Why is Mumbai the Best Paying City for Expats?

In the most desirable neighbourhoods of Mumbai are some of the best-paid expats in the world. Foreign professionals in the Indian metropolis earn, on average, $217,000, according to recent figures. So why is Mumbai the best paying city for expats?

How can Mumbai expats earn so much more than the global average?

Simply put, older and more experienced workers. 44% of Mumbai’s expats are sent by their employer. Therefore, the majority of these employees benefit from hefty relocation packages which gives some explanations for the high salaries. About 89% of employment in Mumbai is for expats and many of the jobs are in engineering.

In India, many expat positions are in top managerial roles, such as CEO, or those directly reporting...

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