High-net-worth individuals can live anywhere in the world they want. Many gravitate to cities that afford them the lifestyle they desire.

A survey by Spear’s magazine and WealthInsight, a consultancy, ranking the 100 cities across the world with the most multimillionaire residents found that some 57,700 multimillionaires lived in those cities. Spear’s defines “multimillionaires” as individuals with net assets of $30 million or more, excluding their primary residences.

Asian cities accounted for the biggest share of millionaire residents. In 2015, 21,372 multimillionaires lived in 40 Asian cities, and 18 cities saw the number of these residents increase.

“The real success story of this year’s list has been the rise in multimillionaires residing in Chinese and Indian cities,” WealthInsight analyst Oliver Williams said in a statement about the survey released in May.   

Europe followed, with 19,508 multimillionaires in 26 cities. In North America, 10,847 wealthy people lived in 14 U.S., Canadian and Mexican cities.

More than 2,300 multimillionaires lived in both South American and Middle Eastern cities, 1,780 in Australian and New Zealand cities, and 810 in African ones.

(Which cities have the most millionaires per capita? Check out Top 20 Cities With Most Millionaires.)

According to Williams, political and economic turmoil caused the biggest changes in this year’s ranking. Several countries suffering recessions experienced major declines in cities where significant numbers of multimillionaires lived.

The hardest hit was Ukraine, where Kiev’s multimillionaire population fell by 10.2%. In neighboring Russia, St. Petersburg’s similar population declined by 7.9% and Moscow’s by 6.8%.

And in Brazil, which is beset by both a multiyear recession and political upheaval, São Paulo suffered a 5.7% decline in multimillionaires and Rio de Janeiro a 3.7% drop.

Following are the top 15 cities with the largest multimillionaire populations, according to Spears and WealthInsight:

Geneva City

15: Geneva

Region: Europe

2015: 1,198

2014: 1,198

2014–2015 change: 0%

2013: 1,156

Toronto marina.

14: Toronto

Region: North America

2015: 1,204

2014: 1,216

2014–2015 change: -1%

2013: 1,184

Estaiada Bridge in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

13: São Paulo

Region: South America

2015: 1,268

2014: 1,344

2014–2015 change: -5.7%

2013: 1,310

Raohe Street Market in Taipei, Taiwan. 

12: Taipei, Taiwan

Region: Asia

2015: 1,330

2014: 1,317

2014–2015 change: 1%

2013: 1,255

Streets of Zurich, Switzerland.

11: Zurich

Region: Europe

2015: 1,350

2014: 1,362

2014–2015 change: -0.9%

2013: 1,314

Sungnyemun gate in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo: AP)

10: Seoul, South Korea

Region: Asia

2015: 1,365

2014: 1,356

2014–2015 change: 0.7%

2013: 1,302

The Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

9: Beijing

Region: Asia

2015: 1,449

2014: 1,408

2014–2015 change: 2.9%

2013: 1,318

Dotonbori shopping arcade in Minami ward of Osaka, Japan.

8: Osaka, Japan

Region: Asia

2015: 1,453

2014: 1,471

2014–2015 change: -1.2%

2013: 1,450

Eiffel Tower in Paris.  

7: Paris

Region: Europe

2015: 1,516

2014: 1,521

2014–2015 change: -0.3%

2013: 1,500

Romerberg Square in Frankfurt, Germany.

6: Frankfurt, Germany

Region: Europe

2015: 1,900

2014: 1,909

2014–2015 change: -0.5%

2013: 1,868

Junk ship in Hong Kong harbor.

5: Hong Kong

Region: Asia

2015: 2,789

2014: 2,690

2014–2015 change: 3.7%

2013: 2,560

Times Square, New York City.

4: New York 

Region: North America

2015: 3,028

2014: 3,008

2014–2015 change: 0.7%

2013: 2,929

Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore.

3: Singapore

Region: Asia

2015: 3,117

2014: 3,227

2014–2015 change: -3.4%

2013: 3,154

Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan.

2: Tokyo

Region: Asia

2015: 3,532

2014: 3,575

2014–2015 change: -1.2%

2013: 3,525

Westminster Abbey in London. (Photo: AP)

1: London

Region: Europe

2015: 4,400

2014: 4,364

2014–2015 change: 0.8%

2013: 4,224

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