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2009 Cost of Living Survey: The 10 most expensive cities

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Due to the strengthening of the US dollar, all cities in the US have experienced a rise in this year's ranking. New York remains the highest ranking city in the Americas and has also joined the global top 10 list this year, jumping from 22nd to 8th place. Two New York City fire boats shoot red, white, and blue water on the Hudson River off of Manhattan's west side before the start of the 2009 annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display.

PHOTO: Rich Schultz/AP

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