These 24 cities pay the highest salaries in the world

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  • Do you live in one of them?

    Salaries are considered a taboo subject, rarely coming up in conversation for fear of creating awkwardness. It’s difficult then to know what the average salary in your area is, and more importantly, if you’re being short-changed.

    The Deutsche Bank officially released its annual Mapping the world’s prices report last week, and the results were pretty eye-opening.

    Analysing everything from average rent and housing costs across the globe to the price of a packet of cigarettes in each individual country, the report looked at every detail to determine the most powerful cities in the world.

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    One of the factors that the report looked into was average earning figures, listing the top 24 cities that have the highest average monthly salary.

    It’s hardly surprising that most of the places on the list were capital cities, with rent prices and food costing so much that it’s a necessity to pay a higher salary just for the inhabitants to survive.

    Here are the 24 cities that have the highest average monthly salaries…

    1. Zurich, Switzerland – £4,548
    2. San Francisco, USA – £3,730
    3. Boston, USA – £3,345
    4. New York, USA – £3,121
    5. Chicago, USA – £2,804
    6. Sydney, Australia – £2,588
    7. Melbourne, Australia – £2585
    8. Oslo, Norway – £2,441
    9. Singapore – £2,381
    10. Copenhagen, Denmark – £2,289
    11. Wellington, New Zealand – £2,276
    12. Tokyo, Japan – £2,242

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    13. London, UK – £2149
    14. Auckland, New Zealand – £2,137
    15. Hong Kong – £2,101
    16. Frankfurt, Germany – £20,32
    17. Stockholm, Sweden – £2029
    18. Helsinki, Finland – £2,027
    19. Dublin, Ireland – £2,015
    20. Paris, France – £2,000
    21. Toronto, Canada – £1,980
    22. Amsterdam, Netherlands – £1,930
    23. Ottawa, Canada – £1,890
    24. Edinburgh, UK –  £1,770

    That’s it. Let’s pack up and move to Oslo.

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