HNWI RESIDENCE RANKING
RankCOUNTRYCITYIndexAirportClimateCost of LivingEconomic PowerEnglish ProficencyFreedomHealthInfrastructureLuxuryPassportPerceptionPollutionReal EstateSafetyTaxationTodo BusinessUniversityWellbeing
1United StatesNew York11.0000.490.4901.0010.860.760.8910.810.830.730.220.710.380.930.890.75
2United KingdomLondon10.9810.730.480.210.7210.940.890.890.7710.930.690.050.80.40.920.990.82
3JapanTokyo10.9150.770.480.610.750.520.960.920.9310.790.920.720.350.760.380.870.750.54
4CanadaToronto10.7010.560.460.60.4310.990.920.890.450.80.920.770.550.840.510.880.810.8
5South KoreaSeoul10.6820.870.500.610.600.550.840.890.890.80.790.780.590.320.810.50.870.880.83
6United StatesLos Angeles10.6820.40.930.210.5310.860.760.890.80.810.840.680.570.680.40.910.790.75
7United StatesSan Francisco10.6620.630.7400.8010.860.760.860.570.810.90.790.390.710.410.910.830.75
8CanadaMontreal10.5430.540.440.730.3610.990.920.930.320.80.920.80.620.850.480.880.740.8
9AustraliaMelbourne10.5260.640.720.390.3210.980.9410.420.760.930.820.510.860.440.870.830.79
10AustraliaSydney10.4930.730.740.270.3710.980.9410.450.760.970.820.410.840.440.890.820.79
11FranceParis10.4670.60.550.520.620.540.90.910.960.680.990.890.630.340.80.340.830.820.68
12SwitzerlandZurich10.4000.940.510.230.430.610.960.930.960.340.990.910.840.520.940.520.910.790.8
13Hong KongHong Kong10.3760.690.490.310.720.560.590.990.960.840.810.810.5100.710.820.910.840.68
14CanadaVancouver10.2630.810.520.570.1910.990.920.930.380.80.930.860.520.840.530.870.70.8
15SingaporeSingapore10.1750.860.200.30.3910.520.9110.610.760.860.710.270.910.740.940.850.79
16AustraliaBrisbane10.0540.740.720.430.1310.980.9410.320.760.870.850.590.850.440.850.710.79
17SpainMadrid10.0290.670.670.650.350.560.940.90.930.40.990.910.710.540.820.350.790.580.8
18GermanyMunich9.9420.870.450.550.310.620.940.920.890.4110.910.830.30.860.360.880.810.75
19NetherlandsAmsterdam9.9080.790.520.380.250.710.990.90.960.40.990.920.760.660.810.330.880.650.82
20IrelandDublin9.7890.590.500.30.2810.960.910.880.210.990.910.810.660.830.330.840.620.77
21SwedenStockholm9.7390.360.370.430.370.710.930.960.2310.940.860.720.860.330.870.550.77
22GermanyFrankfurt9.7340.840.600.60.230.620.940.9210.4310.880.710.390.840.360.860.530.75
23AustriaVienna9.7090.70.650.60.200.620.940.910.340.990.940.790.530.830.320.860.550.72
24United StatesBoston9.6820.660.470.080.3910.860.760.960.450.810.850.840.450.680.440.920.850.75
25SpainBarcelona9.6660.690.760.690.190.560.940.90.960.380.990.930.630.380.810.340.810.60.8
26DenmarkCopenhagen9.6550.80.450.290.210.70.970.920.960.330.990.960.790.630.890.390.870.570.81
27SwitzerlandLausanne9.6480.540.570.340.200.610.960.930.960.320.990.910.840.40.90.520.910.70.8
28FinlandHelsinki9.5930.740.370.520.240.6610.930.960.2110.910.840.550.870.420.850.570.72
29New ZealandAuckland9.5750.690.650.440.0710.980.920.930.320.760.90.830.330.840.560.880.60.81
30Czech RepublicPrague9.5680.540.480.780.150.580.930.870.880.330.990.890.720.670.830.610.810.40.69
31ItalyMilan9.5470.310.530.520.310.540.890.90.890.510.990.930.560.60.80.440.770.540.78
32United StatesMiami9.4770.520.430.150.3910.860.760.930.790.810.860.810.470.60.490.890.380.75
33GermanyBerlin9.4740.210.460.650.160.620.940.920.960.4110.870.730.480.850.360.880.730.75
34PortugalLisbon9.4700.710.830.720.000.590.970.910.80.360.990.720.80.580.880.470.760.440.64
35SwitzerlandGeneva9.4540.480.540.220.240.610.960.930.960.340.990.910.790.470.920.510.860.560.8
36ItalyRome9.4200.090.710.590.220.540.890.90.930.510.990.920.620.560.80.440.750.460.78
37ChileSantiago9.3710.420.850.760.240.520.940.850.860.340.770.390.430.750.710.520.780.550.73
38TaiwanTaipei9.3590.430.450.780.450.520.930.80.860.370.770.660.170.560.660.590.840.650.73
39PolandWarsaw9.3530.610.480.840.160.620.850.830.790.350.970.590.630.840.790.490.780.320.75
40NorwayOslo9.3120.470.350.40.240.6810.9310.210.990.910.810.60.880.360.850.50.82
41MexicoMexico City9.2910.30.880.890.290.520.620.830.460.510.750.510.50.70.460.550.740.620.87
42GreeceAthens9.1820.460.730.790.140.570.850.860.730.360.990.840.60.720.710.410.690.30.74
43JerseySaint Helier9.1550.520.540.390.0010.940.840.82010.870.960.760.970.760.8300.85
44Isle of ManDouglas9.1450.430.480.390.0010.940.830.79010.870.930.920.980.710.8600.85
45LiechtensteinVaduz9.1280.240.520.490.050.650.90.840.910.120.990.870.840.880.990.80.8700.85
46BelgiumBrussels9.1260.550.500.560.230.620.950.890.930.330.990.870.630.410.780.280.790.630.62
47United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi9.0980.410.550.50.210.650.170.870.860.440.720.670.190.90.820.980.840.240.87
48ItalyVenice9.0360.480.610.580.140.540.890.90.90.210.990.910.610.640.820.440.730.380.78
49BrazilSao Paulo9.0110.350.730.80.350.520.780.840.660.390.760.530.530.520.490.520.630.570.85
50Turks and Caicos IslandsProvidenciales8.9850.490.670.470.0010.940.890.7700.740.740.890.760.780.990.8400.7
51MaltaValletta8.9600.530.740.610.0010.920.90.820.120.990.310.80.620.890.620.7500.81
52United Arab EmiratesDubai8.9560.730.540.410.270.650.170.870.860.460.720.840.010.830.790.980.8600.87
53MalaysiaKuala Lumpur8.8880.280.020.860.290.610.450.840.80.390.740.580.510.760.610.720.820.620.84
54ArgentinaBuenos Aires8.8800.280.710.820.210.570.830.830.810.270.740.550.660.550.60.470.660.630.76
55HungaryBudapest8.8750.560.590.830.120.590.720.790.840.310.990.840.640.770.80.570.7500.46
56Turks and Caicos IslandsCockburn Town8.8380.490.670.620.0510.940.890.7500.740.670.840.720.580.990.6500.7
57CyprusNicosia8.8130.510.720.730.050.60.940.90.670.150.960.340.580.920.810.630.7600.77
58GibraltarGibraltar8.8100.580.770.50.0010.940.890.7800.730.760.630.490.890.840.8600.85
59RussiaMoscow8.8100.260.430.680.550.520.20.740.840.590.450.650.570.660.520.650.760.560.55
60ChinaShanghai8.7410.740.490.680.760.520.140.580.750.50.350.780.2600.660.540.750.850.7
61TurkeyIstanbul8.7250.40.660.90.340.480.320.810.680.470.440.710.490.750.610.520.740.370.72
62BermudaHamilton8.6700.420.6800.0010.940.890.810.150.750.710.890.650.650.940.670.390.7
63RomaniaBucharest8.6530.410.540.870.050.590.840.750.660.320.970.50.580.890.810.610.7400.66
64CyprusLimassol8.6500.010.840.750.000.60.940.90.700.960.680.640.90.820.630.7600.77
65PeruLima8.6500.680.850.870.160.510.730.750.750.120.710.530.250.770.580.620.710.310.81
66LithuaniaVilnius8.6450.540.370.790.000.570.910.830.7800.990.630.740.750.790.690.780.330.69
67ChinaBeijing8.6350.60.530.790.770.520.140.580.860.540.350.450.0400.670.540.750.810.7
68ColombiaBogota8.5370.690.670.860.150.50.650.790.640.330.680.440.50.70.410.530.750.510.83
69Costa RicaSan Jose8.5250.430.680.810.000.530.910.850.590.120.690.630.660.860.630.630.750.320.84
70BrazilRio de Janeiro8.4810.420.560.80.240.520.780.840.710.30.760.70.530.550.450.520.650.390.85
71ThailandBangkok8.4560.520.190.790.380.50.310.810.70.520.330.770.530.720.510.720.770.450.72
72QatarDoha8.4240.450.580.530.200.480.240.890.680.320.350.6500.940.830.970.750.340.83
73BahamasNassau8.4230.450.630.420.0510.910.810.660.150.740.680.550.720.510.960.5700.93
74SlovakiaBratislava8.4080.510.580.790.050.580.890.850.8200.990.280.710.860.80.530.7300.7
75FranceNice8.3800.630.720.60.000.540.90.910.870.190.990.770.710.590.830.340.7800.68
76EstoniaTallinn8.3550.560.430.750.000.520.940.850.7600.990.650.850.80.830.570.8100.66
77MacauMacau8.3450.520.500.670.000.520.590.930.870.490.790.720.710.540.70.810.6800.7
78British Virgin IslandsRoad town8.3350.470.520.50.0010.940.890.7200.730.650.870.530.620.980.7800.7
79Cayman IslandsGeorge Town8.3250.580.6700.0710.940.890.760.150.730.680.750.580.5310.8500.7
80SeychellesVictoria8.2930.510.400.640.0510.710.840.7300.690.310.720.560.790.710.670.380.7
81SloveniaLjubljana8.2850.350.500.750.000.590.930.880.8800.990.770.760.680.870.450.7200.74
82GreeceCorfu8.2650.570.630.780.000.570.850.860.6700.990.690.790.710.820.410.6800.74
83Saint LuciaCastries8.2450.570.610.790.0010.910.790.650.120.670.370.740.810.480.650.7100.7
84MonacoMonaco8.1970.290.7000.170.620.8210.940.330.750.820.6600.980.880.8300.85
85OmanMuscat8.1830.470.580.820.090.440.230.860.860.260.440.250.070.890.730.930.670.30.97
86ChinaGuangzhou8.1730.40.480.880.640.520.140.580.770.370.350.450.290.360.670.560.730.380.7
87MauritiusPort Louis8.0700.140.600.80.0010.890.840.690.150.660.290.70.550.70.690.7200.73
88LuxembourgLuxembourg City8.0500.530.440.410.000.650.980.920.930.230.990.450.890.290.90.530.8300.77
89Saudi ArabiaRiyadh8.0380.240.620.90.050.440.070.860.680.380.340.49010.670.850.690.340.89
90CroatiaSplit8.0350.350.690.830.000.510.860.840.6500.970.280.780.760.810.50.7200.61
91UruguayMontevideo8.0100.410.790.720.000.520.980.860.7900.730.690.70.750.660.50.6800.71
92MacedoniaSkopje7.9950.370.660.910.000.490.580.780.6500.660.550.720.880.780.70.7400.66
93South AfricaCape Town7.9820.750.840.780.180.630.780.60.690.340.320.520.710.440.250.510.710.470.74
94LatviaRiga7.9800.50.450.780.000.570.870.790.7100.980.310.70.870.770.570.7700.54
95MontenegroBudva7.9100.390.590.870.000.510.670.760.6800.670.540.760.780.840.640.7300.73
96BahrainManama7.9050.510.660.680.100.470.120.870.750.320.350.2800.920.670.960.70.220.79
97SerbiaBelgrade7.8780.410.610.880.050.590.730.740.7200.680.420.60.760.780.60.700.68
98South AfricaJohannesburg7.8700.650.860.80.190.630.780.60.70.360.320.520.340.510.340.510.680.350.74
99BarbadosBridgetown7.8550.440.490.530.0010.960.860.650.120.720.340.780.440.770.570.6100.93
100IndonesiaJakarta7.8440.520.340.840.250.520.640.640.570.460.250.50.290.610.670.610.720.390.78
101IcelandReykjavik7.8350.20.240.270.000.720.950.930.8400.990.440.950.810.940.470.800.75
102KuwaitKuwait City7.8280.40.590.530.150.430.360.870.860.370.420.2700.870.760.960.6800.88
103AndorraAndorra la Vella7.825-1.40.500.720.000.60.960.880.870.120.750.640.770.810.970.780.700.85
104AnguillaThe Valley7.7900.570.550.030.0010.940.890.7300.710.640.880.390.620.970.800.7
105Antigua and BarbudaSaint John's7.7900.530.530.410.0010.830.890.6400.680.240.760.690.540.870.6600.7
106IndiaNew Delhi7.7770.660.540.960.360.560.770.520.590.350.220.5400.550.540.590.670.370.48
107Saudi ArabiaJeddah7.7350.050.550.90.000.440.070.860.750.340.340.49010.660.850.70.320.89
108VanuatuPort Vila7.7250.530.500.60.0010.810.680.5200.660.350.780.660.520.90.7200.7
109BulgariaSofia7.7200.490.550.910.000.570.80.690.5500.980.230.590.590.770.680.7400.56
110ParaguayAsuncion7.6900.50.590.920.000.460.640.710.6400.720.450.620.820.610.750.600.77
111AlbaniaSarande7.6850.230.530.940.000.50.680.760.6400.660.460.790.860.780.550.7300.68
112GeorgiaTbilisi7.5680.430.560.940.050.450.640.70.5600.650.290.420.850.70.710.7500.71
113IndiaMumbai7.5230.70.220.890.510.560.770.520.520.370.220.490.10.280.60.590.690.380.48
114MoldovaChisinau7.5200.50.570.980.000.420.610.750.6300.670.210.560.860.780.610.6600.59
115BrazilBrasilia7.5000.460.700.830.000.520.780.840.6500.760.530.750.60.410.520.6200.85
116KazakhstanAlmaty7.4790.360.530.90.120.460.220.750.610.190.280.390.30.860.60.680.720.430.52
117KazakhstanAstana7.4780.420.490.880.050.460.220.750.7500.280.540.650.860.70.760.70.290.52
118United StatesCharlotte Amalie7.4600.380.310.570.0010.860.760.610.210.810.850.80.660.170.570.6500.65
119EgyptCairo7.4350.420.760.880.140.470.260.710.540.170.220.6400.810.570.620.620.340.75
120PhilippinesManila7.4020.460.270.820.250.610.620.590.640.460.230.50.450.650.310.540.680.350.79
121ColombiaCali7.3950.380.6710.000.50.650.790.5500.680.440.690.720.390.530.6900.83
122IndiaBangalore7.3830.260.6610.220.560.770.520.50.210.220.490.120.540.560.590.680.440.48
123BrazilBelo Horizonte7.3400.190.730.870.000.520.780.840.650.120.760.530.590.510.360.520.6300.85
124MoroccoDakhla7.3200.590.960.940.000.480.390.630.2500.270.490.60.650.670.830.7100.75
125FijiSuva7.3200.390.460.70.0010.590.750.430.150.310.360.610.730.670.60.6900.83
126UkraineKiev7.3190.230.450.930.110.510.620.720.430.190.690.390.430.730.350.610.620.320.48
127RussiaSaint Petersburg7.3100.410.400.830.000.520.20.740.840.210.450.380.520.810.450.650.740.430.55
128GrenadaSaint George's7.3000.480.530.460.0010.880.630.4900.70.180.70.680.640.650.5900.7
129PanamaPanama City7.2850.380.080.750.000.510.830.690.640.340.720.520.630.690.540.690.6900.86
130GuatemalaGuatemala City7.2650.520.810.820.000.50.560.60.540.120.690.430.470.820.190.740.6400.79
131LebanonBeirut7.1700.510.790.490.120.580.430.670.540.320.250.160.430.610.350.70.60.420.81
132ColombiaMedellin7.1650.240.690.990.000.50.650.790.5500.680.440.540.660.330.530.7400.83
133MoroccoCasablanca7.1640.310.830.860.130.480.390.630.610.320.270.490.40.520.680.490.6800.75
134BelarusMinsk7.1500.180.510.890.000.50.210.760.6700.350.510.730.790.570.660.660.350.58
135ChinaWuhan7.1300.30.520.940.160.520.140.580.660.310.350.450.030.450.680.550.70.420.7
136HondurasTegucigalpa7.0700.550.770.930.000.50.460.620.4600.690.440.390.840.210.70.5900.73
137EcuadorQuito7.0500.410.740.840.000.490.60.780.6400.330.180.60.880.610.490.600.75
138ThailandPhuket7.0100.410.320.880.000.50.310.810.350.150.330.570.670.830.560.720.7900.72
139ChinaChengdu6.9880.650.560.920.170.520.140.580.660.380.350.4500.460.680.550.7100.7
140TunisiaTunis6.9700.530.7010.000.490.70.750.6100.260.210.340.740.620.520.6100.78
141Saint Kitts and NevisBasseterre6.9450.580.450.520.0010.890.630.4200.70.10.910.250.430.860.6100.7
142DominicaRoseau6.9350.140.460.670.0010.930.560.4600.670.20.790.590.50.530.6900.7
143ChinaChongqing6.9090.370.480.930.170.520.140.580.660.360.350.450.140.520.690.550.7100.7
144AzerbaijanBaku6.8950.540.630.940.000.470.120.720.50.270.270.160.140.870.670.570.700.81
145ChinaShenyang6.8500.360.520.950.110.520.140.580.660.440.350.450.020.520.70.550.6900.7
146NicaraguaManagua6.8250.50.460.890.000.50.440.60.5600.670.380.050.850.520.680.6400.74
147JordanAmman6.8150.250.770.770.000.470.370.660.590.190.260.290.390.640.690.680.6700.81
148ChinaChangsha6.8100.280.500.950.110.520.140.580.660.320.350.450.230.550.670.550.7300.7
149ChinaNanjing6.7430.170.510.880.050.520.140.580.660.350.350.4500.310.70.550.710.470.7
150Dominican republicSanto Domingo6.6950.280.650.750.000.560.670.60.480.190.270.490.50.710.440.590.6800.77
151ChinaQingdao6.6830.280.630.890.110.520.140.580.680.310.350.450.220.350.690.550.700.7
152El SalvadorSan Salvador6.6800.190.650.890.000.460.70.710.5600.690.470.280.8600.640.6600.7
153Trinidad and TobagoPort of Spain6.6400.380.440.670.0010.810.780.4500.70.150.760.350.240.550.6100.66
154IndiaKolkata6.6100.460.3610.190.560.770.520.50.120.220.490.060.570.570.590.6600.48
155IndiaChennai6.6080.40.3610.110.560.770.520.50.120.220.490.40.590.580.590.6600.48
156ChinaNingbo6.6000.430.490.910.070.520.140.580.660.310.350.450.250.40.680.550.700.7
157MongoliaUlaanbaatar6.5900.480.440.910.000.440.850.580.510.190.270.2200.870.60.620.6100.67
158ChinaTianjin6.5480.360.640.910.050.520.140.580.860.230.350.4500.370.680.550.7100.7
159HondurasSan Pedro Sula6.5400.460.410.880.000.50.460.620.4600.690.440.440.880.060.680.6500.73
160IndiaHyderabad6.5400.480.4910.070.560.770.520.500.220.490.270.590.60.590.6600.48
161AlgeriaAlgiers6.4830.390.750.970.050.420.350.70.300.190.430.320.690.570.480.5500.87
162St Vincent and The GrenadinesKingstown6.4800.570.430.910.0010.90.350.4100.680.150.8200.450.550.6700.7
163BoliviaLa Paz6.4200.440.570.890.000.530.670.410.2100.280.470.240.890.510.720.5100.7
164ChinaWuxi6.4050.460.500.910.000.520.140.580.660.240.350.450.120.450.690.550.700.7
165ChinaSuzhou6.4000.220.520.90.000.520.140.580.860.280.350.450.20.40.660.550.7100.7
166TanzaniaDar es Salaam6.3980.470.660.780.0510.520.250.4800.20.170.20.820.490.630.5700.51
167VenezuelaCaracas6.3780.290.770.910.100.460.260.80.610.330.70.380.5100.050.50.4200.84
168UzbekistanTashkent6.2900.550.550.950.000.450.070.730.4800.250.110.210.680.660.60.6600.76
169Sri LankaColombo6.2850.280.470.940.000.480.550.740.520.120.120.210.460.620.660.620.6500.36
170IranTehran6.2250.110.560.870.000.470.180.670.340.120.180.320.340.690.560.50.610.290.73
171VietnamHanoi6.2200.330.440.890.130.530.20.450.520.210.20.170.280.710.610.470.6600.74
172VietnamHo Chi Minh City6.0780.530.220.820.110.530.20.450.480.210.20.170.40.760.60.470.6700.74
173Cape VerdePraia5.9400.550.920.730.000.530.900.2300.20.310.040.820.550.610.6300.5
174KenyaNairobi5.9050.430.890.790.0010.480.140.4300.190.140.580.170.460.610.6300.62
175LaosVientiane5.8400.520.490.80.000.380.120.40.2900.210.140.110.940.690.680.6100.71
176CambodiaPhnom Penh5.7480.530.310.850.050.410.30.430.4500.170.120.10.830.530.730.6400.62
177LibyaTripoli5.6950.320.710.840.000.390.090.750.480.120.130.090100.760.1800.83
178PakistanKarachi5.6550.350.6210.000.50.430.360.520.120.090.3400.670.230.60.5800.71
179NigeriaLagos5.5290.470.670.920.130.550.500.4600.110.350.160.470.260.670.5500.74
180PakistanLahore5.4950.490.5710.000.50.430.360.500.090.3400.610.240.60.5800.71
181ComorosMoroni5.1650.380.3410.000.40.550.20.4500.150.140.730.240.510.610.5800.6
182EthiopiaAddis Ababa5.1550.540.790.760.000.550.120.270.3500.110.1800.470.530.480.5300.67
183BangladeshDhaka5.1400.520.310.870.000.510.450.50.2700.110.1400.560.510.450.5600.7
184IraqBaghdad4.8900.380.550.890.000.380.310.620.2400.090.2300.6300.670.2500.71
185AngolaLuanda4.5480.490.860.150.050.430.2600.2200.150.3100.50.470.720.4500.59
186SyriaDamascus4.0300.270.660.980.000.4800.20.3200.150.010.28000.660.2300.69

Our HNWI Residence Index ranks 181 world cities. The ranking incorporates 18 different indexes, all in relation to what makes a city great for HNWI to relocate. We have placed different weights on each of our 18 different indexes in order to have a general ranking of cities.


Our ranking adopts the HNWI perspective, and may differ from Quality of Life Indexes or other rankings. Many of the indexes are tailored to the wealthy, and others, like the luxury and passport indexes, would not feature in a normal Quality of Life Index.


Few of the indexes are country-based, either because factors apply to the whole jurisdiction (i.e., Passport) or because real data is lacking or too difficult to obtain (i.e., English proficiency). We have added five BRIC cities so that investors from those cities can compare their town with potential future destinations.

  • You can personalize the ranking by giving each set of criteria a different value(s). Our HNWI Residence ranking gives the following value to these specific criteria: HIGH VALUE: Economic Power
  • MEDIUM VALUE: Climate, English, Cost of Living, Health, Luxury, Passport, Real Estate, Safety, Taxation, and University
  • LOW VALUE: Airport, Freedom, Infrastructure, Perception, Pollution, To do Business, and Wellbeing

Each individual index page on our site will offer more precise information on the source and methodology.