Today the Telegraph published the Mercer's Cost of Living Survey results, which placed London at the top of their list of the world's most expensive cities. Moscow, somewhat surprisingly, was the only city to beat us, with Seoul, Tokyo, and Hong Kong close behind. Or is it ahead? Its hard to keep a competitive spirit when the glory of the title is such a double-edged sword.

This only two days after the Sunday Times published their list of Britain's richest inhabitants, just in case you wanted to know who to thank.

One of the major themes we want to address in Debate London is whether the city is becoming prohibitively expensive for the very citizens—creative, energetic and young—that determine its vibrance. Reports like these certainly seem to indicate that living here may not be an option for all.

Posted by: Jaffer Kolb on 19/06/07



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