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

Expats in Mumbai, India earn over $200,000 on average.

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Expats in Mumbai, India earn over $200,000 on average.
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Photo by Harry Piqué on Unsplash

  • 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 $217,165.

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 $99,903. Have a look – you might find your new home.


30. Istanbul, Turkey

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Thomson Reuters

Mean Income for Expats: $100,577


29. Brussels, Belgium

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Shutterstock/MarinaDa

Mean Income for Expats: $102,482


28. Vienna Austria

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Andr_Bog / Shutterstock

Mean Income for Expats: $103, 342


27. Auckland, New Zealand

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Unsplash/Dan Freeman

Mean Income for Expats: $107,500


26. London, United Kingdom

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Thomson Reuters

Mean Income for Expats: $107,863


25. Sao Paolo

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Wikimedia Commons

Mean Income for Expats: $113,516


24. Muscat, Oman

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Flickr/Luca Nebuloni

Mean Income for Expats: $113,733


23. Oslo, Norway

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Oslo, Norway.
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franganillo/Flickr

Mean Income for Expats: $114,538


22. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Thomson Reuters

Mean Income for Expats: $116,679


21. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Shutterstock/zhu difeng

Mean Income for Expats: $117,515


20. Singapore

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Thomson Reuters

Mean Income for Expats: $117,515


19. Nairobi, Kenya

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Authentic Travel / Shutterstock

Mean Income for Expats: $119, 182


18. Bangkok

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Thomson Reuters

Mean Income for Expats: $119,601


17. Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Arlo Magicman/Shutterstock

Mean Income for Expats: $123,041


16. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Pixabay

Mean Income for Expats: $127,456


15. Doha, Qatar

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Dutourdumonde Photography/Shutterstock

Mean Income for Expats: $131,408


14. Tokyo, Japan

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Shutterstock

Mean Income for Expats: $132,508


13. Sydney, Australia

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iPhoto-Thailand/Shutterstock

Mean Income for Expats: $134,368


12. Moscow, Russia

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Thomson Reuters

Mean Income for Expats: $135,909


11. Dubai

Mean Income for Expats: $138,177


10. Paris, France

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Courtesy of La Reserve Paris

Mean Income for Expats: $139,602


9. Hong Kong, China

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Bobby Yip/Reuters

Mean Income for Expats: $148,410


8. Jakarta, Indonesia

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REUTERS/Beawiharta

Mean Income for Expats: $152,589


7. Los Angeles

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Melpomene/Shutterstock

Mean Income for Expats: $161,126


6. New York

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Shutterstock

Mean Income for Expats: $182,240


5. Geneva

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Reuters / Denis Balibouse

Mean Income for Expats: $184,942


4. Shanghai, China

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Eugene Lu/Shutterstock

Mean Income for Expats: $202,211


3. Zurich, Switzerland

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Bumble Dee/Shutterstock

Mean Income for Expats: $206,875


2. San Francisco, California

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f11photo/Shutterstock

Mean Income for Expats: $207,227


1. Mumbai, India

Expats in Mumbai, India earn over $200,000 on average.

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Photo by Harry Piqué on Unsplash

Mean Income for Expats: $217,165