Revealed: The World's Top Ten Most Expensive Streets

Hong Kong and London Residential Streets Among The Priciest On The Planet

Nov 20, 2013, 04:00 ET from Wealth-X

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of a recession that knocked as much as 40 percent off the price tags of global prime property, the world's wealthiest individuals are buying homes on top streets for higher-than-ever prices, according to data from Knight Frank published by Billionaire, a sister company of Wealth-X, the world's leading ultra high net worth (UHNW) intelligence firm.

According to the recently released Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2013, the total real-estate holdings of the world's billionaires is estimated at US$169 billion, which equates to an average of US$78 million per billionaire. Billionaires own an average of four homes, many of which are based in trophy cities such as London, New York and Paris.

Below are the five most expensive streets in the world:




Average price per square metre


Pollock's Path, The Peak

Hong Kong

US$120,000 (HK$930,670)


Kensington Palace Gardens


US$107,000 (£69,900)


Avenue Princesse Grace


US$86,000 (€65,000)


Blvd. du General de Gaulle

Cap Ferrat, France

US$79,000 (€60,000)


Patterson Hill


US$42,500 (SGD$53,800)

"The highest echelons of society grew their assets by over 5 percent last year according to our research, and at this level of wealth there are few forced sales of real estate. The cachet of buying a trophy property on a famous street is clear. But annual price rises in many of these exclusive neighborhoods demonstrates that owners can increasingly afford to wait for an offer they can't refuse," said Tara Loader Wilkinson, editor-in-chief of Wealth-X and editor-at-large at Billionaire.

"The appeal of super-prime property has rarely been higher," said Liam Bailey, head of residential research at Knight Frank, "Rising demand for the best properties in the best locations has been set against tight demand, with limited new supply."

The streets were ranked on the basis of average price per square metre. Rises in price include currency fluctuations.

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