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Tokyo 'most expensive expat city'

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An annual survey by the consultants Mercer has branded Tokyo the most expensive city to live as an expat.

The Japanese capital overtook Moscow this year thanks to the soaring value of the Yen.

Johannesburg is cheapest but, surprisingly, London has also plunged down the cost rankings.

Roland Buerk, Jonah Fisher and Philip Hampsheir report.

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