Top 10 Greatest Cities in the World

There 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

1 London, England

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

Born in London-so pretty biased -but in all seriousness London has everything you could possible want of a mega city and some -apart from a history spanning over 2000 years it is a city of firsts-some intentional-hosting the modern Olympics 3 times-some not-first city to be arial bombed- by Zeppelins during the first world war-and first modern city whose population surpassed 1,000,000 -an impressive list of the worlds top museums-all free by the way-great food-great theatre-great music-great art-great parks-great architecture -great fashion-great sporting events-great clubs and nightlife-and on and on-Dr Samuel Johnson once said "A man who is tired of London is tired of life"-if you want to live in one of the creative hubs of the world which is tolerant- diverse and has a magnetic energy-this is the place for you it makes most other cities-some near neighbours -look like backwaters-famous and infamous have all lived or past through-Motzart-Van gough-Karl Marx-a very good ...more

London is far more diverse than any other city in the world. Granted, it’s more expensive than New York, but it’s cleaner, better choice of shops, better architecture, far more iconic sights and far, far bigger than New York. There are more outdoor spaces/parks than any city in the world of compatible size.

Everywhere you go in London, there’s something new to see. It’s skyline is getting bigger every year, whilst it doesn’t compare to New York. London is not as claustrophobic.

The oldest and biggest underground in the world too.

Better food in London than NYC and a nicer way of life.

NYC cannot even come close to London

1. Buckingham Palace
2. Trafalgar Square
3. The Tower of London
4. Houses of Parliament
5. Westminster Abbey
6. Tower Bridge
7. Albert Hall
8. Albert Memorial
9. St Paul’s Cathedral
10. The Globe Theatre
11. The London Eye
12. The British Museum
13. Piccadilly
14. Covent ...more

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2 New York City, U.S.A New York City, U.S.A The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

Reasons why it's better than London...
Cheaper
Bigger
24/7 subway running more lines
More variety in shopping
Way more Diverse
More iconic
Higher wealth status
More Billionaires
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
Awesome Beaches
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

I've lived in NYC for most of my life and it has been the greatest, and the best pleasure of my life. All of my joy, happiness and sadness have been experienced there. Now I'm away for education, but I miss the city everyday. It is truly the city that never sleeps. You will never be bored; there is always somewhere to go at any time of day and night. It's a melting pot of cultures and races, and it's absolutely amazing. Home to so many museums, parks, piers, businesses, entertainment fields, etc. NYC, I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK! ^_^

The Tube is more logical than the Subway (in line lay out) but a 24/7 system is amazing.

NYC Street grid is much easier to get around.

Central Park is the greatest city park in the world.

No Queen or King. Ever. The people are celebrated.

Taller more impressive buildings.

Brooklyn > East End

Statue of Liberty symbolizes freedom. Big Ben=Upper class Wealth, Tower of London=Oppression/Prison, Buckingham Palace=Colonial Rule/Oppression, Parliament=Aristocracy/Power, etc.

NYC proximity to mountains, nature and beaches. Thames is gross.

Younger by 1000s of years and just as good if not better than London.

Broadway is and has been the new Globe Theater.

Jazz, Hip Hop and Punk either invented or perfected in NYC. Sex Pistols/The Clash went to Ramones shows, not the other way around.

Less annoying tabloids in NYC.

This city has a lot of tall buildings that is why I voted for it?

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3 Paris, France

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

I love Paris! Best city!

The fashion capital of the world

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4 Tokyo, Japan

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

Greatest city before, today and future - ronluna

Best food, best public transportation, best weather, cleanest and safest city on earth. Best access to mountains and blue seas and last but not least best service on the planet.
Lived in London&Paris, visited NYC but they don’t come close to Tokyo

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5 Los Angeles, U.S.A. Los Angeles, U.S.A.

It has the best weather in the world, those other places have miserable weather. It is a very beautiful city, center of the world film industry and music industry. Whenever I go somewhere else, it's always wonderful to come home to such a beautiful place. My vote goes to Los Angeles, the greatest city in the world. It is full of history and culture and the people are second to none. And the girls on the beach are the most beautiful. Go sit in the rain and snow, I will bask in the sun in Los Angeles.

The city is nice, but I'm a pretty picky person when it comes to weather. The beach is chilly and often overcast for most of the summer, which sucks, as it's the most scenic part of the city in my opinion. The valley is always clear, which is nice, but you also get murdered by the sun there, which isn't so good. Otherwise, the weather in other parts of the city is pretty consistent, at a nice 80-95 degrees. I guess LA gets my vote. It was one of my favorite places to live.

I can't say it's one of those places full of history, culture and friendly people, but one thing it is, is diverse. It shows the richest and poorest of America, the prettiest and the ugliest. It's an ugly city, but in a beautiful way.

Better than new york

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6 Sydney, Australia

It's beautiful, has friendly people, clean and has many attractions- what's not to love? - liizy

From a convict campsite to a truly cosmopolitan global city. A multicultural melting pot, harmonious and vibrant, fast paced and edgy. Sydney is dynamic and creative, down to earth and welcoming. A stunning summer city, the gateway to Australia.

I have been to many cities around the world and none are as close to nature as Sydney. Beaches, mountains, fascinating birds and animals are all within minutes of the cosmopolitan city centre.

NO DOUGHT

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7 Dubai, U.A.E. Dubai, U.A.E.

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.

What about the underwater hotel.
And what else, is this, The Mall of America in Minneapolis also has a theme park inside it. - WorldPuncher47592834

Hey hey what why Dubai is in 10 position they are greatest city on the earth

I am proud of my country, Dubai I haven't seen city like this it is amazing

Its full of the greatest cars including the legendary Lykan Hypersport. So much glamor, cars, tech, and dreams. Plus it has the tallest building in the world. If you're over 40 you wouldn't understand. Oh and by the way, as much as I like Paris and some of the Europeans cities (excluding London) they are actually pretty dumpy in like 75% of the city. This town is pretty everywhere!

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8 Rome, Italy

Walking in the narrow streets of the eternal city is always amazing you can breath a unique atmosphere a mix of traditions between past and present but no future! Time is locked in next 100 200 years others capital will change and so many times their skylines but Rome will be always the same that's the beautiful

Rome has a lot of issues, but all cities really do, but what Rome has over the others is that Rome is unique. The history, the culture and the cuisine are iconic. Many of the other cities on this list will rise and fall. Their architecture is a dime-a-dozen. But there's only one Rome and Rome is eternal.

Old, chaotic, full of trashes, only ruins to visit

Most beutiful city in the world

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9 Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany

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 - ErichHimmel

London #1 and Berlin #8? And 52% of UK's EU votes were voting to destroy a city like that, kick out tourists and other EU members that reside in the country still makes it a number 1 city? What a load of bull****. Berlin is so much better and nicer. No anti-tourism stuff at all there.

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10 Chicago, U.S.A.

Chicago is easily the most affordable city to live in on this top ten list. Amazing architecture and food--and it has the perfect mixture of greenspace among the built environment. Chicago is simultaneously a slow and fast city---and few cities have more museums covering the sciences, humanities, and culture. The city is rich for its museums and art institutes.

The city also has amazing neighborhoods and is relatively easy to travel around. Chicago is the worlds best kept urban secret.

Are you all smoking a pipe? Chicago should be at least top ten.

I'm very glad to see Chicago in the top ten, where it should be.
Chicago has something for everyone!
Want to go shopping? Magnificent Mile
Want to see artwork? Art Institute of Chicago
Want to go to the beach? 28 miles of lakefront beaches
You want it, Chicago's got it. - Ajkloth

An underrated gem

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The Newcomers

? Wellington, New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington is the best city in the world's best country!

They have electric buses there
and it is so much better than Auckland

so want to live here! - grumpycat

The Contenders

11 Toronto, Canada Toronto, Canada 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, 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.

I may be a little biased because I do live in Toronto, but I've been to both Toronto and New York City. I think that both cities are quite similar, New York City has Times Square and Toronto has Dundas Square. I think that Toronto is a better city because New York City is an island and has a limit of space so it will not develop much more. Meanwhile Toronto is a huge City that still is developing and has plenty of space. Comparing the events, things nearby and prices of both cities, Toronto is much more affordable compared to New York City. So overall I think that Toronto is a much better city

I am from London, England.
Toronto is incredible. I wouldn't know where to start, no city has as many amazing and mind blowing things that Toronto has. It has everything, its cheap, friendly, safe. It has the sights, the lakes, the ever so close landscapes of rural Canada.

The only thing London beats it on is the music scene but apart from London and Germany? I would say Toronto has the freshest music scene for underground electronic.

I love this city. And so does everybody that's ever come here on holiday.

Me

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12 Mumbai, India

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

Mumbai is by far one of the most influential cities in the world, both culturally and financially. Apart from being home to Bollywood and a rapidly changing skyline, it's increasing popularity as an economic hub and a tourist attraction has led to plenty of foreign investment. Quite easily the best city in India, it is also the safest Indian city and with improving infrastructure, will soon make join the likes of London, Tokyo and New York as one of the finest cities in the world

Mumbai's the best city in the world no doubt in it...
The most rapidly rising city in the world...
Home to a Lakhs of people of different castes, religions, countries, etc...
The financial capital of INDIA and has the worlds most rapidly rising and making a global mark on the various markets...
Finally... I love mumbai... - Vinaydudhane

The atmosphere,the beaches and the architecture all contribute to Mumbai's beauty.

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13 Shanghai, China

Dude, I am living Dubai. But I am from shanghai. I swear whole shanghai is city but Dubai is just about 1/5 is city rest of them is desert. They just have biggest shopping mall and Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab. They don't have any culture, everything they can do is just put money. Not like Shanghai you can go thru the city from traditional to modern. I think you have never been in Shanghai before. They have about 15 lines subway, about two thousands buses. Compare to Shanghai, Dubai is horrible!

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.

Best city in the world! Should be no1! New York's nothing compared to Shanghai! This place is known as city of the future because all the buildings look so futuristic. Shanghai's the most underrated city in the world! It's better than New York, London and Tokyo!

Dubai beats all of them including this because of all the tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa and the LARGEST SHOPPING MALL - sryanbruen

My grandma is from Shanghai. I love Shanghai.

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14 Seattle, U.S.A. Seattle, U.S.A. Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington.

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.

I don't get why Chicago is top 10, but Seattle isn't. If you want to get shot or stabbed, go to Chicago.

An amazing city which definitely should be number 5 on this list

Seattle = Minneapolis

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15 Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey

Napoleon once said, "If the earth was only one state, then Istanbul would be its capital." Formerly known as Constantinople, it was the fall of this great city to the Ottoman empire that had fostered the the Europeans' interest in discovering America. Arguably it is for that reason alone that this city should be recognized as the greatest city to have ever existed in history. If there was never a motive to discover America, then the most powerful nation of the modern world, the United States of America, would cease to exist. For that matter, Istanbul should be ranked higher than NYC. It is the only city in the world that spans two continents and its strategically economical position lies between a strait and an artificially, yet well-crafted isthmus-bridge.

I love istanbul just because of kadikoy

Istanbul shoul be a lot higher. I lived in Istanbul and I want to go back. Everything is amazing. The people, the food, the buildings and a lot of other things. I can't believe it's on 30. - godeniz

Istanbul is the best.Ita the only city that connects two continentals and it's so special.And I'm pretty sure that ıf you been there you would choose Turkey.I visited all around the world and I never seen that nice city.With culture,museums,view,food everything.certainly the best

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16 Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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 city

Hong kong has the most sky scrapers in the world and is 60 percent park land. End of discussion hong kong is top five

Hong kong should be withing top 5

I am surprised how low down this list HK is
Safest city I’ve ever been to it just feels safe as houses. Great people,it’s buzzing and alive and wow I love it. I don’t have a particular order for top five but they would be London, HK, New York, Buenos Aires and maybe Mexico City but all for really different reasons
London probably number 1 but HK not far behind

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17 Miami, U.S.A.

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 LA

Miami is awesome really surprised 16 its crazy Miami has tall buildings tallest is 789 feet beautiful beaches amazing houses and best city

World traveler and local I agree

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18 Singapore

Best city in the world! The airport is a hub for air travel. It's a City State with lots of trade and a port. It's iconic skyscrapers like the hotel near the Ferris wheel, and how many different cultures there are in a small area.

Great Tiny country and nice skyscrapers no trash on the river as made to boat transport

Always the best city in Asia to live in. 0% crime rate, 100% safest city!

Singapore is amazing

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19 Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Located on Maryland's soil, it truly is a significant city and capital.

Best forever

Home of the president it will always win

HANDS DOWN THE MOST POWERFUL AND GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD

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20 Honolulu, U.S.A. Honolulu, U.S.A.

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!

21 Bangalore, India

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.

Bangalore... Now a BETA city is surely gonna race other cities in the world because of its greatness in the IT sector and because of its infrastructure... The density of Bangalore is growing like hell.. And very soon it is going to overtake any other cities

Superb weather

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22 Moscow, Russia

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?

Moscow used to be under construction everywhere, but now they built all of these big magnificent cities and cleaned everything up, much better than Rome and Paris for sure, but still different from London for sure, definitely deserves to be in the top 10

It's to cold but I do agree Moscow is good it's the Russian capital so there's a lot of rich people, and the Kremlin was cool

Moscow is definitely in top10, nowadays it has more supertalls(>300m - 7)than any other city. The city with it's 10 lines motorways lives 24hours and everything is in move. +huge cultural scene and restaurants are among the best in the world. As a strong geopolitical and financial center of Eastern Europe and Middle Asia it must be ranked 6 after NY, Longon, HK, Tokyo and Singapore.

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23 Melbourne, Australia

Better than New York- it is greener, the people are kinder, better architectural style here, more parks, more modern Skyline, better places around, nicer landscape, beautiful beaches, amazing culture and awesome shops. Very safe too.

Most livable city in the world 6 times in a row and sporting capital of the world finally most happy people in the world should be number one

The best place in the world to live, some others may be better to visit but there's no other place I'd rather be

Most livable city

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24 Las Vegas, U.S.A. Las Vegas, U.S.A. Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.

I think this City is most beautiful and should be number 1

I would do anything to LIVE here. - sryanbruen

My 2015 visit here got me HOOKED. One day I might move here.

I wanna live here forever! :D

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25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 people

No offense. This is the Marvelous City. Only who knows can tell it. The problem is violence without control.

Such a beautiful place too live I wanna go there later on in life and for a good while

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26 Venice, Italy

Living here is the best thing I could ever wished.

The most romantic city in the world.

27 Vancouver, Canada

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 well

Should be first. Vancouver is amazing. Amazing!

We have everything from beaches to ski resorts

This is a really amazing city but there’s rain about 75% of the year and the people aren’t that friendly. This is also the most expensive city in Canada

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28 Manchester, England

Great history, music and sport, should be higher

The Smiths, Oasis, Factory Records, The Haçienda, New Order, The Fall, The Happy Mondays, Bez.

Point proven.

29 Athens, Greece Athens, Greece

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.

Athens! what beautiful people

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30 San Francisco, U.S.A.

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.

This city has everything whether great or ugly; together combined washes out. Overall a great city due to its cosmopolitan ascetic.

Awesome beautiful city

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31 Oslo, Norway Oslo, Norway

Best city in the world

best

32 Barcelona, Spain Barcelona, Spain

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.

Not only is this city one of the most beautiful, diverse and clean cities, but its also not expensive to live in, unlike the other cities stated on this list.
Honestly, it deserves to be at minimum top 10, not top 50

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33 Dublin, Republic of Ireland Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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

U2 live here.

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34 New Delhi, India New Delhi, India New Delhi is the capital and seat of government of India. It is also a municipality and district in Delhi and serves as the seat of Government of Delhi.

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.

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

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35 Auckland, New Zealand

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.

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.

Pretty decent city, I live there and reckon it deserves to be higher than 53, so here is my vote

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

36 Karachi, Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan

The most diverse and lively city on the Asia, despite of its problem its still one on the lively and cheapest cities in the world.

Karachi should be at top 2 best city. It is better than New York

City Of lights Amazing City in whole World

This is best city in the world

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37 Munich, Germany

Safe
Nice people
Beautiful surroundings
Good quality of life
Amazing buildings
Good infrastructure
Clean

The best city in Germany. Just spend a day in the English Garden in summer and soak up the beautiful atmosphere. Munich stands for Gemuetlichkeit!

AC/DC also played a great show here on the Stiff Upper Lip Tour

38 Taipei, Taiwan

One of the most vibrant and high standard of living yet safe and everything is still within reasonable budgets.

39 Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden

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 city

Fell in love since the moment my plane landed, every one is so lovely and the city gorgeous

40 Glasgow, Scotland

The most BEAUTIFUL city in the world

Glasgow my home and my city

Glasgae is pure mental!

A belang tae Glesa dear auld Glesga toon there's nothing the matter wae Glesga fur its gawing roon an roon
If ye go tae the Liberty ask fur a book about suicide
They'll say aye sure beat it ye'll no bring it back wul ye.
Parliamo Glasgow

41 Boston, U.S.A.

New England patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Meghan Trainor... need I say more about Boston and NE in general?

Where it all started, many historical moments. Fantastic Sports teams. etc...

Best city of them all should be in the top ten at least

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.

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42 Osaka, Japan
43 Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 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.

Best food in the world. Don't miss Noma!

A beautiful historical city with friendly locale people! Danish people are good lucking and the best at speaking English since Danish is only spoken by very few. You can go by bike all around the city! Home for H.C. andersen, the little mermaid and the oldest royal house! A must-visit city!

Coolest city ever! The food is great, but also a little bit expensive.
The people are beautiful and the architecture is impressive!
BEST CITY EVER!

44 Vienna, Austria

Vienna should be in the top 10! Great food, Sights, Shopping streets! Also, Vienna is ranked as the most livable city in the world! What do you want more?

Yeah, cleaner than New York or Shanghai.

City with best sights

Vienna >>>>>>> Every other city

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45 Liverpool, England

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

The heart of the worlds music and former European capital of culture should be above the likes of Manchester,Portland,and Montreal

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46 Nottingham, England
47 Beijing, China Beijing, China

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_Yt

I am ashamed of Beijing's pollution as a chinese - Doragao

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48 Seoul, South Korea Seoul, South Korea 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.

Seoul is the greatest city.
Why? Korea had war in 1950. so then Korea was like a waste land. But people worked very hard. and Korea became the great city over the world. It calls the miracle of Han river. Also Seoul is the major city of Asia.

This city is a please to be, fill up with excitement, good and friendly people, their women are generous, caring and lovely..

It should be number 2 because it was one of the world best cities.

Seoul's internet is the fastest in the world

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49 Delhi, India

What man, India is full of rubbish

Delhi is one capital and best place for tourism.

Delhi one of the most beautiful city in the world. There are many historical buildings in delhi like India gate,red fort, qutub minar,etc and etc. That's why India is one of the best cities in the world

50 Cambrige, England

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