New York's Fifth Avenue. World's Most Expensive Retail Street. source: edupics

So where does your favourite shopping strip rank amongst the heavyweight area codes of the world? Here in Vancouver, Robson Street is the city’s priciest stretch for merchants (and #3 most expensive street in Canada behind Toronto’s Bloor Street, $291.66 and Montreal’s Ste-Catherine Street, $204.00), but at $194US a square foot, it doesn’t even crack the top 50 in world, according to a recent Colliers International Report.

Here are the top 10 out of the 50:

  1. New York: Fifth Avenue ($2,150.00)
  2. Hong Kong: Russell St., Causeway Bay (1,509.88)
  3. Hong Kong: Queen’s Rd., Central ($1,355.81)
  4. London: Old Bond Street ($961.85)
  5. Zurich: Bahnhofstrasse ($955.38)
  6. Milan: Via Monte Napoleone ($943.39)
  7. Sydney: Pitt Street Mall ($901.42)
  8. Paris: Avenue de Champs-Élysées ($872.63)
  9. London: Oxford Street ($761.46)
  10. Geneva: Rue du Rhône ($756.24)

For the complete list, check out Colliers Canada.