Top Ten Most Diverse Cities In the World


The Top Ten

1 New York

Definitely agree

A city which nearly 40% of it's population is foreign born and over 500 languages are spoken. It is truly the capital of the world.

Diverse city with so many different cultures!

It's so big, people of any race could go.

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2 London London London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south eastern part of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia.

Haven't been to a more diverse city than London.

It's London the capital of the world

Just to prove how diverse London is, New Malden suburb in greater London (approx 10 miles from Central) and it is not easy to get into town from there. It is also said to have the largest South Korean population in the world outside of Korea which is on the OTHERSIDE OF THE WORLD, and for clarity that is just an example of how diverse the city is.

White British people make up a minority of Londoners - 45%. More than 40% of the city's population were born overseas, and 300 languages are spoken on streets and playgrounds.

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3 Toronto Toronto Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, the provincial capital of Ontario, and the centre of the Greater Toronto Area, the most populous metropolitan area in Canada.

Statistically speaking. Toronto is the most culturally diverse city in the world. Not only with more than 50% immigrants, but immigrants from more countries and speaking more different languages than any other country in the world. (Yes it's possible for a city to have 40%+ immigrants, but if those immigrants are primarily from 5-10 other countries, that's not diversity.)

About 50% is foreign born in Toronto! Vibrant mix of cultures! People from all around the world unlike New York which is mainly Jewish or Latino or Black minorities

Over the summer I went here. I would not be surprised if I saw every race while I was there. There were all sorts of exotic restaurants. - Mono

Toronto is the most diverse city in the world

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4 Los Angeles Los Angeles

Los Angeles is like a giant globe, integrated into may districts with different people and different cultures. It's quite significant to witness the people who are of different background, including the Mexican communities being more prevalent in the city. It's although the worst city to even live in because I suspect some issues with the Homeless people and especially the concern for gangbanging. I appreciate visiting LA because the people are just friendly and generous

Los Angeles is diverse in so many ways other than just races or languages. It's the richest and the poorest, the prettiest and the ugliest. It has the most stereotypical, annoying people in the world, but it also has some of the coolest people you'll ever meet. There's drug-addicts and health-lovers. These can be found in any city but it's so extreme in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is so big that you can't just call it one city (and Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills and Calabasas are all actually separate cities, to name a few). LA has all types of landscapes close by: beaches, deserts, valleys, rugged coasts, mountains, pine forests, etc.

Spanish will become the Main Language within 20 year. Also a lot of African-Americans, and Asians. - PolishGuy

Los Angeles is diverse, as you can find many races here, from Vietnamese, to Armenian, to Ethiopian. - ethanmeinster

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5 Paris Paris Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, and the more.

Paris is so small yet filled with so much diversity. Way better than any other cities in the world. its also a beautiful place with so much history unlike new york

In France 117 Nationalities are represented, that makes the European country with the highest number of different nationalities (before London) and one of the firs in the world.
And more then 80% are not coming from ex-colonies, which ended 60 years ago for last ones in North Africa.

A lot of immigrants from former colonies like Niger or Morocco. - PolishGuy

6 Chicago Chicago Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is also the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. Chicago is considered one of the most important business centers in the world. more.

The other list sites ignore Chicago because they're biased, ignorant, and just don't get it. Chicago has been very diverse for 100+ years. The people of the world know a good thing when they see this WCC.

I am Polish but I was born there and 55% of my class was Polish, 25% Latino, 10% Arab, 5% Other Countries, 5% American. - PolishGuy

7 Moscow

My guy putin

8 Sydney

It is a beautiful multi-cultural city

9 Tokyo Tokyo Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world.
10 Sao Paulo

Many people here. Japanese, Italians, Lebanese, Portuguese, Armenians, Chinese, Koreans, Irish, British, Greeks you name it. So many ethnic groups here. Name any of these and you’ll find at least one of these groups in the streets of São Paulo.

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The Contenders

11 Brussels Brussels Brussels, officially the Brussels-Capital Region, is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium.

An amazingly diverse city. There are people here from every country imaginable and the number of languages spoken are too many to even count!

It has one of the largest Islamic populations in Europe, also a lot of Jains which is unusual for Europe. - PolishGuy

12 Montreal Montreal Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.

Well I live there and I admit there's a lot of Italians, Haitiens, Chineses, some Brazilians, Koreans, Japaneses, Americans, Mexicans, Arabs!, Russians, Ukrainians and even Pakistanis! Montreal have a lot of immigrants like Toronto as in Canada. - CanadianGuy99

So many neighborhoods for minorities like Little Greece, Little Portugal, Chinatown and even a Gay Village. - PolishGuy

13 Johannesburg

One of the most currupt city in Africa, smoking of weed and criminals

14 San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is a city in, and the cultural, commercial, and financial center of, Northern California.
15 Amsterdam Amsterdam

Should be in the top. I travel a lot and have never been to as place as diverse as Amsterdam. And it feels so natural.

~50% foreign origin with 178 different nationalities (~800k total)

16 Dubai Dubai


17 Singapore Singapore
18 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
19 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, or commonly known as KL, is the national capital and largest city in Malaysia.

This should be the top choice. Diversity isn't 70% white European people like those other choices are.

Kuala Lumpur is best

Having travelled to many of the cities in the list, I find KL to be the most multicultural I've seen so far. Any western city is nothing in comparison.

20 Vancouver Vancouver Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.

Vancouver is one of the most Diverse cities in the WORLD. With many different languages, cultures, and religions. Vancouver is not only diverse, but also very accepting.

21 Venice
22 Seoul Seoul Seoul – officially the Seoul Special City – is the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's 14th largest city and second largest metropolitan area.
23 Melbourne

Beautiful, diverse, livable, egalitarian with a hipster DNA- this city is an ongoing love affair for a world traveler.

24 Houston Houston Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated population of 2.312 million in 2017. It is the most populous city in the Southern United States and on the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Houston is the fourth largest city in the US, and home to a huge foreign born population.

25 Mumbai Mumbai

How is Mumbai DIVERSE? EVERYONE IS Indian

Though dirty, has Bollywood and a decent city sights

26 Doncaster

Best mall ever!

27 Oslo Oslo
28 Islamabad

I think karachi is more diverse in south asia and unfortunately its not in the list.

It's pretty diverse

29 San Diego San Diego

San Diego is also extremely diverse as it is close in proximity to Los Angeles, many people end up visiting and staying south of LA.

30 Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen is the capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. At a population of 591,481 inhabitants as of January 2016, it is also the largest city in the country. It is located in the Hovedstaden region of Denmark and is home to the world famous Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest operating amusement parks in more.
31 Rome Rome
32 Berlin Berlin
33 Birmingham Birmingham

This photo symbolises Birmingham.

34 Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 552,700 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km².
35 Mexico City Mexico City Mexico City, or the City of Mexico, is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.

HOW is Mexico CITY diverse? IT"S IN Mexico. EVERYONE IS Mexican

36 Barcelona Barcelona Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain.
37 Austin
38 Glasgow

We've got the lot

39 Luxembourg

Luxembourg probably has the most foreign people in the EU, if not in the entire world. In a town of approx. 19000 people we have over 190 nationalities.. 'enough said

40 Washington D.C.

If you've been there it is a very diverse place.

41 Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.
42 Delhi
43 Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2017 population of 486,290, it is also the 38th most-populous city in the United States.
44 Stockholm Stockholm Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 962,154 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area.
45 Marseille
46 Nashville Nashville
47 Manila
48 Anchorage
49 Madison Wisconsin
50 Lagos
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