Each new year sees its classification lot. And one of the most expected is eurocost International (www.eurocost.com).

The surveys conducted by eurocost International cover 250 cities around the world and aim to compare the cost of living for expatriates. They cover all goods and services consumed and used by expatriates, except for health and education costs. In the 2014 ranking, 6 Asian cities share the first 10 seats against 5 in the last ranking. This only further strengthens Asia's emergence on the international stage.

The winners of the 2014 ranking are therefore in order: Tokyo (3 rd), Singapore (5 th), Hong Kong (6 th), Seoul (8 th), Shanghai (9 th), and finally Beijing in 10 th position.