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Editor's note: This article is reposted with permission by The Real Deal. Click here to view the original article. By CANDACE TAYLOR It's not your imagination -- New York actually is getting more expensive compared to other cities. The Big Apple jumped from No. 22 to No. 8 on the most recent Mercer Cost of Living Survey, which measures the comparative cost of 200 items -- from housing to food -- in cities around the world. Courtesy of The Real Deal, Copyright 2010 New York's jump was due largely to the fluctuation of the dollar against other currencies, according to Rebecca Powers, a principal at Mercer, a global consulting firm. "The dollar has performed better than it had in the previous year or two," said Powers, noting...