Top Ten Most Diverse Cities In the World

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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.

Toronto is Canada's largest city not only with ethnic diversity from over 200 countries but unlike most other cities in the world including the US, Toronto's ethnic minorities (correction ethnic majority) live and work together side by side. They are no really black or Latino neighborhoods. There are little pockets in the city like Little India, China town and Little Italy where initial immigrants settled initially in the cities infancy... but for the most part you will find an Indian family living next to a Greek family next to an Iranian family next to a Korean family etc. Now that's true diversity in harmony!

Just go and look for your self

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

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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 ...read 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. ...read 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 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)

8 Moscow

My guy putin

9 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.

10 Sydney

It is a beautiful multi-cultural city

The Contenders

11 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.
12 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

13 Istanbul Istanbul Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center.
14 Montreal Montreal Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took ...read more.

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

15 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.

Very diverse. Chinese, Mexicans, Italians, Germans, Greeks and so many more ethnicities have a presence here.

16 Singapore Singapore
17 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.

18 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.

People clearly don't know Houston... It should be right up there with NYC. Largest Vietnamese and Indian populations. Let alone every nation is represented here.

Slightly better than Arlington

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

Considered by most socio-economic census’ to be the most diverse city in the USA, but when we start talking about the world all of a sudden it’s at the bottom. Houston is one of the most accepting cities in the US, with more non-white professionals that you’ll see in cities like LA. If you wanna see what diversity really looks like in America but you don’t wanna visit a metropolis like NYC, Houston is it.

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 Johannesburg

Why do people always have something bad to say about South Africa.Johannesburg is one of the world's most diverse cities.

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

21 Venice
22 Melbourne

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

23 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.
24 Mumbai Mumbai

How is Mumbai DIVERSE? EVERYONE IS Indian

Though dirty, has Bollywood and a decent city sights

25 Oslo Oslo
26 Doncaster

Best mall ever!

27 Islamabad

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

It's pretty diverse

28 Dubai Dubai
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 ...read more.
31 Rome Rome
32 Delhi

Delhi is diverse in history, modernization, culture,food, weather

33 Berlin Berlin
34 Birmingham Birmingham

This photo symbolises Birmingham.

35 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.
36 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

37 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.
38 Austin
39 Glasgow

We've got the lot

40 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

41 Washington D.C.

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

42 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.
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 Warsaw Warsaw
46 Bergen Bergen
47 Marseille
48 Nashville Nashville
49 Manila
50 Anchorage
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