Hanoi and HCM City are the 41st and 43rd most expensive cities in Asia for expatriates, a survey by consulting firm ECA International reveals.

ECA's bi-annual Cost of Living Survey is done by measuring a basket of common items such as dairy products, clothing, and dining out in over 400 locations around the world.

Japanese cities occupy the first four positions in Asia, with top-ranked Tokyo being followed by Nagoya , Yokohama , and Kobe .

Rounding out the top 10 list are Seoul in fifth place, followed by Singapore , Beijing , Shanghai , Hong Kong , and Busan./.