New York and 9 Other Most Expensive Cities You Probably Can’t Afford

5. Osaka, Japan

Central Osaka packed with skyscrapers

Central Osaka packed with skyscrapers | Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

Osaka, along with another Japanese city, are among the top 10 due to a surge in value for the Japanese currency. In Osaka, you’ll find some of the most expensive prices for staple goods (groceries) anywhere in the world. Average rent prices in Osaka aren’t actually all that bad, with recent estimates putting them at about $650 per month.

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