The most expensive streets in the world can be rated differently. At Cushman & Wakefield, analysts decided to estimate how expensive it is to rent space on the most elite streets. Every self-respecting company strives to occupy a central trading place and is ready to pay for it.
Stoleshnikov Lane in Moscow was also on this list. Stoleshnikov Lane is located in the very center of the Russian capital and is famous for its trading houses and fashion boutiques.
Shopping here is prestigious, but also quite expensive. Here is a list of the most expensive streets in the world to rent.
Kohlmarkt (Vienna, Austria). Rent per square meter on this street in the Austrian capital is 4440 euros per year. The Kohlmarkt is located in the very center of Vienna. This street has long been considered one of the most expensive in the city. The reason for this is the numerous boutiques of the world's best brands, as well as jewelry stores. Only such clients can afford to pay a considerable amount of rent. And the street takes its history from the times of Ancient Rome, when the camp of Roman legionaries was set up in this place. And after the construction of the winter residence of the Habsburgs, the Hofburg, Kohlmarkt was next to her. That is why shops and shops quickly began to appear here, and merchants of not just food, but luxury goods. Kohlmarkt attracts tourists not only with its boutiques, but also with its sights. House number 14 is given to the classic Viennese confectionery "Demel". The famous composer Joseph Haydn once lived in house number 11.
Myeongdong (Seoul, South Korea). This Seoul street is a whole block. It is interesting that not only fashionable shops are located here, but also residential buildings. Actually, the very sellers live in them, who are not far from their place of work. And the popularity of Myeongdong with local youth and tourists is due to the fact that there are shops with quite affordable prices. And although it will be difficult not to replace the boutiques of elite brands, the bulk of retail outlets are still in the middle category. On the street there are not only single shops, but also four huge supermarkets. There are also office centers. And the most important attraction of Myeongdong, like the whole city, is the eponymous cathedral. It was built relatively recently, in 1982-1989, and is an architectural monument in the neo-Gothic style. And the cost of renting a square meter on this street is 6063 euros.
Pitt Street Mall (Sydney, Australia). Each rented square meter on this street will bring the owner 7,042 euros per year. Pitt Street Mall is a small pedestrianized section of Pitt Street, the main street in downtown Sydney. It itself is almost the longest trade corridor in the world. This avenue is filled with many shopping centers that occupy more than one floor. Wealthy branded clothing stores sit side by side with office buildings and jewelry stores. Pitt Street is popular with Australians of all income levels - you can find shops here for every budget and taste. And tourists love to come here, although there are no special attractions, except for shops. Life on the Pitt Street Mall does not subside even at night - clubs, bars and entertainment centers open here.
Bahnhofstrasse (Zurich, Switzerland). Renting a square meter of this Swiss street costs 7236 euros per year. Despite the proximity in prices to Australian Pitt Street, tourists go to Zurich much more willingly. The very name Bahnhofstrasse literally translates as "Privokzalnaya". But it was not the Hauptbahnhof station that brought her fame, but the numerous shopping centers, boutiques and shops located here. The street itself is very clean and well-groomed. There is no obtrusive advertising striking the eyes and modern signage that replaces the old architecture. Bahnhofstrasse goes to Lake Zurich and as you get closer to it, the shops become more stylish but also expensive. The shopping street is adjacent to other Zurich streets - Rennweg and Augustinergasse. They lead to the beautiful Old Town. The length of the Bahnhofstrasse itself is only about one and a half kilometers. Near the lake, the street runs through the famous Paradeplatz square. It houses two of the country's largest banks - Credit Suisse and USB, as well as one of the most famous hotels in Zurich - Savoy Baur en Ville.
Via Montenapoleone (Milan, Italy). Shopping and Milan are almost synonymous. This Italian city attracts connoisseurs of expensive and stylish clothes, fashion and style lovers. This is the real shopping capital not only in Italy, but throughout Europe. The street with the beautiful name Via Montenapoleone, which is only half a kilometer long, is located in the very center of Milan. Renting a square meter here will cost 7500 euros per year. The shopping street is located in the Fashion District. This is the area where all the most famous boutiques and luxury brands are located in Milan. Via Montenapoleone itself is a symbol of high fashion. The street has its own long history. Via Montenapoleone has not always been so fashionable. Once inhabited by monks from the orders of Benedictines, Augustinians and Ursulines. Even earlier, this place was just a moat of city defensive structures. Already at the end of the 18th century, after the abolition of spiritual orders, the houses of wealthy citizens took the place of monasteries. Under Napoleon, the street got its modern name. And from the middle of the last century, fashion designers began to settle here. They turned Via Montenapoleone into a shopaholic's paradise.
Ginza (Tokyo, Japan). Japan is an expensive country. And although everyone considers it a technological center, fashion is also remembered here. The central street of the country is called Ginza, and the annual rent of a square meter on it will cost 8152 euros. For Tokyo, Ginza is both the country's main catwalk and the main showcase. In fact, this is a whole shopping district with many specialty shops and shopping centers. It is never calm here - the street is crowded with locals and tourists who are always in a hurry somewhere. Music is constantly playing on Ginza, the lights of neon signs flicker. This quarter was the first in the city to have lanterns for illumination and the first rails for horse trams. However, as in Asia in general, tourists here should be careful when buying branded items - there are also plenty of fakes here. And it is surprising that among the abundance of fashionable restaurants you can also find cozy inexpensive cafes, where it is so nice to have a snack in a break between a series of shopping.
New Bond Street (London, UK). For a long time London was considered almost the main trade center of the world. And since the 18th century, Bond Street has become the main shopping street of the city. Together with neighboring Rildent Street and Oxford Street, it forms the entire West End shopping district. Bond Street itself consists of two parts - in the south it is the old part, and in the north it is new, in fact it is called New Bond Street. Renting a square meter here costs 8666 euros per year. It is on this street that all the best shopping centers, boutiques and shops, as well as cafes, restaurants, clubs and offices are located. And the name of the street was given by its main developer - Thomas Bond. Initially, it housed mainly antique shops, which offered both old and modern works of art. Over time, clothing and fashion accessories stores began to open here. The head office of the Sotheby's auction house has been opened on Bond Street for 100 years. The street is so popular that its name has become a household name not only for Londoners, but also for other Englishmen. It is even customary here to praise each other's clothes, as if the person had just come from Bond Street. This makes it clear that the mod is in line with all the latest trends. Tourists are attracted on the street by the "Allies" monument, which depicts Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt peacefully talking.
Champs Elysees (Paris, France). Paris is a tourist Mecca. And the Champs Elysees is the most famous street in the French capital. It stretches from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. The Champs Elysees is home to a myriad of boutiques and shops that sell jewelry, clothing, accessories, jewelery and souvenirs. It is no coincidence that the annual rent per square meter here costs 12355 euros. But the Champs Elysees is not only endless shops, but also tourist attractions. The street can be conditionally divided into a park area and a shopping area. And the Champs Elysees lie along the historical axis of Paris. It starts from the courtyard of Napoleon in the Louvre, where there is a statue of Louis XIV on a horse. This line then goes west through the arch in Place Carrousel, crossing the Royal Tuileries Gardens, the Luxor Obelisk, the Arc de Triomphe in the Place de la Star and ends with the Grand Arch of Défense. We have to admit that Champs Elysees is not just an expensive shopping street, but also one of the most beautiful in the world.
Fifth Avenue (New York, USA). Renting just one square meter on the most expensive shopping street in New York and America will cost 20,702 euros per year. Fifth Avenue is located in the heart of Manhattan. This is not a simple expensive, but also a famous and simply respectable street. It is known not only for its exclusive shops, but also for its many architectural monuments and simply historical and cultural places. Fifth Avenue begins near Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. From there, it goes north through Midtown along the eastern part of Central Park. The street then passes through the Upper Eastside and Harlem and ends at the Harlem River. Fifth Avenue divides the entire island of Manhattan into two parts, being a kind of reference point for many of New York's streets. Those that lie east of Fifth Avenue are called East, while others are called West. It is impossible to visit this main shopping street in New York and not visit its shops and malls. But even without boutiques, there is something to see here. The main attractions of this street are the Empire State Buildings, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York Library. Tourists highlight the Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue. This section of the street is located between 82nd and 105th streets and many interesting museums are concentrated here.
Causeway Bay (Hong Kong, China). This street is considered the most expensive among all possible places for trade. After all, the cost of renting a square meter here is 24,983 euros per year. And these prices in Causeway Bay are also growing steadily. In the last year alone, rentals have grown by 15%. And this is not the first time that Causeway Bay becomes the very-very. There are so many boutiques and shops that a simple walk around them will take a whole day. Tourists love this street, because here you can find, along with expensive elite boutiques, a very inexpensive high-quality assortment. Local products are also traded on Causeway Bay. The list of products is not at all limited to clothing and jewelry. It is believed that here in Hong Kong you can buy everything - from souvenirs and shoes to gadgets and computers. Of particular interest among tourists are stylized souvenir shops selling unusual products by local craftsmen. And the architectural sights of the street are still modern in nature - these are towers and skyscrapers with countless offices and shopping centers.