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The world's 10 most expensive office property markets

A report from industry specialists Cushman & Wakefield highlights the most expensive parts of the world to acquire office property.  

Office rents increased by around 3% last year, largely due to growth in South America. Elswhere, growth reinforced by the scarcicty of good quality space has pushed prices up, economic uncertainty has held some markets back and cost-cutting has reduced demand.

This report has been prepared by Cushman & Wakefield and its alliance partners globally, the information was collected and analysed by the European Research Group from the Cushman & Wakefield network. The report calculates the occupancy cost rent, while combining additional costs.

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London, West End

Occupancy cost per square metre: €2,137 (£1,845)

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Hong Kong, CBD

Occupancy cost per square metre: €1,505

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Rio de Janeiro, Zona Sul

Occupancy cost per square metre: €1,343

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New Delhi, Connaught Place

Occupancy cost per square metre per year: €1,324

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Tokyo, CBD (5 Central Wards)

Occupancy cost per square metre: €1,274

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Moscow, CBD

Occupancy cost per square metre: €1,141

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Beijing, CBD

Occupancy cost per square metre: €1,074

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New York, Midtown (Madison/5th Avenue)

Occupancy cost per square metre: €1,052

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Sydney, CBD

Occupancy cost per square metre: €992

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Paris, CBD

Occupancy cost per square metre: €915

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