marvel of civic administration, the most modern and most perfectly organized city that there is.”
In the meantime, Berlin had become an industrial city. Improvements to the infrastructure were needed; in 1896 the construction of the subway (U-Bahn) began and was completed in 1902. The neighborhoods around the city center were filled with tenement blocks.
The surroundings saw extensive development of industrial areas East of Berlin and wealthy residential areas in the South-West.
In terms of high culture, museums were being built an enlarged, and Berlin was on the verge of becoming a major musical city. Berlin dominated the German theater scene, with the government-supported Opernhaus and Schauspielhaus, as well as numerous private playhouses included the Lessing and the Deutsches theatres.
This list examines the top 10 cities in the world that are prone to hurricanes. Despite the devastating effects of hurricanes and tropical storms in recent years, travelers are often lured by low airfares and cheap hotel rates to the hurricane zone, which includes the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the beaches along the Atlantic Coast. With Hurricane Isaac on the way, as we speak, we hope and pray for those in its path.
1. New Orleans:
Hurricane Katrina is the most associated hurricane with the city of New Orleans. Louisiana has been hit by 49 hurricanes between 1851 and 2004. 18 of them have been identified as category 3. The problems that New Orleans face is in due part to the average elevation being 1.8 metres below sea level. This causes a shallow depression that is ringed by levees and vulnerable to flooding.
Thailand is a small country with a coastal line along the Gulf of Thailand Coast and Andaman Sea Coast. The coastal areas have a tropical climate with 2 monsoon winds from May to October. These monsoons bring in heavy rains. The passing cyclones generated in South China Sea cause large tidal waves. Most of Thailand, including Bangkok and Phuket receive about 3-4 storms a year.
3. Hsin-Liao, China:
Typhoon Carla hit the Philippine Sea on October 15, 1967. When weakened, the typhoon caused extreme rainfall. In China, 108.21 in. of rain fell in 48 hours between October 17-19, 1967. To date it is the wettest to ever hit China.
4. Santiago de Cuba:
The Flora Typhoon of 1963 saw a total of 100 in. of rain over a 5 day period. In Cuba, over 2000 people perished as Typhoon Flora hit. Flora is the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes to ever be recorded. It was the 7th tropical storm and 6th hurricane the Atlantic in 1963.
5. Baguio City:
The July, 1911 cyclone hit Baguio City hard with 87.01 in. of rain. The summer monsoons usually bring heavy rain to the Phillipines between the months of May and October. In the mountainous areas there are approximately 196.9 in of rain each year. This brings high winds and waves to the area.
The term global city alludes to authority, complexity, leadership, affluence, influence and global interconnectedness. To be called a global city means that activities and ideas stemming from the city have the ability to shape the world. Although there is no tangible method to assign this label to any one city, it is undoubtable that centres such as New York and London can lay claim. Assessed as individual metropolises, these two cities have a strong international image that incorporates diverse cultural events, lively populations and commanding business and financial clout. It is thus possible to make a number of broad observations about the nature of global cities.
1. Accra, Ghana:
Times are changing for this city on West African coast. In 1874, the city was viewed as a settlement of thatched houses with crooked streets. Now, global actors describe the cities as a globalizing city, lively with economic opportunities. At a growing rate of 4.3%, it is the fastest growing city in Africa.
The city has a long way to go. According to George Owusu, rapid urbanization and urban growth in the city is one of most difficult challenges for urbanite Ghanaians. Owusu argues that the challenge is that the housing delivery system in Accra is unable to meet high demand. This strains the existing housing stock in the city on an exponential rate. He believes that creative policies is the solution to the inadequate housing in the city. These policies must take into consideration Accra’s status as a global city.
The city recently ranked on the top 10 emerging sustainable cities to watch in 2012. I honestly believe this city has a lot of potential and deserves to be on the top of this list.
2. Gurgaon, India:
This city, which is on the edge of New Delhi, India, is the centre for Information Technology. It is also a city of exponential growth where middle class Indians are living in tall structures.
Not many of you have heard about this city. It is located in the north Indian state of Haryana and has changed profoundly in the last 15 years. Unprecedented growth in business process outsourcing and information technology enabled services (ITeS) made this city a key node that linked the country with the global economy.
The global and urbanized environment is unique. The construction of vast global spaces has changed the urban landscapes. Traditional social structures have been let go and newer class structures, based on consumption and space access, have been embraced.
Land and area wise this city-state maybe minuscule; however, real estate prospects have increasingly played an important role in the functioning of the whole economy. Singapore had enjoyed a large growth which has provided governments substantial revenues and the popula-ce with wealth. The city is known to be a property state because of these factors and its rent seeking economies.
In January of 2011, the country also took the 3rd spot on the globalization index, behind Hong Kong and Ireland. The tiny republic sits on trillions of dollars of foreign reserves. It also houses approximately 7,000 multinational corporations. Moreover, it deserves a spot on this list for evolving today as one of the most flourishing nations in the world with regard to global business.
4. Athens, Greece:
This is the urban centre of the Western Civilization. The idea of democracy was first introduced in Ancient Greece. This was a time when direct democracy was still manageable and when population was limited. Now again, all eyes are on Greece and its economic turmoil. What affects the country and its capital, is buffeting the European Union and all of us around the world. We can only wait and see whether Greece can get back on its feet.
5. New York City, United States:
A number of newly emerging and maturing global economies have emerged, giving the United States a boot kick. United States has had its bout with insecurity, becoming skeptical about its ability to compete in the global market. For example, China: It has a powerful centralized government and has powerfully focused its investments on national priorities. Given this, the United States has become worried about being left in the dust.
United States has a muddled democracy, regulated capitalism and occasional oppeness to immigration. New York, specifically, is the meeting point for what John F. Kennedy called a nation of immigrants. Nearly 40% (as of 2000) of New Yorkers were born outside of the country. This does not include the illegal immigrants and foreign diplomats, businessmen/women and tourists.
It should be further noted that New York is one of the few states to understand the centrality of immigration. Leaders across NY cities, for example, began their political campaigns with trips to the 3 Is: Italy, Ireland and Israel. It follows the traditional role of being a gathering place. It is what makes this city work.
Most recently the Occupy Wall Street resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions has garnered much attention. The protestors do not tolerate the greed and corruption of the upper class. They use revolutionary Arab Spring tactics to achieve their ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of others. This ideology has spread throughout the world and across state borders, including in Canada.
For a number of centuries, people in Europe used to ring church bells and fire cannons in order to try to prevent hail. After World War II, cloud seeding was done in order to eliminate the hail threat. To this day, no hail prevention method has proven to work.
The list is based on momentum. It attempts to examine the storms which were significant for their record-setting phenomena. From storms with the heaviest and the most severe hailstones, to storms with the largest life loss, the world has seen it all. Let’s remember those who suffered the loss due to the severity of the storms.
1. Gopalganj, Bangladesh:
This was the heaviest hailstorm in the world, occurring on April 14, 1986. The storm killed 92 people and recorded the heaviest hailstone art 2.25 pounds. The storm hit the city at more than 100mph.
2. Yuwu, China:
This city recorded the largest hail stones ever in 1902. Within 15 minutes, the stones the size of baseballs fell, breaking skylights, roofs, street lights and shattering electric signs. The loss totaled more than $2 million.
3. Cheyenne, Wyoming:
This is the most hail-prone city with 9 to 10 hailstorms per season. Like Colorado, the state has a region known as Hail Valley where the epicentre is demarcated.
4. Denver Colorado:
The state and not just the city has a hail season from April and August. The front range of Colorado is located in the middle of hail valley. This region sees the highest frequencies of large hails in North America.
5. Bucharest, Romania:
A large rainstorm was witnessed on July 25, 1872. The rain did not just bring hail, it brought with it a myriad of black worms that littered the streets. In the summer of 1997, Romania, including Bucharest suffered heavy rains again. The storm caused major damages, including 24 death, 464 damaged houses, 295,085 ha of affected agricultural land.
Most cities occasionally do get smog advisories during the summers (wherever applicable). Many cities have consistent and extreme cases of heat alerts. Here are just 10 cities which hit the record.
1. Kuwait City, Kuwait:
The average temperature this city is 46.9 °C. It was the subject to Time Magazine’s article “Extreme Heat: 10 Worldwide Spots With Tough Temperatures”. Best time to visit the city is during March, April, October and November when temperatures are between 20 °C and 30°C.
2. Ahwaz, Iran:
This city in Kuwait has an average high of 46.8 °C. The temperatures are more extreme in this city as opposed to Kuwait City. The hottest month ever was July 2000 when temperatures reached 48.1 °C (average).
3. Jizan City, Saudia Arabia:
This is a port city on the Red Sea cost. It has a population of little less than 2 million. The temperatures are consistently hot throughout the year. From April through to October temperatures average around 30 °C and 40°C.
4. Bangkok, Thailand:
This is a city that faces extreme air pollution which causes smog. The pollution is known to trap hot air with the city, causing extreme humidity. The temperatures are on average 40°C and stay that way throughout the day. November to February is known to be the driest time of the year, yet the most visited as well. Although the average temperatures are around 29°C, the temperatures are known to rise to 39°C.
5. Aziziya, Libya:
This city recorded a whopping 57.8°C on September 13, 1922. The city is located in the Sahara Desert, the largest in the world and the driest.
Several factors are taken into consideration while ranking costliest cities in the world. Costliest cities are in fact the richest and the most influential among other cities. Economic condition, political stability, living conditions etc are some of the factors that are taken into account while determining rankings. There may be other cities which are equally rich but here we present the top 10 costliest cities in the world for 2011 based on expenses on living.
So here we are with the most expensive city Tokyo. Japan’s economy thrives in Tokyo which is also its capital. It is spread over an area of 2187 sq km. The population stands at over 13 Million thereby making it the most populated city on earth. You will not find a single skyscraper here because Tokyo is highly earthquake prone and several earthquakes had hit the city in the past. Living cost is very costly in Tokyo.
The second costliest city in the world is gorgeous Paris. Paris is famous for the breathtaking architectures and timeless historical buildings. It is Europe’s second largest city. Every year 45 million tourists come to visit Paris out of which 60% are foreign tourists. Known as the most fashionable city in the world, Paris is home to several world famous landmarks. Food and accommodation is very expensive here.
It is a strategic economic center of the world that acts as bridge between western and eastern economy. London is considered as the richest city in Europe thanks to its $ 565 Billion GDP. People find it very thrilling to live in this city. The top 100 business organizations of UK and top 100 organizations of Europe have their headquarters in Central London.
Living cost is very high in London. The monthly rental of a two bedroom apartment ranges from 1,500 to 2,000 pounds here in central London. A meal for a single person in a restaurant will cost about ten pounds. Transportation being quite expensive it costs 20 pounds for a bus trip between two bus stops.
Fourth on the list is Russia’s capital city Moscow. Moscow is known as ‘Red Bear’ and almost 25% of Russia’s domestic oil requirement is met by this city. Clothes, recreation facilities etc are very expensive here.
The monthly rental of a furnished luxury two bedroom apartment begins at US $ 4500. Monthly utility bills per household range from US $ 250. Monthly cost of meals for a three member family ranges from US $ 500. A cup of coffee in Moscow costs US $9 which is by far the most expensive rate in comparison to other nations.
Geneva is an important city of Switzerland. It has the second highest population after Zurich. The headquarters of several international organizations with worldwide presence like Red Cross and the United Nations are located here.
Monthly rental of a three bedroom apartment ranges from US $ 3000. Monthly cost for three meals for a household costs about US $ 1200. Insurance is expensive here. A wellness-insurance will cost US $ 800. For single individuals accommodation costs ranges from US $ 400 to 650 for a room. In addition monthly food expenses come to around US $ 450. Transportation costs either by bus or tram ranges from US $ 100-170. Other expenses come to around US $500 per month. Therefore a single person staying in Geneva has to spend USD $ 1500 to 1800 every month.
Choosing a honeymoon destination is not an easy decision to make for the newlywed couple. There are breath-taking places where you can have an unforgettable honeymoon experience. Let’s look over world’s top ten locations best considered for honeymoon.
Situated on the river Seine, Paris is the capital of France. Paris is known as ‘the city of love’. The country comes first among the best honeymoon destinations around the world. The reason is its beautiful sites, such as, Eiffel Tower, Disneyland Resort, The Louvre, etc. If you are in Paris celebrating your honeymoon, you will never spend a day out of romance. Paris is all about love and beauty. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. The museums, monuments and artworks of Paris are highly esteemed across the globe.
Situated in Italy, Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is the capital city of Italy. It is the third most visited vacation spots in the world. This country has a very rich history of Italian art and culture. The history is as interesting as its beautiful eye-catching sites. Rome’s monuments and museums are among world’s top 50 most visited tourist destinations. A honeymoon is empty without beautiful scenery and surroundings and Rome is the city of beautiful ancient sceneries.
This city is the capital of the Veneto. It is situated in northern Italy. It is also known as ‘The City of Light’, ‘City of Water’, ‘City of Bridges’, and ‘Queen of Adriatic’. The city consists of 118 small islands stretching around the Venetian Lagoon. This is an extremely beautiful city famous for its history, cultural artifacts and beautiful sites around. The honeymoon couple will be surrounded by a relaxing water view. The ancient art and Venice’s beauty is extremely capable of extending your honeymoon vacation.
This country is made of 29 islands, 661 cays and 2,387 rocks is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The official language is English, making tourist vacations even easier. Your honeymoon vacation can never be better than it will be on Bahamas. Bahamas is famous for its white find sand, Coral Beaches, Tropical sceneries, clear sparkling water surrounding the island and glittering sunshine. Its capital is Nassau. Celebrating precious moments of your honeymoon in the beauty of Bahamas is worth it. You will find a spirit of joy and vacation in Bahamas.
Explore the beauty of ancient history and heritage in this city with your spouse. Florence is the capital city of Tuscany. The city is famous for its core importance in the Middle Ages and The Renaissance. The architecture of this city will become an unforgettable experience for you. Digging in to history is going to give you a memorable experience, more than adventure. The city’s artworks, architecture, tourist sites, museums and monuments have become one of the major attractions for tourists around the world.