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Cities with the highest average salaries in the world, 2019

San Francisco, United States

As it turns out, cities in Switzerland and the United States offer the highest salaries in the world, that’s according to a new “global city salary ranking 2019” from the CEOWORLD magazine. Published Today, the report analyzed the quality of living and salaries for residents in 300 cities around the world. (The survey calculated salaries “net of taxes,” or after taxes.)

San Francisco topped the index, with residents bringing in an average of $6,580 a month, the Golden Gate City has the highest salaries in the world for 2019.

San Jose, ranks second in monthly salaries, according to the analysis, in 2019, the average monthly salary after taxes for citizens of the city of San Jose was $6,457. San Jose was followed by 4 Swiss cities Zurich (No. 3), Bern (No.4), and Geneva (No. 5), and Basel (No. 5).

Cities with the highest average salaries in the world, 2019

RankCityAverage Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
1San Francisco, CA, United States6580.25
2San Jose, CA, United States6457.25
3Zurich, Switzerland5909.42
4Bern, Switzerland5285.11
5Geneva, Switzerland5267.25
6Basel, Switzerland5211.49
7Washington, DC, United States5118.12
8Seattle, WA, United States4973.99
9Lausanne, Switzerland4942.65
10Dallas, TX, United States4826.59
11Raleigh, NC, United States4789.43
12New York, NY, United States4646.67
13Boston, MA, United States4525.56
14San Diego, CA, United States4352.96
15Austin, TX, United States4250.42
16Los Angeles, CA, United States4235.28
17Atlanta, GA, United States4198.52
18Chicago, IL, United States4061.05
19Charlotte, NC, United States4022.14
20Anchorage, AK, United States4021.56
21Houston, TX, United States3856.95
22Nashville, TN, United States3784.06
23Aalborg, Denmark3783.63
24Portland, OR, United States3783.3
25Newcastle, Australia3725.8
26Sacramento, CA, United States3676.18
27Denver, CO, United States3602.66
28Minneapolis, MN, United States3591.29
29Luxembourg, Luxembourg3581.7
30Sydney, Australia3580.69
31Honolulu, HI, United States3572.13
32Canberra, Australia3525.06
33Stavanger, Norway3461.41
34Baltimore, MD, United States3413.36
35Bergen, Norway3371.68
36Las Vegas, NV, United States3316.91
37Phoenix, AZ, United States3302.06
38Brooklyn, NY, United States3302.02
39Reykjavik, Iceland3282.08
40Trondheim, Norway3258.98
41Calgary, Canada3258.73
42Salt Lake City, UT, United States3256.62
43Arhus, Denmark3255.92
44Oslo, Norway3246.09
45Copenhagen, Denmark3225.4
46Madison, WI, United States3224.19
47Brisbane, Australia3209.39
48Columbus, OH, United States3187.35
49San Antonio, TX, United States3144.47
50Melbourne, Australia3130.78
51Tampa, FL, United States3098.24
52Philadelphia, PA, United States3081.88
53Saint Louis, MO, United States3067.44
54Kansas City, MO, United States3034.81
55Ottawa, Canada3025.55
56Perth, Australia3004.09
57Reading, United Kingdom2996.43
58Pittsburgh, PA, United States2985.55
59Doha, Qatar2981.66
60Reno, NV, United States2952.17
61Eindhoven, Netherlands2951.21
62London, United Kingdom2927.78
63Miami, FL, United States2921.6
64Singapore, Singapore2899.28
65Dubai, United Arab Emirates2888.52
66Wellington, New Zealand2878.2
67Tokyo, Japan2868.51
68Adelaide, Australia2830.88
69Hamburg, Germany2825.01
70Edmonton, Canada2816.91
71Dublin, Ireland2807.83
72Karlsruhe, Germany2800.88
73Amsterdam, Netherlands2775.84
74Frankfurt, Germany2768.92
75Munich, Germany2757.26
76Little Rock, AR, United States2744.22
77Memphis, TN, United States2731.79
78Gold Coast, Australia2711.8
79Orlando, FL, United States2710.15
80Vancouver, Canada2704.53
81Albany, NY, United States2692.06
82Stuttgart, Germany2683.56
83Helsinki, Finland2674.52
84Buffalo, NY, United States2667.81
85Stockholm, Sweden2665.67
86Derby, United Kingdom2654.87
87Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2652.89
88Dusseldorf, Germany2637.58
89Hanover, Germany2633.61
90Indianapolis, IN, United States2605.79
91Cologne, Germany2605.07
92Aberdeen, United Kingdom2603.03
93Toronto, Canada2601.52
94Rotterdam, Netherlands2587.41
95Bristol, United Kingdom2581.78
96Paris, France2572.66
97Tampere, Finland2552.25
98Louisville, KY, United States2536.63
99Auckland, New Zealand2533.15
100Tucson, AZ, United States2530.32
101Brussels, Belgium2497.6
102Cork, Ireland2478.73
103Aachen, Germany2464.01
104The Hague (Den Haag), Netherlands2463.26
105Boise, ID, United States2463.13
106Edinburgh, United Kingdom2454.13
107Leeds, United Kingdom2443.29
108Mannheim, Germany2441.48
109Milwaukee, WI, United States2441.28
110Berlin, Germany2438.73
111Hong Kong, Hong Kong2433.67
112Gothenburg, Sweden2421.07
113Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel2420.72
114Cambridge, United Kingdom2404.28
115Christchurch, New Zealand2402.47
116Kelowna, Canada2401.5
117Hamilton, Canada2397.79
118Utrecht, Netherlands2388.5
119Toulouse, France2373.64
120Seoul, South Korea2364.84
121Victoria, Canada2350.48
122Dresden, Germany2339.59
123Montreal, Canada2324.45
124Uppsala, Sweden2316.2
125Galway, Ireland2309.4
126Cardiff, United Kingdom2302.16
127Saskatoon, Canada2288.87
128Oxford, United Kingdom2288.79
129Bonn, Germany2286.56
130Malmo, Sweden2253.8
131Liverpool, United Kingdom2246.95
132Manchester, United Kingdom2232.8
133London, Canada2212.86
134Vienna, Austria2207.66
135Leicester, United Kingdom2199.48
136Glasgow, United Kingdom2180.96
137Nuremberg, Germany2179.42
138Linz, Austria2177.25
139Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom2152.96
140Antwerp, Belgium2149.14
141Birmingham, United Kingdom2147.05
142Lyon, France2141.11
143Brighton, United Kingdom2139.34
144Groningen, Netherlands2134.12
145Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia2120.46
146Winnipeg, Canada2102.89
147Sheffield, United Kingdom2095.19
148San Juan, Puerto Rico2094.79
149Halifax, Canada2089.51
150Bremen, Germany2077.8
151Jerusalem, Israel2072.47
152Haifa, Israel2051.31
153Dundee, United Kingdom2049.98
154Delft, Netherlands1979.95
155Belfast, United Kingdom1969.55
156Gent, Belgium1967.72
157Ad Dammam, Saudi Arabia1791.76
158Sharjah, United Arab Emirates1781.19
159Madrid, Spain1781.11
160Kuwait City, Kuwait1775.22
161Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom1716.86
162Milan, Italy1709.86
163Limassol, Cyprus1675.52
164Genoa, Italy1648.31
165Barcelona, Spain1605.41
166Taipei, Taiwan1592.76
167Leipzig, Germany1576.53
168Turin, Italy1572.18
169Florence, Italy1557.2
170Rome, Italy1527.38
171Bologna, Italy1523.76
172Riyadh, Saudi Arabia1498.9
173Valencia, Spain1473.78
174Palma de Mallorca, Spain1465.49
175Muscat, Oman1442.12
176Sliema, Malta1440.72
177Jeddah (Jiddah), Saudi Arabia1428.88
178Seville (Sevilla), Spain1387.68
179Alicante, Spain1343.65
180Palermo, Italy1327.82
181Malaga, Spain1306.02
182Cape Town, South Africa1279.23
183Ajman, United Arab Emirates1255.37
184Tallinn, Estonia1250.93
185Prague, Czech Republic1248.5
186Ljubljana, Slovenia1238.52
187Naples, Italy1218.45
188Johannesburg, South Africa1212.78
189Manama, Bahrain1207.49
190Catania, Italy1201.59
191Shanghai, China1190.11
192Pretoria, South Africa1189.63
193Nicosia, Cyprus1176.74
194Beijing, China1174.06
195Shenzhen, China1162.06
196Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain1157.69
197Bratislava, Slovakia1129.21
198Tartu, Estonia1124.47
199Brno, Czech Republic1079.12
200Warsaw, Poland1075.98
201Moscow, Russia1038.66
202Gurgaon, India1025.08
203Durban, South Africa1011.62
204Beirut, Lebanon1011.36
205Lisbon, Portugal1008.21
206Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia999.9
207Zagreb, Croatia982.12
208Olomouc, Czech Republic956.67
209Guangzhou, China951.81
210Coimbra, Portugal943.7
211Krakow (Cracow), Poland927.79
212Penang, Malaysia921.82
213Ostrava, Czech Republic913.14
214Vilnius, Lithuania907.39
215Wroclaw, Poland900.8
216Gdansk, Poland900.63
217San Jose, Costa Rica893.91
218Porto, Portugal877.03
219Riga, Latvia869.41
220Port Elizabeth, South Africa868.57
221Athens, Greece845.84
222Heraklion, Greece836.55
223Katowice, Poland835.78
224Navi Mumbai, India832.32
225Budapest, Hungary825.73
226Poznan, Poland822.35
227Santiago, Chile814.59
228Panama City, Panama805.97
229Kosice, Slovakia792.67
230Brasilia, Brazil779.23
231Kaunas, Lithuania777.27
232Bangalore, India767.26
233Sofia, Bulgaria761.63
234Rijeka, Croatia760.24
235Klaipeda, Lithuania758.47
236Bangkok, Thailand758.29
237Thessaloniki, Greece751.3
238Split, Croatia733.6
239Patras, Greece725.45
240Lodz, Poland720.75
241Montevideo, Uruguay717.68
242Monterrey, Mexico710.29
243Bucharest, Romania704.18
244Cluj-Napoca, Romania688.66
245Szczecin, Poland678.99
246Saint Petersburg, Russia677.29
247Osijek, Croatia665.82
248Mexico City, Mexico637.47
249Brasov, Romania634.77
250Quito, Ecuador633.04
251Noida, India629.32
252Irbil, Iraq627.78
253Debrecen, Hungary604.69
254Queretaro, Mexico603.62
255Santa Cruz, Bolivia600.38
256Amman, Jordan596.16
257Pune, India594.78
258Mumbai, India592.27
259Guatemala City, Guatemala591.88
260Iasi, Romania579.94
261Thane, India578.83
262Sao Paulo, Brazil568.46
263Timisoara, Romania555.01
264Szeged, Hungary549.55
265Rio de Janeiro, Brazil539.69
266Buenos Aires, Argentina538.41
267Yekaterinburg, Russia534.55
268Baghdad, Iraq533.56
269Plovdiv, Bulgaria523.88
270Arad, Romania522.76
271Rabat, Morocco522.64
272Podgorica, Montenegro521.24
273Ploiesti, Romania520.98
274Chiang Mai, Thailand520.88
275Guayaquil, Ecuador520.71
276Varna, Bulgaria514.59
277Pristina, Kosovo (Disputed Territory)512.49
278Delhi, India509.38
279Constanta, Romania507.45
280Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina505.79
281Craiova, Romania502.26
282Guadalajara, Mexico500.85
283Nizhny Novgorod, Russia484.59
284Campinas, Brazil481.3
285Banja Luka, Bosnia And Herzegovina479.38
286Oradea, Romania477.56
287Minsk, Belarus475.37
288Jaipur, India474.56
289Krasnoyarsk, Russia473.58
290Hyderabad, India472.73
291Lima, Peru472.71
292Manila, Philippines469.78
293Tomsk, Russia465.95
294Cuenca, Ecuador465.56
295Chennai, India464.45
296Harare, Zimbabwe462.5
297Novosibirsk, Russia457.96
298Vadodara, India456.76
299Kiev, Ukraine455.5
300Kazan, Russia454.31

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