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Top Destinations For The Wealthy
If you had unlimited wealth, where would you live? That’s the question that the Scorpio Partnership seeks to answer in its “Mobile Wealthy Residency Index.” Looking at everything from economic stability, relative safety and tax rates to education for children and sophistication of culture, the study has identified the destinations which are the most attractive locations to live and work. The study suggests that the destinations that score highly gives insight onto where the mobile wealthy will m

If you had unlimited wealth, where would you live? That’s the question that the Scorpio Partnership seeks to answer in its "Mobile Wealthy Residency Index."

Taking into account everything from economic stability, relative safety and tax rates to education for children and sophistication of culture, the study has identified the destinations which are the most attractive locations to live and work.

The study suggests that the destinations scoring highly give insight into where the mobile wealthy will relocate in the future.

So, what are the top destinations for the wealthy? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul Toscano
Posted 24 June 2009

10. Dubai
Quality of housing: 1st Security: 3rd Employment & business opportunities: 7th Tax and immigration: 7th Convenience: 7th
Photo: AP

Best Rankings By Criteria:
Quality of housing: 1st
Security: 3rd
Employment & business opportunities: 7th
Tax and immigration: 7th
Convenience: 7th

9. Monaco
Tax and immigration: 1st Security: 2nd Cultural/Infrastructure Sophistication: 2nd Convenience: 3rd Education for children: 6th 
Photo: AP

Best Rankings By Criteria:
Tax and immigration: 1st
Security: 2nd
Cultural/Infrastructure Sophistication: 2nd
Convenience: 3rd
Education for children: 6th 

8. Isle of Man
Quality of housing: 2nd Convenience: 4th Economic & political stability: 6th Employment & business opportunities: 6th Tax and immigration: 6th
Photo: Steve Garry

Best Rankings By Criteria:
Quality of housing: 2nd
Convenience: 4th
Economic & political stability: 6th
Employment & business opportunities: 6th
Tax and immigration: 6th

7. Cayman Islands
Economic & political stability: 2nd Tax and immigration: 3rd Security: 4th Financial services sector: 6th  Cultural/Infrastructure Sophistication: 8th
Photo: AP

Best Rankings By Criteria:
Economic & political stability: 2nd
Tax and immigration: 3rd
Security: 4th
Financial services sector: 6th 
Cultural/Infrastructure Sophistication: 8th

6. Isle of Jersey
Convenience: 2nd Education for children: 4th  Economic & political stability: 5th Legal considerations: 5th Financial services sector:7th
Photo: ch-info.ch

Best Rankings By Criteria:
Convenience: 2nd
Education for children: 4th 
Economic & political stability: 5th
Legal considerations: 5th
Financial services sector:7th

5. Hong Kong
Employment & business opportunities: 3rd Tax and immigration: 4th Financial services sector: 4th  Security: 5th Cultural/Infrastructure Sophistication: 5th 
Photo: AP

Best Rankings By Criteria:
Employment & business opportunities: 3rd
Tax and immigration: 4th
Financial services sector: 4th 
Security: 5th
Cultural/Infrastructure Sophistication: 5th 

4. New York
Financial services sector: 1st  Education for children: 3rd  Cultural/Infrastructure Sophistication: 3rd  Employment & business opportunities: 5th Quality of housing: 5th
Photo: AP

Best Rankings By Criteria:
Financial services sector: 1st 
Education for children: 3rd 
Cultural/Infrastructure Sophistication: 3rd 
Employment & business opportunities: 5th
Quality of housing: 5th

3. Singapore
Employment & business opportunities: 1st Security: 1st Tax and immigration: 2nd Legal considerations: 2nd Economic & political stability: 3rd
Photo: AP

Best Rankings By Criteria:
Employment & business opportunities: 1st
Security: 1st
Tax and immigration: 2nd
Legal considerations: 2nd
Economic & political stability: 3rd

2. London
Education for children: 2nd Financial services sector: 2nd  Legal considerations: 3rd Quality of housing: 3rd Employment & business opportunities: 4th
Photo: AP

Best Rankings By Criteria:
Education for children: 2nd
Financial services sector: 2nd 
Legal considerations: 3rd
Quality of housing: 3rd
Employment & business opportunities: 4th

1. Switzerland
Education for children: 1stEconomic & political stability: 1stLegal considerations: 1stConvenience: 1stCultural/Infrastructure Sophistication: 1st
Photo: AP

Best Rankings By Criteria:
Education for children: 1st
Economic & political stability: 1st
Legal considerations: 1st
Convenience: 1st
Cultural/Infrastructure Sophistication: 1st