Capital City - New Delhi

Largest City - Mumbai

Languages - Hindi and English (official), and at least 16 other regional languages

Climate - Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north

Working In India - Working in India - particularly in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai - has become increasingly popular over the last few years. India has become known as one of the world's leading economies. Private banking is an emerging industry in India and expats with global financial experience will find plenty of job opportunities at the forefront of a growing market. The incredible development of India's IT industry is equally attractive for expats wanting to work in India, and the pharmaceutical research business is rapidly expanding and needs experienced researchers to fulfil positions as well.

The country has the fastest growing economy in the world based on textiles, chemicals, steel, equipment, cement, mining and petroleum. It is known for its gems and textile exports and jobs may be available in these businesses, as well as in the service industry, providing call centres.

Living In India - Currently, roughly 60000 expats work in India and the number continues to grow . Due largely to high property prices in the major cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, the cost of living in India can be quite expensive for expats seeking a high quality of life. Mumbai has the fourth most expensive property market in the world and Delhi isn't far behind.

Expats in India are among the highest paid globally, and many expats receive relocation packages, including complimentary housing or housing allowances, which balance out the expensive part of living in India. Many India expats can grow accustomed to luxuries not afforded to them in their home countries such as maid services, chauffeurs and the Indian tradition of hot, home-cooked lunches delivered to their work.