Global consulting firm, Resonance Consultancy, has just undertaken the arduous task of ranking the world's best cities. This comprehensive breakdown analysed and compared twenty-three factors divided under six key categories:
"The perceived quality of a city’s natural and built environment, including the sub-categories of Air Quality, Weather, Crime Rate, Neighborhoods & Landmarks, and Parks & Outdoor Activities."
"A city’s key institutions, attractions and infrastructure, including the sub-categories of University Rankings, Airport Connectivity, Convention Center, Entertainment, and Museums."
"The arts, culture, entertainment and culinary scene in a city, including the sub-categories of Shopping, Culture, Culinary, and Nightlife."
"The immigration rate and diversity of a city, including the sub-categories of Education and Foreign-born Residents."
"A city’s employment and corporate head offices, including the sub-categories of Unemployment, GDP per capita, and Global 500 companies."
"The quantity of stories, references and recommendations shared online about a city, including the sub-categories of Google search results, Google Trends, Facebook Check-ins, and TripAdvisor reviews."
Most of the winners come rather unsurprisingly. North America took the lead with four place-winners out of the top spots, but the crown jewel appears to be none other than London. Here is the complete top ten list:
- New York
- San Francisco