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A Lightning Rod For Complaints, But India Among Best Pay Destinations For Expats

The growing wave of start-ups in India is also attracting expats.

05/01/2017 12:21 PM IST | Updated 05/01/2017 1:11 PM IST
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India is among one of the best countries for expats to make money, with the country ranking third behind Hong Kong and Switzerland among the top salaries around the world, according to a survey by HSBC.

In terms of average salaries, expats in India were paid $145,057, behind Hong Kong where expats made $169,756. Switzerland was the highest-paying at $188,275, according to HSBC's Explorers Survey. The survey polled about 27,000 expats in over 100 countries.

About 44 per cent of expat respondents in India said they were able to save money for long-term, contributing to overall financial well-being.

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The growing wave of start-ups in India is also attracting expats, with 11 per cent saying they have relocated to India to start business.

Overall, in the broader survey, India stood 26th across various parameters including experience, lifestyle, family and economics. You can see the full survey here.

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