If Money Were No Object, Where Would You Go?

December 20, 2007 at 9:05 am 2 comments

Bloomberg.com reports that Tokyo has slipped off the list of Top Ten Most Expensive Cities. It’s now only the 13th priciest place for expatriates to live.

Before you pack your bags, that doesn’t mean it’s cheap!

According to the popular 2008 Zagat Survey for Tokyo, the 10th Anniversary Edition, “The average cost to eat in Tokyo is now ¥8,114 (almost $75). Only two other cities, London ($86) and Paris ($80), are more expensive. Tokyo is far more expensive than New York City ($43), San Francisco ($40) and Los Angeles ($36).”


My mouth waters just thinking about how delicious the food is in Tokyo, though. People who live there eat out 3.6 times per week. For me, it would be every night. And if I had an extra $1,500 lying around, I’d head straight to Aragawa in the Shinbashi District, and order some Kobe beef ($400 per plate), seasoned with pepper and mustard. Then I’d spend the night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Marunouchi. Each suite comes with wi-fi, a 42-inch plasma screen, a satellite dish, interactive television, twice-daily housekeeping, and 24-hour dining, all for the low, low price of $550 to $950 per night.


What would you buy in Tokyo if you had unlimited cash? Perhaps a fantasy car?


Sarah S.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah S  |  December 23, 2007 at 11:41 am

    Thanks for reading!

    I’ve eaten Kobe beef in Los Angeles, but it was part of an appetizer tapas plate so only about $35 😉

  • 2. gabuchan  |  December 21, 2007 at 4:19 am

    I live in Tokyo an the food is awesome! I have eaten kobe beef, but not 400$ a late, thats madness!


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