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Average monthly rent in Hong Kong has increased 3.45% to USD 11 318 (HKD 88 750).

Edinburgh has jumped eight places in the accommodation cost global rankings, and has reached its highest position in Europe in four years.

London rent most expensive in Europe for expats

Hong Kong is the most expensive place in the world for expatriate rental accommodation, with average monthly costs of USD 10 929.

Rental prices for expats in Singapore have dropped by 1.3% to an average of USD 4 215 per month.

Dublin rental accommodation has climbed 35 places to 26th in the global rankings over the last 12 months.

It has been a busy time at ECA with our teams analysing and publishing all the data collected from recent surveys - here's a summary highlighting the latest data updates and what else is new!

Airbnb has recently found itself criticised for allegedly pushing up prices in the long-term rental market. So what impact does the company have on rents, and how justified are the objections?

Economic growth, recession, and the local political climate can all have an impact on rental prices around the world, but in the last year we have also seen what can happen when governments actively intervene in the property market.

Accommodation is often the most expensive component of an international assignment package, but monthly rent payments do not always represent the full scale of the accommodation costs that might be incurred.