You get the city you pay for. For anyone keen on a "quick and dirty" look at selected expensive/affordable locations across the English-speaking world, Demographia's third annual International Housing Affordability Survey published last month is a treat.

Demographia's fascinating dataset caught the attention of our major newspapers, with headlines highlighting the story that Sydney (#7), Perth (#11), Hobart (#20) and Melbourne (#23) are among the 26 most expensive cities in the English-speaking world.