Top Ten Most Diverse Cities In the World


The Top Ten

1 New York

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.

Definitely agree

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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.

Where I live in London, there is a large Polish community, and I live adjacent to a street with two Polish delis right next to each other. Competition between them is pretty hot. And I have a friend who lives in Southall, which is more commonly called "Little India". - PositronWildhawk

Filled with people all over the world, especially former British colonies like Jamaica or Trinidad but a lot of others like Poles and Arabs. - PolishGuy

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.

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

Awesome diversity, mosaic of cultures

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4 Los Angeles Los Angeles

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.

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

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

5 Paris Paris

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.

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
10 Sao Paulo

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The Contenders

11 Brussels

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

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 Amsterdam Amsterdam

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

15 San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
16 Singapore Singapore
17 Kuala Lumpur

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.

18 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
19 Venice
20 Vancouver Vancouver

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 Mumbai Mumbai

How is Mumbai DIVERSE? EVERYONE IS Indian

Though dirty, has Bollywood and a decent city sights

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 Doncaster

Best mall ever!

24 Melbourne

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

25 San Diego San Diego
26 Rome
27 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

28 Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro
29 Islamabad

It's pretty diverse

30 Houston

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

31 Berlin Berlin
32 Marseille
33 Nashville
34 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

35 Barcelona Barcelona
36 Manila
37 Austin
38 Anchorage
39 Madison Wisconsin
40 Glasgow

We've got the lot

41 Lagos
42 Washington D.C.

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

43 Rotterdam
44 Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital of a nation with 103 castes. So it deserves to be in the list

45 Lahore
46 Delhi
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