Asia Pacific: Ahmedabad, India

Asia Pacific: Ahmedabad, India

Population: 5.8 million
Ease of Doing Business Rank (India): 122
Rigidity of Employment Index (India): 30

With a large population of finance and accounting professionals, Ahmedabad, on India's west coast, is set to become one of the country's major outsourcing centers. The population's English proficiency may not match more-established hubs, but Ahmedabad's business costs are roughly one-third less than cities like Mumbai and Bangalore.