Asian cities like Osaka have seen their cost of living climb in recent years, so much that they now represent 11 of the world's 20 most expensive cities, and three of the top ten. A decade ago Asian cities accounted for just six of the top 20.
Loaf of bread: $7.94
Bottle of table wine: $17.55
Liter of unleaded gas: $1.96
High-end 3-course dinner for four, with wine: $915.32