Tokyo Is No Longer the Most Expensive City in the World

Legendarily unaffordable Tokyo is no longer the priciest metropolis in the world—it has been supplanted by another, far more inaccessible city. Want to take a guess who it is? It's not New York. It's not San Francisco. The world's most expensive city is… » 3/04/14 2:40pm 3/04/14 2:40pm

The Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World's Most Expensive Cities

In July, Mercer published its current list of the most expensive cities in the world. Curious about the cost of living for expats, we created a collection of the priciest apartments and rentals in these cities. But what about hotels? How much will one night in the world's most expensive towns set you back? » 8/21/13 9:00am 8/21/13 9:00am

What Is the Most Expensive Gadget You Own? (Car Not Included)

Gadgets are expensive. It's inescapable. You're going to have to plunk down some cash for a really killer piece of kit. Sometimes it's not worth it. But other times you wind up with essentially a digital life parter—a gadget you're in physical contact with more often than you are with your loved ones, probably. » 11/12/12 5:45pm 11/12/12 5:45pm

You're Going to Need a Fat Wallet for Toshiba's Super Thin Tablet

Toshiba's Excite X10 Tablet is only .3 inches thin and 1.18 lbs. heavy but comes with a heavy price tag: $530 for the 16GB version and $600 for the 32GB version. While not dissimilar in pricing strategy with the iPad, it still costs $130 more than the Sony Tablet S and other just as capable Android tablets. It seems… » 1/08/12 10:07pm 1/08/12 10:07pm

How a Book Accidentally Gets Priced at $23 Million on Amazon

Peter Lawrence's The Making of a Fly, published in 1992, is supposed to be a great book for developmental biologists. But no matter how great and how rare it is (it's out of print), a new edition probably doesn't cost the $23,698,655.93 it was listed for on Amazon. The used book sells for only $35! How did this happen? » 4/23/11 2:00pm 4/23/11 2:00pm

Is That a Power Cord Coming Out Of Your Rolls Royce?

Rolls Royce has planned to release an electric version of their car for some time, but before they do that, they're making a concerted effort to make sure they nail every detail. It is, after all, still a Rolls. So the 102EX, as they're calling their electric car, is a test model that'll tour around, get pushed to the… » 3/01/11 6:40pm 3/01/11 6:40pm