The 19 countries where developers can earn the most

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Being a developer is the kind of career that allows you to work almost anywhere in the world.

But where pays the best? Developer community website Stackoverflow has released figures from a global survey which ranks the best paying countries for developers.

It acknowledges that like any survey the results aren't perfect, and may skew against developers who don't speak English so are less likely to answer a survey in that language.
But nevertheless it offers a fascinating insight into which nations pay the highest mean salaries to developers.

It also shows how far that salary will take them in the country using the Economist's Big Mac Index - an often used purchasing power metric ranking how much a McDonald's Big Mac costs in each country.

Check out out the list below.