Every year we find articles or blog posts discussing the worldwide cost of living. Every year Japan cities usually top the list. This year there were no exceptions. Tokyo remains at the top of most lists as the most expensive city in the world. According to Mercer’s 2011 Report Tokyo is number 2 with Nagoya ranked 11th. Where was New York City? It was 32nd on the list and considered the most expensive city in the United States.
Really these reports don’t tell a new tale. Japan is an expensive place to live and do ministry. We ask that you continue to pray that we would be good stewards of our funding and for the American Church to continue to be generous in reaching the lost around the World, whether in poor or rich countries.
The Economist: The Expense of Japan
Mercer’s 2011 Cost of Living survey highlights – Global
Business Week: “Which City in the World Has $24 Movie Tickets?”
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