30 cities around the world where expats earn more than $100,000 a year

Photo by Harry Piqué on UnsplashExpats in Mumbai, India earn over $US200,000 on average.
  • HSBC Expat released its annual Expat survey to find the cities with the highest expat income and the most job opportunities.
  • There are cities from all over the world, including the US, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
  • Mumbai, India is one of the best places to live abroad if you want to make more money – the average expat salary is $US217,165.

Everyone has to leave home at some point. But rather than head across the country, some people head across the world in search of greener pastures.

Choosing where to go can be an overwhelming decision. HSBC Expat is making that decision a whole lot easier thanks to its annual survey of 25,000 expats around the world.

The survey, released Monday, reveals the best places to live in the world to earn the highest income as an expat. While US cities like San Francisco and New York made the top ten, it seems the direction to move is east. Asian cities made up four of the top ten cities for expat incomes.

We pulled out the top 30 cities for expat incomes, all of which are above the global average of $US99,903. Have a look – you might find your new home.


30. Istanbul, Turkey

Mean Income for Expats: $US100,577


29. Brussels, Belgium

Mean Income for Expats: $US102,482


28. Vienna Austria

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Mean Income for Expats: $US103, 342


27. Auckland, New Zealand

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Mean Income for Expats: $US107,500


26. London, United Kingdom

Mean Income for Expats: $US107,863


25. Sao Paolo

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Mean Income for Expats: $113,516


24. Muscat, Oman

Mean Income for Expats: $US113,733


23. Oslo, Norway

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Mean Income for Expats: $US114,538


22. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Mean Income for Expats: $US116,679


21. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mean Income for Expats: $US117,515


20. Singapore

Mean Income for Expats: $US117,515


19. Nairobi, Kenya

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Mean Income for Expats: $US119, 182


18. Bangkok

Mean Income for Expats: $US119,601


17. Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Mean Income for Expats: $US123,041


16. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Mean Income for Expats: $US127,456


15. Doha, Qatar

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Mean Income for Expats: $US131,408


14. Tokyo, Japan

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Mean Income for Expats: $US132,508


13. Sydney, Australia

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Mean Income for Expats: $US134,368


12. Moscow, Russia

Mean Income for Expats: $US135,909


11. Dubai

Mean Income for Expats: $US138,177


10. Paris, France

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Mean Income for Expats: $US139,602


9. Hong Kong, China

Mean Income for Expats: $US148,410


8. Jakarta, Indonesia

Mean Income for Expats: $US152,589


7. Los Angeles

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Mean Income for Expats: $US161,126


6. New York

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Mean Income for Expats: $US182,240


5. Geneva

Mean Income for Expats: $US184,942


4. Shanghai, China

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Mean Income for Expats: $US202,211


3. Zurich, Switzerland

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Mean Income for Expats: $US206,875


2. San Francisco, California

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Mean Income for Expats: $US207,227


1. Mumbai, India

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Mean Income for Expats: $US217,165

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