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Source JLL:
https://www.jll.co.in/en/trends-and-insights/research/global-premium-office-rent-tracker-q4-20180
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Space needed per worker 151sq ft:
https://mehiganco.com/?p=684
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Date Pulled:05/12/18
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Data as at end Q3 2018 (US$ / sq ft / year)
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Methodology:Using calculations from TMC on the average space needed per employee, and the cost of office rent per square foot from JLL's Global Premium Office Rent Tracker report, we were able to establish an approximate office cost per worker in cities around the world. All data can be found here.
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*Combines data
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RankCityOccupancy Costs (US$ / sq / yr)Cost per worker per year (US$)
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1Hong Kong*18127331
Top 10 most expensive
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2Beijing*17125821
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3New York*16725217
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4Silicon Valley 15823858
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5Shenzhen 15523405
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6London*15022650
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7Tokyo*13320083
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8Shanghai*116.517591.5
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9San Francisco 11116761
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10Singapore 10816308
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11Sydney 10215402
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12Boston 10015100
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13Seoul 9914949
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14Mumbai 9614496
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15Delhi*95.514420.5
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16Osaka 9414194
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17Dubai, DIFC 9414194
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18Moscow 9414194
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19Washington DC 9414194
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20Cambridge (Massachusetts) 9314043
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21Los Angeles*91.513816.5
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22Stockholm 9113741
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23Munich 8512835
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24Geneva 8212382
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25Zurich 8112231
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26Dublin 8012080
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27Luxembourg City 7811778
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28Guangzhou 7611476
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29Frankfurt 7511325
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30Milan 7311023
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31Chicago 7311023
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32Madrid 7010570
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33Sao Paulo 6810268
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34Toronto 6710117
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35Paris*6710117
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36Taipei 669966
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37Berlin 598909
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38Ho Chi Minh598909
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39Jakarta 578607
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40Dallas 568456
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41Manchester 568456
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42Seattle 558305
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43Philadelphia 548154
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44Mexico City 538003
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45Amsterdam 527852
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46Melbourne 527852
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47Bengaluru 527852
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48Atlanta 517701
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49Riyadh 517701
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50Houston 507550
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Brussels 487248
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Helsinki 456795
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Istanbul 446644
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Auckland 426342
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Bangkok 426342
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Warsaw 416191
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Chengdu 406040
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Manila 355285
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Kuala Lumpur 314681
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Nairobi 294379
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Johannesburg 203020
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