Top 10 Greatest Cities in the WorldThere are so many great cities, and here are some of the best. I based it on night life, beach's, popularity, culture, sports, etc.
The Top Ten
London is easily the best city on the planet. It beats New York hands down, every single time. The History of Britain is so diverse and stretches much further back than that of the US, and much of the fascinating culture of this is located in London. London's Impressive architecture includes Buckingham Palace, St James' Palace, the Victoria Memorial, Wellington Arch, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Shard, London Bridge. (The list goes on) All you have to do is watch clips of the Olympics last year and acknowledge the fact that the 2012 games have been labelled the BEST ever. London is the only city to host the games three times. As well as this the world has been fascinated by the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the Royal Wedding. London is where the world lives and watches. Meanwhile in New York...?
I'm not going to put down other cities in my comment, only give the desirable aspects of London. Every street has a history worth telling. I went to a restaurant quite far off the centre of London, and this small restaurant had a whole past linked with royals and medieval practises and it was fascinating. And there's a similar story for most places, too. In London, you feel as if the whole world revolves around you: something is always going on that attracts huge amounts of attention. Walking through London is like walking through a film, with every building a spectacle in its own right -Buckingham Palace is stunning, the government building is perhaps too beautiful for the people within it (! ) and now the more modern buildings are rising. None of them are plain, rectangular skyscrapers, they are creative and clever, like every other part of London. London is clean, it's safe (in most areas) and there's something for everyone. Whether it's art, fashion, food, shopping, sports, ...more
London is just the best! It might not be 20 years ago but it definitely is now. It has history just like Paris. It has the best institution and culture, financial industry like NYC. It has good transportation infrastructure (Heathrow, Metro) which is not that worse when comparing with Tokyo or Hong Kong. It also attracts a lot of tech company and become the new Silicon Valley in Europe. Basically, no matter you are a scholar, artist, banker or IT worker, London is the ideal place for you. In addition, it has so much attraction for both Wealthy people and poor people. If you have lived in London, you won't blame yourself for living there. The life is so perfect and everyday you walk there makes you feel living in a painting. The street is clean and the architecture is innovative. You will never get bored or feel too overwhelming while living there. IT DOES HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR LIFE.
London is diverse, but more importantly, it's integrated. People mix in that great city.
You can also find most of the world's cuisine's in London.
It has a big, long history and one of the cleanest rivers in Europe.
The museums and galleries are amazing and for a city this size, it has a good amount of greenery.
Also, pubs. One of the jewels in British culture is the pub.
Reasons why it's better than London...
24/7 subway running more lines
More variety in shopping
Way more Diverse
Higher wealth status
Financial capital of the world in the financial capital of the world country
Bigger and more advanced technology
Has the top restaurant in the world
London may have good universities but NYC universities are ranked higher
Hard to believe but NYC has a higher life expectancy probably due to its lower amount of pollution because the USA is more spread out, the third oldest person in the world lives in NYC
Inventor of Hip Hop/Rap and Disco
More sunny days than London yet colder
NYC may not have the history London has or the culture but NYC being around for only 150 years has grown into one of the best cities in the world and competes with a city (London) that's 1000 years old.
I don't care about history I love the cheap upscale shopping ...more
London has historical buildings built by William the Conqueror. - WorldPuncher47592834
I've lived in many cities around the world and traveled to even more and none combine old and New like New York. Rome, Beijing, Paris, Cairo, London, D.C., Vegas, Shanghai, Edinburgh all are absolutely amazing and are worth every penny it takes to visit and explore but NYC is where it is at.
Lived in Sydney - gorgeous city, lived in Tokyo - mesmerizing, lived in Hong Kong - crazy food and shopping. But living in New York - I do not want to live anywhere else. This is the city for me
I hope to visit new york city one day - trains45V 135 Comments
I. WANT. TO. GO. THERE.
We have visited this absolutely terrific city 5 times.
Such wonderful, cultural, historical (covering all the last 25 centuries), capital of fashion, of haute couture, of gastronomy, of arts.
Just be careful, only in some crowded touristic places, with some people coming from Eastern Europe (pickpockets, Three-card Monte), Italy (rip off, swindle, fraud) North Africa (drug, counterfeit products).
Always ask French tourist information, what the best.
But anyway it is a dream like USA.
Everything is here! History, Food, Fashion, People, Geography, Monuments... Etc
Amazingly beautiful city Paris, the city of love and lights is the most wonderfulV 28 Comments
I've never lived in any of these top cities, but I have visited all.
Unlike in New York or London, or even in my home city of Christchurch New Zealand; I felt completely safe walking around the streets at night in Tokyo. In fact Tokyo has been ranked the safest city in the world with incredibly low crime rates.
Everybody is so friendly, even though Tokyo was the place where I was most obviously a foreigner (and barely spoke the language).
The transport system is impeccable (rush hour is much the same) with the trains running nearly exactly to schedule all the time.
Historically it beats London (New York doesn't even hold a candle to either) with a much richer historical background in the surrounding areas and longer history, although Kyoto is again better for this.
During my month stay in Tokyo, I only once saw rubbish in public, and it was in a little used stairway at the back of a small station. Tokyo is far cleaner than either New York or ...more
Urban, Bright light experience
Huge, and also very, very god food and entertainment.V 45 Comments
There are dynasties in Los angeles it is a great city and there is the staples center
New York sucks
Downtown crime, - WorldPuncher47592834V 36 Comments
I visit Sydney at least twice a year. I lived in Melbourne for 5 years as a student during the 80s but never got around to liking it. One vacation I spent three months in the much more cosmopolitan Sydney and I fell in love with its vibrancy, its diversity and its beauty.
It's beautiful, has friendly people, clean and has many attractions- what's not to love? - liizy
Great, happy this is at least 5th. It is the most famous harbourside city with the opera house and harbour bridge and we have other great attractions, not to mention were bigger in landmass than both New York and LondonV 37 Comments
Lets see whats there:
Extremely Famous Architecture
The Worlds Tallest Building
The 7 or 8 Star Burj al Arab Hotel
Worlds Tallest Hotel
Man Made Islands
The Worlds Largest Mall
A Mall with a Ski Slope
One of the Greatest Skylines
and more - WorldPuncher47592834
Dubai is a terrible city. Their skyscrapers are built by slaves for the elites. Racism, as well as discrimination against non-Muslims, gay people, and women are extremely prevalent. Stay away!
You can go miss out on all the fun there. All your friends who would want to go would be skydiving off the top of the burj khalifa while your in America watching. - WorldPuncher47592834
Dubai. Home of the world's tallest free-standing building, the Burj Khalifa, and one of the most expensive cities. Not only has the world's tallest building, but the city has a another world wonder, the world's largest shopping mall, The Dubai Mall. This mall has a indoor amusement park like it was six flags, and has a extremely large and cool aquarium, capable of habiting WHALE SHARKS. The city is probably the best city (my opinion). The city has air-conditioned bus stops, one of the world's busiest airports, and home to one of the largest economy growth.V 36 Comments
The culture, food, history, and architecture is unparalleled by any other city
There is no city I think that holds the amazing history and culture Rome does. It’s very different from London and Paris but it is AWESOME
In my view, Rome is the greatest city on earth.
Most beutiful city in the worldV 18 Comments
Wonderful culture, I visit this country, every year.
This city is the city in the world with the most historical events of all time.
It has a wonderful skyline and their people are very nice and serious but they are really wise and know everything about their history.
The Olympic Stadium with 75.000 seats is also worth to be visited.
Paris and London are nothing, when you want to experience great things!
Berlin is by far the best city in the world to live in. This city is very very rich, if not the richest one. There are so many attractions to see. I was often there. I must say it is the cleanest, most beautiful and best, greatest place and city to live in. Berlin must be on place 1 or two. And by the way London is never as good as Berlin or New York! Berlin TOWN OF GODS!
NYC 1 laugh out loud. But in all reality, if you want a good job in a not boring city, Berlin is the place. Source:i live here - ErichHimmelV 10 Comments
There is not much to say capital of the europe and all the greatest empires
If the world was only one country, Istanbul would be its capital
An amazing place just getting loads of tourists from around the world just Waiting to come to this majestic place called ITANBUL
This city is culturally the richest of all by so far. It has been the capital of three hugest empires in Europe.V 22 Comments
The financial capital of India and a future international economic hub. Mumbai is taking India forward economically and with all the big MNCs setting up base rather than Bangalore and New Delhi (both used to be nice places, but now they've declined because the people do not have the same business mentality and compassion as Bombayites. There's no bias whatsoever, I've lived in Bangalore for 6 years and currently stay in Delhi. I would like to move to Mumbai and live there).
With the new international terminal set to be one of the world's best, improved road connectivity, and existing extensive local railway network, upcoming mass transit system and monorail, two outer ring roads and five new sea-links (apart from the existing one that has raised the benchmark of Indian infrastructure), mumbai's infrastructure is set to become world-class.
With the makeover of the Mumbai Zoo according to world standards, the plantation campaigns of mangroves, the planting of trees along every ...more
Number 1 in world
Future Infrastructure of the world Mumbai "Lower Parel"
It's so butimusV 39 Comments
It's my hometown. So yeah
The birthplace of skyscraper!
One of the best city in the world!
All the best cities in the world are in America
Top 10 for sure! One of the most diverse and affording worlds cities in the world!V 28 Comments
Toronto is, to put bluntly, a more practical New York City. Having been to both, Toronto is a much less hectic city, featuring more natural habitats and less daunting... concrete, I suppose. It's not overwhelming, and the city is accessible with it's transit system. It gives off the vibe of a powerful city without the "trapped" sort of feeling.
Toronto, for such a young city, is definitely a city with culture. There are people from all over the world, there are a bunch of different scenes and yet it still feels in some ways like a nice small town despite it being HUGE. Not New York huge but very big in it's own right. There is something to do everyday, tons of job opportunities, and all kinds of different neighborhoods. If you're the kind of person who wants it all, Toronto is your city, trust me. It's very much a city for everyone, no matter who you are, you will find your people.
Toronto is the biggest city in Canada but there are so many things to do in Toronto it’s fun a lot of people live there a lot of business and many homes to live in Toronto.
My friend lives there.V 36 Comments
Whaa Singapore should be first. Its literally almost Utopian. No scruffy people trying to cheat you, zero crime rate, all the buildings, sidewalks, roads, etc, look brand new and futuristic. People are very nice. No traffic because cars are very, very expensive, but it's a small city so just use the trains and taxis which are very cheap. Not crowded either and great sights and air quality. Lots of things to do as well. Heaven on earth.
Not sure why Singapore isn't rated No. 1! Vibrant culture, endless things to do all on top of being one of the safest and cleanest places anywhere!
The nicest city I have ever been. Gardens by the Bay is great!
Singapore is amazingV 7 Comments
My grandma is from Shanghai. I love Shanghai.
Definitely the best worldwide.
There is no such a grand place like the Bund, Shanghai where you could be in the center backed by six-hundred-year-old traditional Chinese architecture, surrounded by various building from various countries with various styles and modern skyscrapers. A place with a comprehensive extent of inclusive spirit. A place where the fusion of the primary culture of the East and the West takes place. A place moderately showing its elegance and beauty. A place with infinite possibilities and generosity. A place named Shanghai, the only in the world.V 22 Comments
Lots of English there!
Nylonkong, NYC, London and HK are three real global cities in the world.
Best most efficient city.
Hong Kong should be in the top 5. It has fair laws for everyone and the culture is good. It should deserve a high place, because it is like a mix of a western and Chinese cityV 16 Comments
Hell Yeah! they've managed to turn something from a plain desert with almost nothing into a fun cool city.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. - MaxPap
My 2015 visit here got me HOOKED. One day I might move here.
I think this City is most beautiful and should be number 1V 3 Comments
Located on Maryland's soil, it truly is a significant city and capital.
HANDS DOWN THE MOST POWERFUL AND GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD
Best foreverV 2 Comments
100% on top of any european city and getting even greater every year, should be top 5 of the worlds greatest
A very beautiful and inspiring city! Lots to see and lots to do. Amazing architecture and history. Check out the Moscow metro.. WOW!
The best European city, and much better than any American (lol) one.
Mumbai is over Moscow? 40% of Indians (not just in Mumbai) are extremely poor! Moscow is the most luxurious city in Russia! How can Mumbai be OVER Moscow?V 5 Comments
I'd chosen Madrid because it is a more important financial center, but Barcelona is not far behind and has terrific quality of life too and is by the Mediterranean. Go Spain, my second favorite country in the world!
There's no doubt Barcelona is one of the amazing cities in the world. The most beautiful city of the mediterranean region. A perfect mix between History and Modernity. Its old town is stunning. An architecture, specially Gaudi's buildings, unique in the world. Excellent food and a lot of places to have a drink. You can enjoy its sunny days throughout the year and go to the beach. Just few cities can campare with Barcelona.
I feel insulted that this is not in the top 15. It's a great and nice place to be, also, is where one of the greatests languages of all time was developed.
Best football team ever stupid Real MadridV 4 Comments
Beaches are pretty nice there. - WorldPuncher47592834
World traveler and local I agree
This city has the most style and swagger of all the other cities. This city has an amazing tropical climate, the best beach to have ever existed, the skyline is absolutely beautiful, the condos both new and old are amazing, and the best part is the fact that some of most beautiful women in the world live and vacation here.
Miami is a beautiful city which should definitely be higher on this list as it has amazing buildings and the worlds 2nd best beach just behind Venice beach in LAV 7 Comments
World fastest growing city in future 1st rank in the world
It is one of the most beautiful city in the world if we see the climate, design & market of the city. It is known as garden city & also it is famous for it's IT market. The climate of the city is neither hot nor cool. - samirkapoor32
Bangalore is the silicon Valley of India. Because it's IIT, educational programs and all such are famous. Even it's culture, architecture, food, heritage and richness are world famous. The temperature is suitable to anyone. Bangalore can beat Sydney in a few year's if government works hard. But still bangalore is globally a famous country which deserves a top 10 rank.V 43 Comments
Birthplace of Civilization, fantastic vibe, ever so hospitable people, virtually no crime and without doubt the best city to party, love the music, the food and of course is there a building more impressive than the Parthenon still standing after 2,500 years. Oh and there are great beaches within 20 minutes, classical sites everywhere and some of the most chilled out and happy people I've ever seen
Athens is one of the most historical cities. Athens deserves a better place.
So beautiful, and many historical sites.
I love mythology and there in itV 4 Comments
Just hands down the most culturally and artistically significant and diverse city in the UK. Greatest city in the world.
Great history, music and sport, should be higher
The Smiths, Oasis, Factory Records, The Haçienda, New Order, The Fall, The Happy Mondays, Bez.
All of the other cities on the list are here only because they are large and famous, not because anyone would actually want to live in them. For example, apparently Moscow is better than Honolulu according to this list, but who would ever want to live in Moscow? It is cold, flat, and crime ridden. Also Shanghai, why would anyone want to live there? It is one of the most polluted cities on earth. Honolulu is the best city because is the most desirable city to live in. Of all of these cities, Honolulu has the best beaches, the best mountains, the best weather, the best scuba diving, and the best surfing.
Really New York is good that city is crowded and too many Yankees (i'm not racist just hate how they talk real loud good god) honolulu is paradise
Here is some reasons why Honolulu should be number 1:Weather, safety rank
And many other reasons. HONOLULU RULES!
Oslo, indeed the best city in the world
underrated - Zalgiris
Best city in the world
Karachi is number 1 city of the world
Awesome city with great food,culture and traditions. Go Pakistan go
This is best city in the world
ProudV 16 Comments
One day this city will be on top of this list.
there are certain problems like air pollution heavy population
but we will do
love delhi from a delhiite
Delhi is a great city... no words to describe!
I wonder how other cities even stand in the competition!
The Taj Mahal is in Agra you cretin.V 3 Comments
Stupid stereotypes about Chicago's safety, when the real issue is the government. Coming from someone who actually lived there. Stop appealing to the snowflakes to make your city seem better. People move out of Chicago because of how expensive it's become to live there.
Though the height of its skyline may keep it out of the top tier, the buildings comprising it are architecturally diverse and distinguishable, Space Needle, Smith Tower, Columbia Center, etc. The cityscape is nestled between the hills and the Puget Sound, with Mount Rainier as a backdrop. It has become the Pacific Northwest's largest tech hub, rivaling Silicon Valley for the best on the West Coast. It's the city where Amazon and Starbucks began, with Microsoft just across the water. The city is full of artistic and musical expression, there are museums and performance halls all over the city. Seattle is also home to the University of Washington, go Dawgs! Pike Place market is nearly as iconic as the Space Needle, and the addition of the Great Wheel spices up the pier. Despite years of mediocrity, sports in Seattle appear to finally be on the rise as well. Overall, Seattle seems to have the right balance of city life, nature, and art.
Seattle = Minneapolis
HelloV 8 Comments
Love this city
For those of you who haven't been there! There is no more beautiful place you can visit. Period!
A GREAT city I must say
A really nice cityV 1 Comment
Baltimore > Boston
Maryland > Massachusetts
Worst city ever!
Boston is superior to every city on this godforsaken planet. Anyone who says otherwise is living a life of lies.
This is not Ron Swanson.
New England patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Meghan Trainor... need I say more about Boston and NE in general?V 5 Comments
This is a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Technically not a city. Just saying..
It ain't a city yall - pouria_mt
Its awesome because a lot of stars are there
Venice is the most beautiful city
So laid back it’s like another world
The most romantic city in the world.
Living here is the best thing I could ever wished.
City of sails! Beaches, islands, more beaches. White sand, black sand, bays, surf beaches, fishing, diving, sailing, swimming and best coffee in world, great fresh food and becoming very multi-cultural. Friendly laid-back people. Parks galore and native bush reserves and walks. Beautiful city yet to come of age.
Visiting Aukland would be a dream come true. According to house hunters International, it is much like San Francisco, and a house can cost a million dollars. I live in California so I that impacts my wealth
Been there a view times, tiny by international standards yet still feels massive. People are great, traffic is far better than in the states and the sky tower is pretty cool.V 1 Comment
New York of Europe, very diverse cultures, multi-racial society, friendly people with character, conquerors of the sports realm. Need I say more?
Lovely city with nice people and it has a great night life
Best city in the world in my opinion, people are so friendly and has great music and great sports teams
It should definitely be in the top 10.V 5 Comments
Best city ever!
It should be more populated then los angles to be honest
Y is this ranked 38?
Vancouver has spent quite a bit of time being the world's most liveable city. We have a beach, we're close to the mountains and near to a great ski resort, and a good film industry as wellV 10 Comments
I am ashamed of Beijing's pollution as a chinese - Doragao
Pollution however is intolerable. They have to buy clean air in bottles from Canada! Clean air is basic need.
Beijing is the BEST! The food here is AWESOME and theirs always something to do, but it can be very polluted
Great city with great metro. But I hate it when the smog comes and people doing primitive intolerable actions! - MChkflaguard_YtV 5 Comments
I've lived here for 20 years. San Francisco is dead. There is nothing of note here. There are no guest conductors, the museums are same old same old, the concerts are very worn, and without imagination, people cut right to the chase in everything with give me the money and get out of here. Why people torture themselves to afford the insane rents I don't know. New York and London you get something for your high rent. Here you do not.
S.F. used to be a beautiful city.
Friendly, kind, reasonable, truly tolerant of everybody.
Now, gays and techno's make up the populace, sad and sorry. If your looking for people that think for themselves and speak their minds, maybe a book club, lecture,
Discussion - believe me they will not be what you expect. A lot of nervous laughing, bringing ideas down to the most readily understandable and least perceptive and base. It's like thinking about serious things is against the social law here.
Do yourself a favor and ...more
I love San Francisco. It's very vibrant and exciting. The culture is very diverse which means you can always be yourself, no matter how weird, and crazy you are, you'll never be a misfit here. There's no wonder why San Francisco is as well know and regarded as cities ten times its size. Anywhere you go in the world, they know the city, our reputation precedes us. If New York is the pot of coffee and London is a cup of coffee, then San Francisco is a triple shot of espresso.
Awesome beautiful city
This city has everything whether great or ugly; together combined washes out. Overall a great city due to its cosmopolitan ascetic.V 2 Comments
Dublin is also the only city in the world where 3 Nobel prize winners for literature we're born.
Should be no2after London
It's good and awesome better than all
Dublin beatufil I have no words ablosoutley shocked its number 49?V 1 Comment
Best place on the planet after NEW YORK AND LONDON
Best capital in the world
Delhi may have rubbish but lots of history
Delhi is one capital and best place for tourism.V 2 Comments
Best university in the world
The most iconic city in the world.
Such a beautiful place too live I wanna go there later on in life and for a good while
It is really the most beautiful city in the whole world. The mountains, the forest, the beach, lagoons and a big city all together. The real local people are very friendly. Do not forget there are people from everywhere too. This is a place to feel joy.
Awesome! Most beautiful city in the world! Very nice peopleV 5 Comments
Just like that song, One night in Bangkok
Remember when Shrek covered it in '88?
My family and I have been living in Bangkok for the past 16 years. However, we don't live in the city center. We live in an area called Sapan Sung. Our Mooban (Village) is called Sammakorn. It's one of the older villages which has undergone a wonderful overhaul. Many Hi So's have moved in.
Also, It is a calm village which has nice homes and a ton of amenities. It has just about everything you need. There are stores and restaurants and a relatively new upscale supermarket right "in town." There are also 5 lakes. Our house is about half a block from a lake which has exercise equipment. My wife and I use it every day. Another good thing is that, as I type, they're building a skytrain which will have a station at the entrance to our village. That will make it even easier to get into the city center.
Sammakorn is pretty close to Rumrudee International School, a very good American International school. The school sent a van to pick him up every day. Our son did well and graduated two ...more
Surprised it's so far down. Spent 6 months there in '88/89, just in Bangkok and loved it. I guess, it has changed a lot since then.
201st? This city should be at least in the top 100. Why? Fun culture, river markets, lovely people, all the sites, beach. Simple!V 3 Comments
Very awesome sause city
Lot's of pretty girls in the city!
This is PH's only city to be on top 50! Hope that this can make it to top 10 because it's more fun in the Philippines!
I vote for ManilaV 1 Comment
Had a presentation about Leonardo Da Vinci in class and it mentioned that he went here. I thought it said Mulan, Italy and the entire class did too so we were all quoting the movie to the point where the teacher had to call the principal in and tell us that Mulan isn't about a man who goes into the Vietnam War thinking he's fighting without a cause and comes back scarred and experienced in war. He also made us stand outside and do jumping jacks while the basketball coaches threw basketballs at our faces but if we're the number 8 ranked school in the entire country, I ain't complaining becasue they sure getting us in check, as the rowdy kids on my bus would always say. If you read all of this, drink some water, why won't ya? And don't forget the time when Sarah Palin said to Joe Biden, "Say it ain't so Joe". If she were President, we'd be Congo by now.
Rome sucks! Milan is super awesome!
I visited once and sine have been saving up to see the city again, there is so much culture and many amazing sights to see! - SidneyHando
I am a Canadian and I live in this city and things over here are changing a lot and it's devoloping and it looks like this city is gonna be in top ten in a few years
Not top ten bitch, it will be the dirtiest country in the world
This has a good botanical garden with train rides and a zoo. It also has the attractive Pavilion hotel, which I always stay at with Mum and Grandma. Also, it is home to Regional Express Airlines.
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