New York vs. London? Beijing vs. Hong Kong? Zurich vs. Frankfurt? Each city has its own unique appeal for bankers, with opportunities to specialize in industries, products, or groups. But there is more to life than work (that is, when you actually get to leave your desk). We ranked the largest financial cities of the world to see which offer the best out of office experience.
Rent: Average monthly cost for a one bedroom apartment in the city center, according to Numbeo.
Quality of Living: From Mercer’s 2016 Quality of Living City Rankings.
Gender Gap Index: Rank in the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Gender Gap Index.
Environmental Index: From the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index report.
Price of a latte: Price of a grande Starbucks latte according to the Wall Street Journal.
Daily food cost: Recommended minimum amount of money for food per person, from Numbeo.
Cost of 3-course meal for two: Average cost of a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant from Numbeo.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites within 100 mile radius. Note: This formula does not take into account the non-spheroidal (ellipsoidal) shape of the Earth. It will tend to overestimate trans-polar distances and underestimate trans-equatorial distances.
Sunshine hours per year: Number of hours of sunshine per year, according to Teleport.
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