It's official- Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world. Read all about it here.
I've heard that salaries are often higher here to compensate for the costs, but of course since I'm not a salaried worker, or any time of worker actually, I don't know. I can't imagine living here to be too fun on the wallet though.
I'll try to draw up a 'most ridiculous' list of costs sometimes, if I can get the time.
Read this- "Mainly, the depreciation of the dollar makes it cheaper to send employees to American cities," said Jackie Barber, a spokeswoman for the survey."
I don't pretend to know the ins and outs of business, but outsourcing to America, that would be interesting.