Where residents of 17 New York City neighborhoods could move abroad and live for the same price

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The price of housing in Columbus Circle is closest in comparison to Monaco Ville, the historic town in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
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It’s no surprise that New York City is expensive – but to give you an idea of just how expensive, startup NeighborhoodX compared New York City neighborhoods to luxury destinations around the world.

Manhattan’s Murray Hill, for example, is equivalent in purchase price per square foot of real estate to the romantic La Parte Vieja neighborhood in San Sebastian, Spain.

And Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn compares to an exclusive residential neighborhood in Oslo, Norway.

NeighborhoodX compiled data primarily on two-bedroom apartments. Their data set came from a mixture of proprietary research, public-data sets from the real-estate portals, and analysis from real-estate analyst Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel.

Here, we’ve highlighted 17 of the most expensive New York City neighborhoods and their luxurious counterparts around the world, where New Yorkers would pay nearly the same price for their homes:


17. Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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At $782 per square foot, Williamsburg compares to the Centro Storico neighborhood of Rome, Italy ($778/square foot).

With a rich history of over 3,000 years, Centro Storico was once the center of the world and is now the heart of Rome, brimming with Baroque art, museums, and magnificent churches.


16. Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

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At $1,028 per square foot, Cobble Hill compares to the Piazza Santa Trinita neighborhood of Florence, Italy ($1,019/square foot).

You’ll find the beginning of the luxurious and chic shopping street, Via de’ Tornabuoni, in the Piazza Santa Trinita, along with its namesake, the Church of Santa Trinita.


15. Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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At $1,063 per square foot, Fort Greene compares to the Ponte Vecchio neighborhood of Florence, Italy ($1,020/square foot).

Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo, and Boccaccio all once walked the streets of this picturesque Italian neighborhood.


14. Yorkville, Manhattan

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At $1,077 per square foot, Yorkville compares to the town of Oia on the island of Santorini, Greece ($1,017/square foot).

This breathtaking island is known for its colorful beaches and cliffside homes.


13. Park Slope, Brooklyn

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At $1,098 per square foot, Park Slope compares to the Leblon neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro ($1,104/square foot).

Leblon is the most affluent neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, and certainly one of the most exclusive. You’ll find world-class restaurants, lively bars, and stunning views of the beach in this elite spot.


12. Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

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At $1,151 per square foot, Carroll Gardens compares to the Frogner neighborhood of Oslo, Norway ($1,173/square foot).

Elegant Frogner, an exclusive residential district in the west end of Oslo, has the highest real-estate prices in Norway.


11. Murray Hill, Manhattan

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At $1,161 per square foot, Murray Hill compares to La Parte Vieja neighborhood in picturesque San Sebastian, Spain ($1,184/square foot).

This romantic resort town is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world and known for its fine dining.


10. Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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At $1,165 per square foot, Greenpoint compares to the Hottingen neighborhood of Zurich, Switzerland ($1,178/square foot).

Populated with about 10,000 people, this residential quarter of Zurich is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city.


9. Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

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At $1,338 per square foot, Brooklyn Heights compares to the Darling Point neighborhood in Sydney, Australia ($1,361/square foot).

One of the most prestigious suburbs of Sydney, Darling Point’s notable residents include actress Nicole Kidman and Star Wars producer Rick McCallum.


8. Financial District, Manhattan

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At $1,354 per square foot, the Financial District compares to the Westminster and Belgravia neighborhoods in London ($1,367/square foot).

Located right in central London, Westminster and Belgravia’s residents have included Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, Mary Shelley, and Andrew Lloyd Weber.


7. East Village and Lower East Side, Manhattan

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At $1,359 per square foot, the East Village and Lower East Side are also closest in price to Westminster and Belgravia in London ($1,367/square foot).


6. Greenwich Village, Manhattan

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At $1,385 per square foot, Greenwich Village compares to the Marais in Paris, France ($1,463/square foot).

A largely aristocratic and bohemian district, the Marais is the closest you’ll get to strolling through medieval Paris. Its crooked streets are packed with bars, restaurants, fashion boutiques, art galleries, and old-fashioned bread shops.


5. Gramercy Park, Manhattan

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At $1,546 per square foot, Gramercy Park compares to the Altstadt neighborhood in Munich, Germany ($1,584/square foot).

This historic borough is the center of Munich, filled with renowned churches, beer halls, and museums.


4. Upper East Side, Manhattan

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At $1,578 per square foot, the Upper East Side compares to the neighborhoods of Kensington and Chelsea in London ($1,663/square foot).

These affluent neighborhoods were once home to Mick Jagger, Bob Marley, T. S. Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, and J.R.R. Tolkien.


3. Upper West Side, Manhattan

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At $1,740 per square foot, the Upper West Side compares to the Kowloon Tong neighborhood of Hong Kong ($1,667/square foot).

Kowloon Tong is a pricey residential area known for prestigious schools. It’s popular among the wealthy and is the former neighborhood of kung-fu legend Bruce Lee.


2. SoHo, Manhattan

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At $1,772 per square foot, SoHo, like the Upper East Side, compares in price to the prosperous Kensington and Chelsea neighborhoods in London ($1,663/square foot).


1. Columbus Circle, Manhattan

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At a whopping $3,393 per square foot, Columbus Circle is closest in comparison to Monaco Ville, the historic town in Monte Carlo, Monaco ($2,753/square foot).

This old town of Monte Carlo often draws big worldwide celebrities, especially during the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious Formula One motor races of the year.