20210305_Prime_Property_IBT Square metres of prime residential property $1 million can buy in selected cities Photo: Statista/IBT

So, you've got a million dollars burning a hole in your pocket and you're looking to put a luxury roof over your head? This infographic, using data from Knight Frank, gives you an idea of where in the world you'll get the most square meters for your lavish outlay.

For those of us with enough funds to invest in luxury property, one of the first considerations will probably be where to buy. Location is everything, but as our infographic shows, it can have a huge effect on how much space you're able to afford. Those determined on moving to Monaco will probably have to make some concessions. One million dollars will have you living in just 15 square meters. More spacious options would be Dubai with 165, Cape Town with 202; or a truly roomy 252 in São Paulo.