Getting Pounded

After nine months in London, I don't claim to be an expert on the city, but I know this: I have not bought a single item of clothing or spent so much as a penny on impulse purchases, and yet I'm considering asking Bono to sign me up for debt relief. Last week, a consulting firm announced that Tokyo was the most expensive city in the world for expats, with London No. 2. I demand a recount. I may not have sophisticated economic data to back me up, but I do have anecdotes. My friend Julian, a lawyer, just...

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