Have you ever wondered which are the richest cities in the world? Where do billionaires and richest people decide to live?
Some cities on this list will probably surprise you, for others perhaps their location was obvious. For this ranking we based on the latest available report from Wealth-X, the Wealth-X's Billionaire Census report, which offers an in-depth perspective on the issue, thanks to a census of the world's multimillionaires.
Here are the ranking of the richest cities in the world!
10 - Mumbai, 38 billionaires
In tenth place in the ranking is this Indian city, the capital of Maharashtra, on the west coast of India. But it couldn't be otherwise, as the city is the shopping, financial and entertainment center of the country. Here are, in fact, some of the headquarters of the most important financial centers.
India is a Country of strong contrasts: on the one hand there are the overcrowded cities with most of the population very poor, on the other hand people who hold a lot of power and money, who live life in luxury and in the most modern neighborhoods.
9 - Dubai, 38 billionaires
The city of the United Arab Emirates could not miss the list immediately strikes for its luxury, for its futuristic architecture and its modernity. Suffice it to say that here is one of the most futuristic skyscrapers in the world, as well as the tallest, the Burj Khalifa.
Between artificial islands, such as The Palm Jumeirah, and hotels with stellar prices, such as the famous Burj al-Arab, the cost of living is really high if you go to the most touristy and trendy places. A room for one night in the sail-shaped hotel costs more than € 1.000,00.
8 - Los Angeles, 39 billionaires
America is the richest country and the one with the largest number of billionaires. This American city in Southern California is the center of the television and film industry of the country and here are Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
Like most of the big American cities, Los Angeles has a very high cost of living and is the city where actors, famous people live and where anyone who wants to try to break into show business moves.
7 - Singapore, 39 billionaires
In Southeast Asia it is one of the richest cities, even if it has lost some positions in the ranking. Here there are important financial centers, large private clubs, very expensive elite schools.
It is one of the most expensive cities in the world, where the cost of living is very high. One of the most exclusive streets is Orchard Road, the main street of Singapore, which is lined with shopping malls, huge skyscrapers and the largest luxury boutiques. Walking along this avenue is a real experience, you don't know where to look!
6 - Beijing, 55 billionaires
China is one of the great economic powers in the world, therefore it could not be without a city in the top 10. And this city is a huge metropolis with about 29 million inhabitants! IS' one of the major political and cultural centers in the world and the tertiary sector is the most productive sector.
Here the cost of living is really very high and, together with the city Shanghai, it represents one of the most expensive cities in China.
5 - London, 65 billionaires
First European city that we find in the top 10, it is without a doubt one of the richest cities in the world and with the largest number of resident billionaires and a continuous increase in the latter figure. Despite Brexit and the resulting market imbalances, the number of billionaires is steadily increasing from year to year.
One of the European cities with the highest cost of living, starting from rents, with very high prices. Here you will find some of the most exclusive residences and properties in the whole of the UK, with stunning views over the city and right in the heart of London.
4 - Moscow, 70 billionaires
The capital of Russia is one of the richest cities in the world. Several billionaires live here, mostly concentrated in Rublyovka district, the most exclusive of the whole city! Here you will find dream houses and residences, high fashion shops with exorbitant prices, luxury and super elegant restaurants. Not surprisingly, several Soviet leaders lived in this area.
With a very high cost of living, it is one of the main economic centers, financial and also cultural in the country, it is in fact one of the most visited cities in Russia!
3 - San Francisco, 75 billionaires
It is the second largest American city in the ranking, a very important city in California and the center of commerce, technology and tourism, thus becoming one of the most important financial and economic centers of all the United States!
Being one of the richest cities in California and the world, the cost of living is very high, with very high rental costs and where the average household income is also quite high. Many of the billionaires featured here directly manage various businesses in the city's financial district. Also, outside the center is the famous Silicon Valley.
2 - Hong Kong, 87 billionaires
In second place we find this autonomous territory in southeastern China. Represents one of the most important financial centers in the world, as well as an important port and shopping destination, with exclusive boutiques and renowned tailors that create bespoke suits.
Obviously, this is it one of the cities with the highest cost of living! Here, the wealthiest people live in the skyscrapers of the most exclusive neighborhoods or in huge villas, while the majority of the population has difficulty paying the rents of very small apartments.
1 - New York, 105 billionaires
L'America is the richest country in the world and the first place in the ranking could only be the city of skyscrapers, luxury, parties.
The Big Apple, with Times Square and the Empire State Building, the financial and economic center, with Wall Street.
Those who have visited New York have noticed for themselves the high cost of living. And if a small apartment already costs a lot, think how much a loft on the top floor of a skyscraper can cost, with a wonderful view over the whole city! Imagine waking up every morning, looking out the window and seeing Central Park or the Empire, a dream!