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Expensive homes for sale in the richest cities in the world


The coronavirus pandemic has made working from home an important part of the new normal for countless Brits.

And if you can afford an eight figure luxury home to house your home office space, the world is your oyster.

Here we round up some of the most expensive properties on the market in the world's richest locations: London, New York City, Hong Kong, Moscow and Shanghai.

In 2019, 84 of the 2,153 men and women were on the Forbes The list of billionaires in the world lived in New York City with a total net worth of £ 348 billion.

And for a whopping £ 18 million, you could own a six-bedroom, five-bathroom apartment with Central Park views.

Two separate bedroom wings make up the large property – which also offers a large space for entertaining.

The apartment is located above the glamorous Mandarin Oriental Hotel and gives the future owner access to all five-star amenities on offer – including access to the gym.

In London – where 55 billionaires account for £ 167.5 billion of the city's wealth – there is a £ 54.5 million listed townhouse available.

The property, built in 1732, has been modernized and now has a swimming pool, gym, separate jacuzzi and sauna.

£ 18,000,000 New York City

Number of billionaires: 84

Combined net worth: £ 347.6 billion

There are 84 billionaires living in New York with a net worth of £ 348 billion – which makes this £ 18 million apartment with six bedrooms (living area, picture) a small change

The property offers breathtaking views of Central Park through its floor-to-ceiling windows, making it a bright and open space

The property offers breathtaking views of Central Park through its floor-to-ceiling windows, making it a bright and open space

The apartment has two separate bedroom wings and an entertaining space. It can feel open and loft-like, or it can be divided into more discreet and private spaces for formal conversation

The apartment has two separate bedroom wings and an entertaining space. It can feel open and loft-like, or it can be divided into more discreet and private spaces for formal conversation

A large entrance leads into the Great Room, which overlooks Central Park. It has a family library, informal family dining area, formal dining room, and large formal living room

A large entrance leads into the Great Room, which overlooks Central Park. It has a family library, informal family dining area, formal dining room, and large formal living room

The property's work area is light, airy and clean. The floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of daylight

The property's work area is light, airy and clean. The floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of daylight

One apartment has a state-of-the-art kitchen (picture) with two ovens and a double sub-zero refrigerator with four freezers underneath. A kitchen island has an overhang for stools that can be left open for the entertaining space or closed when the guests are over

One apartment has a state-of-the-art kitchen (picture) with two ovens and a double sub-zero refrigerator with four freezers underneath. A kitchen island has an overhang for stools that can be left open for the entertaining space or closed when the guests are over

The property overlooks New York's iconic Central Park. The apartment is located above the glamorous Mandarin Oriental Hotel

The property overlooks New York's iconic Central Park. The apartment is located above the glamorous Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Click here to view this property in RightMove.

£ 54,500,000 London

Number of billionaires: 55

Combined net worth: £ 167.5 billion

This £ 54.5 million 12 bedroom property, complete with an indoor pool (pictured), would be perfect for one of London's 55 billionaires - with a total net worth of £ 167.5 billion

This £ 54.5 million 12 bedroom property, complete with an indoor pool (pictured), would be perfect for one of London's 55 billionaires – with a total net worth of £ 167.5 billion

This Grade I listed 12 bedroom townhouse with a roof terrace is one of Mayfair's original mansions. It has a cinema room (pictured) perfect for entertaining

This Grade I listed 12 bedroom townhouse with a roof terrace is one of Mayfair's original mansions. It has a cinema room (pictured) perfect for entertaining

The property (the living room pictured) was built in 1732 and extensively renovated in 1908 by famous British architect Ralph Knott. The house has been restored to its former glory but with modern qualities

The property (the living room pictured) was built in 1732 and extensively renovated in 1908 by famous British architect Ralph Knott. The house has been restored to its former glory but with modern qualities

The house has an enviable spa with one of Mayfair's largest private swimming pools, a gym, a separate spa pool (pictured), a sauna, and a private screening room for post-workout relaxation

The house has an enviable spa with one of Mayfair's largest private swimming pools, a gym, a separate spa pool (pictured), a sauna, and a private screening room for post-workout relaxation

The property has a study - perfect for working from home - which offers ample space for important meetings

The property has a study – perfect for working from home – which offers ample space for important meetings

Pictured: One of the property's bathrooms. A large freestanding bathroom gives the space a stunning center and the wood floors and wall coverings give it a timeless feel

Pictured: One of the property's bathrooms. A large freestanding bathroom gives the space a stunning center and the wood floors and wall coverings give it a timeless feel

One of the property's 12 bedrooms has a light, elegant finish with clean hardwood floors and paneled walls. The black accents create a classic, strong finish

One of the property's 12 bedrooms has a light, elegant finish with clean hardwood floors and paneled walls. The black accents create a classic, strong finish

Click here to view this property in RightMove.

£ 15,143,963 Moscow

Number of billionaires: 71

Combined net worth: £ 249 billion

This stunning 15-bedroom 53rd floor property in Mosfilmovskaya, Moscow is on the market for £ 15,143,963. Pictured: one of the bedrooms

This stunning 15-bedroom 53rd floor property in Mosfilmovskaya, Moscow is on the market for £ 15,143,963. Pictured: one of the bedrooms

The property is sleek, modern and stylish. It has high ceilings and lots of light fixtures. The white curtains that separate the rooms give it an airy finish

The property is sleek, modern and stylish. It has high ceilings and lots of light fixtures. The white curtains that separate the rooms give it an airy finish

The property has a spacious spot-lit bar that points out onto a perfect dance floor - great for post-Covid entertainment

The property has a spacious spot-lit bar that points out onto a perfect dance floor – great for post-Covid entertainment

The property has a wine shop suitable for several bottles of the owner's finest. A small table with seating is a great place for an evening of wine tasting

The property has a wine shop suitable for several bottles of the owner's finest. A small table with seating is a great place for an evening of wine tasting

The property's study is bright and spacious. A large desk makes it ideal for group work from home and its chalk board gives the owner room for creativity

The property's study is bright and spacious. A large desk makes it ideal for group work from home and its chalk board gives the owner room for creativity

Pictured: A bathroom on the property. It has a stand-alone bathtub and a dark, smooth floor. The long curtains over a large window give it an airy, dreamlike finish

Pictured: A bathroom on the property. It has a stand-alone bathtub and a dark, smooth floor. The long curtains over a large window give it an airy, dreamlike finish

The property has a futuristic office with curved seating and lighting. The jewel room dividers reflect the light beautifully

The property has a futuristic office with curved seating and lighting. The jewel room dividers reflect the light beautifully

A fireplace and large bookcases give this room a cozy, refined feel. The furniture is classic and timeless

A fireplace and large bookcases give this room a cozy, refined feel. The furniture is classic and timeless

The ultra-modern property even has a cinema room with features like a second bar area

The ultra-modern property even has a cinema room with features like a second bar area

The property has a second cinema room - ideal as a cozy place for family movie evenings. The bright colors give it a warm, child-friendly feeling

The property has a second cinema room – ideal as a cozy place for family movie evenings. The bright colors give it a warm, child-friendly feeling

The living area of ​​the property is chic, bright and open and allows easy flow of movement between the rooms

The living area of ​​the property is chic, bright and open and allows easy flow of movement between the rooms

The property's walk-in closet offers enough space for future owners' designer items. A ladder allows easy access to the highest shelves

The property's walk-in closet offers enough space for future owners' designer items. A ladder allows easy access to the highest shelves

Click here to view the property on Savills.

£ 82,887,490 Hong Kong

Number of billionaires: 79

Combined net worth: £ 263.2 billion

A stunningly renovated four-bedroom, five-bathroom rooftop property with a maids' area in Hong Kong is on the market for £ 82.9 million

A stunningly remodeled four bedroom, five bathroom rooftop property with a maid area in Hong Kong is on the market for £ 82.9 million

The living room and dining room (picture) lead onto a terrace. There are 79 billionaires living in Hong Kong with a net worth of £ 263.2 billion

The living room and dining room (picture) lead onto a terrace. There are 79 billionaires living in Hong Kong with a net worth of £ 263.2 billion

The accommodation has a roof terrace, breathtaking views of Victoria Harbor and two covered parking spaces

The accommodation has a roof terrace, breathtaking views of Victoria Harbor and two covered parking spaces

The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and its own balcony. The kitchen (picture) is stylish and modern

The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and its own balcony. The kitchen (picture) is stylish and modern

The house has a sleek surface with wooden floors (picture). Large windows let in lots of natural light and make the property modern, light and airy

The house has a sleek surface with wooden floors (picture). Large windows let in lots of natural light and make the property modern, light and airy

Click here to view the property on Executive Homes.

£ 9,303,764 Shanghai

Number of billionaires: 45

Combined net worth: £ 82 billion

Shanghai is home to 45 of the 2,153 men and women on the Forbes world's billionaire list. This £ 9.3 million property (the living room pictured) would bring a lucky buyer to an ideal city location

Shanghai is home to 45 of the 2,153 men and women on the Forbes world's billionaire list. This £ 9.3 million property (the living room pictured) would bring a lucky buyer to an ideal city location

The property offers a breathtaking view of the city from the balcony. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer plenty of daylight

The property offers a breathtaking view of the city from the balcony. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer plenty of daylight

The property's study is stylish and well finished. The deep wood gives it a warm, classic tone that makes it perfect for an executive

The property's study is stylish and well finished. The deep wood gives it a warm, classic tone that makes it perfect for an executive

Click here to view this property on Century 21 Global.

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