Hong Kong topped the list, shoving against Angolan capital Luanda to second position. While Tokyo rose to fifth Zurich stayed in third place. Kinshasa and Shanghai chose the sixth and seventh places respectively, while Beijing, N’Djamena and Geneva rounded up the top 10.
“Despite technology progress and the rise of a globally associated work force, deploying expatriate workers stays an increasingly significant feature of a competitive multinational company’s business strategy,” said Ilya Bonic, Senior Associate and President of Mercer’s Ability business.
“Yet, with explosive markets and stunted economic growth in many areas of the world, a sharp eye on price efficacy is crucial, including a focus on expatriate remuneration packages. As organizations’ desire scale and to quickly grow worldwide continues, it’s important to have see-through and precise information to compensate fairly for all kinds of duties, including short term and local plus status.”