Monday 22 January 2018

Millionaire central: Top ten cities with the richest residents

This picture shows the view from of San Minato al Monte church in Florence
This picture shows the view from of San Minato al Monte church in Florence
Bikes are chained to a fence along a canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
A boat sails along the Singapore river with the skyline of the financial district of Raffles Place in the background
The famous Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2014
Some 3.39pc of this city's population are wealthy millionaires
People enjoy a sunny day in Frankfurt's banking district
Manhattan's wealthy Upper West Side in New York.
Lake Geneva, Switzerland
A general view shows 14 August 2007 the old town of Zurich with the Grossmuenster church (R) and the Limmat river
Apartment buildings crowd the La Condamine district above yachts moored in the port in Monaco

According to a recent global study, Dublin has the 13th highest percentage of millionaire residents in the world at 2.4pc. but what are the top ten?

10) Florence Just over 2.5pc of the population of Florence has assets worth more than $1m, according to a Wealth Insight study.

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This picture shows the view from of San Minato al Monte church in Florence

9) Amsterdam It may be better known for its red light district and legalised cannabis, but Amsterdam's lifestyle has attracted enough millionaires to account for 2.6pc of population.

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Bikes are chained to a fence along a canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands

8) Singapore  The first and only Asian city in the top ten, 2.8pc of Singapore's population are in the millionaire club.

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A boat sails along the Singapore river with the skyline of the financial district of Raffles Place in the background

7) Oslo The first of a number of northern European cities listed in the top ten, Norway's capital boasts a population with 2.9pc millionaires.

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The famous Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2014

6) London Some 3.39pc of this city's population are wealthy millionaires. The Big Ben capital was pipped to the top post by four European cities and New York.

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The property was one of the first speculative developments in London since the 2008 crash when work began last year

5) Frankfurt Just making it into the top five with one millionaire for every 30 residents, Frankfurt hosts the European Central Bank and the German Federal Bank.

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People enjoy a sunny day in Frankfurt's banking district

4) New York The financial capital of the US, New York is the only American to make the top ten list with one millionaire for every 20 inhabitants.

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Manhattan's wealthy Upper West Side in New York.

3) Geneva One in five inhabitants in this city is a millionaire - and sells the world's most expensive club sandwich at £19.46.

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Lake Geneva, Switzerland

2) Zurich This other Swiss entry has a population made up of 27pc millionaires and is one of the most expensive holiday destinations in the world.

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A general view shows 14 August 2007 the old town of Zurich with the Grossmuenster church (R) and the Limmat river

1) Monaco  With a staggering one in three residents a member of the club, it's no real surprise that Monaco  takes the top spot. Known for its Grand Prix and friendly taxes, the French Riviera has a long history as a hideaway for the rich and famous.

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Apartment buildings crowd the La Condamine district above yachts moored in the port in Monaco

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