On my second day in Zurich, named the world's most expensive city by The Economist, I found myself sitting at an outdoor table, high above the city, savoring a splendid view of the altstadt and a tasty $3 mug of Swiss beer, while my young sons shared an ice cream cone in a moment of rare culinary cooperation.
We'd just returned from visiting James Joyce's grave, which is adjacent to the zoo (his wife thought that he'd want to be buried there because he was fond of hearing the lions roar), and after a day of cataloging Zurich's costly pleasures, we had finally discovered a relative bargain.
I'm in heaven. It's a sunny early-summer morning and I'm sitting in a cobbled corner of Zurich's Old Town in the third floor salon of the elegant Conditorei Schober. Placed just so on the table before me is the most beautiful multi-... Read Post
For the first time, Zurich has outpaced Tokyo as the world's most expensive city, according to a new worldwide cost of living survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. It's been at least two decades since the Swiss city last earned... Read Post
An island nation slightly smaller than New York City and Hong Kong remains the world's most expensive city for a second year in a row, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) bi-annual Worldwide Cost of Living report. S... Read Post