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London Life: A Global Comparison

London Life: A Global Comparison

This city of more than 8 million that never sleeps, this Big Smoke, this capital circus, is one of a handful of the most sought-after business locations on the planet. We compare working life in London to the big names around the world.

If you live and work in London, you might find it easy to forget how privileged you are to be where a massive portion of the working world wishes to be.

As times change and more and more people flock to this city of dreams, we look at how it compares to the other big business destinations on Earth.

LONDON

Population: 8.2m

Known For: History, banking, Big Ben

Top Industries: Finance, media and legal

Average Pay: ┬ú80,000 – ┬ú90,000

Cost of Living Index: #17

Climate: 7c ΓÇô 15c average, 590mm rainfall

PARIS

Population: 2.2m

Known For: Fashion, fine art, Eiffel Tower

Top Industries: Manufacturing, food and luxury items

Average Pay: Γé¼40,000 – Γé¼50,000

Cost of Living Index: #6

Climate: 8c ΓÇô 16c average, 650mm rainfall

NEW YORK

Population: 8.2m

Known For: Culture, tourism, Statue of Liberty

Top Industries: Finance, media and creative

Average Pay: $80,000 – $90,000

Cost of Living Index: #47

Climate: 9c ΓÇô 17c average, 50mm rainfall

TOKYO

Population: 8.7m

Known For: Food, technology, Tokyo Tower

Top Industries: Transport, telecoms and retail

Average Pay: ┬Ñ3m – ┬Ñ4m

Cost of Living Index: #2

Climate: 13c ΓÇô 20c average, 1406mm rainfall

SYDNEY

Population: 4.6m

Known For: Beaches, sunshine, Sydney Opera House

Top Industries: Retail, engineering and entertainment

Average Pay: $60,000 – $70,000

Cost of Living Index: #7

Climate: 14c ΓÇô 22c average, 1213mm rainfall

SAO PAULO

Population: 11m

Known For: Football, carnivals, Mirante do Vale

Top Industries: Telecoms, automotive and finance

Average Pay: $R30,000 – $R40,000

Cost of Living Index: #28

Climate: 15c ΓÇô 25c average, 1460mm rainfall

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