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21 cities with most expensive skyscraper offices in the world

These cities have skyscrapers rented out at exorbitant rates; find out where Dubai ranks

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Dubai is number 18 on the Skyscraper Index

The following figures have been reported in the latest Skyscraper Index surveyed by global real estate consultancy Knight Frank, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute, which ranks the world’s cities as centres for high rise offices and homes.

An average sized office space starts at a 1,000 square feet going up to several thousand. Multiply that with the figures on here and you'll know what we're talking about.


RankCityPrime Rent per annum (US$ per sq ft)Prime Rent per annum (Dhs per sq ft)
1Hong Kong$278.501022.10
2New York$158.00579.86
3Tokyo$149.50548.67
4London$114.00418.38
5San Francisco$113.00414.71
6Sydney$90.75333.05
7Boston$77.00282.59
8Singapore$72.00264.24
9Shanghai$72.00264.24
10Beijing$63.00231.21
11Chicago$59.00216.53
12Paris$56.50207.36
13Mumbai$53.00194.51
14Frankfurt$52.50192.68
15Toronto$49.00179.83
16Melbourne$47.00172.49
17Los Angeles$46.00168.82
18Dubai$43.50159.65
19Taipei$38.50141.30
20Seoul$32.50119.28
21Madrid$28.50104.60

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