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 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. London is one of the world's most important global cities. It exerts considerable ...read more.

An absolutely wonderful place! The British Capital is a bustling city with a historic pedigree. Everywhere you go or dig, there is a piece or moment of history waiting to be discovered. Another center for culture, arts, human experience, transportation, history, shopping, gastronomy, finance, and fashion. Samuel Johnson said: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life. For there all is in London, life can afford!".

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's 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 practices 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, science, ...more

London is city that continues to grow on a person after decades. It might not initially blow you away like manhattan or have the obvious beauty of Paris, but hidden in corners are some of the most elegant building around, each area is its own town within the city. Cultures are mixed, everything just seems to work together. Old and new, technology and history, skyscrapers and medieval palaces stand side by side and just work. No other city has this. London is safer, cleaner, greener, more accesible and just hands down more welcoming than other cities. Fashion, sports, arts, music and education are all world leading in London, Links to rest of the world are amazing, cuisine is second to none.

2 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. New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.

I voted for New York mainly to go against what has been said here...

Firstly NY is not financial capital of the world London is.

Secondly USA had only been around for about 400 years, England has been colonised for more than 2000 so London has way more history... America has its "glorious monuments" most of which my house is older than.

And of course we have the queen by far the best resident of any city.

London also contains the nought line of longitude which is where all time in any country is measured from, which is why England sits in the middle of the world map.

We have Big Ben, Westminster Abby, Buckingham palace, London eye, The Shard, London dungeon... The list could go on and on and on.

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.

Iconic skyline. World class shopping and food. 800+ languages spoken making it the most linguistic and ethnically diverse city in the world. Arguably the best collection of arts in the Metropolitan Museum of Arts and Guggenheim. NYC is also the financial capitol of the world home to the worlds 2 biggest Stock Exchanges. Not to mention it is the fashion capitol of the world, from Soho to 5th Ave. 5th Ave. is one of the best places to shop in the entire world. Who could forget Times Square? The crossroads of the world.

New York embodies the human spirit to never settle, whether that means building some of the worlds tallest buildings or inventing the new "thing".

And who could forget Dollar Pizza.

New York is a good place to see all the history and go camping and take a vacation off. The museum of natural history is the best site I've seen in this city. I could have voted for both New York and London. I think London and New York are both the same. I've visited them both, and I can tell they both are very nice cities. I'm originally from Canada and it's a good excuse to visit good cities like London and New York. It's a good thin I keep my passport so I can travel anywhere I want. Oh, and happy holidays to everyone around the world!

3 Paris, France 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, la plus belle ville du monde. (The most beautiful city in the world). I never thought that I would have such a crush on a city! It is a like a pretty, sexy girl that every boy or man craves for. The Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Louvre Museum and Mona Lisa, Notre Dame Cathedral, pastries such as Croissants, Macarons, Baguettes. Fashion, luxury, romantic sexiness. One of my most favorite cities in the world!

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.

THE most beautiful, clean, trendiest, and cosmopolitan city in the world. With an awesome nightlife, and the worlds best museum, the Louvre, which holds the worlds most famous painting, The Mona Lisa. Did I mention that this is the 3rd most visited city in the world, and that France is the most visited country in the world? No, of course I didn't. More things I didn't mention are that the Eiffel tower is probably one of the most famous places in the world, and the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world. Also, keep in mind, that it's one of the best shopping destinations in the world, and that Champ-Elysses is considered on of the most famous and best streets in the world. And also, it's one of the few places outside the U. S to have a disney park (Disneyland Paris). And if you're a more modern and contemporary person, or have interest in being a business man, La Defense is the most prominent business center in Europe. take that Potsdamer Platz! And sure, we're not the ...more

Paris was exactly like I had pictured it from a young age. So vibrant, culturally diverse, bursting at the seams with history. I have visited London as well, and though I adore London, it feels much more crowded than Paris. I highly recommend you check it out at least once in your lifetime. There is so much to see and do. Never thought I would love a city that much.

4 Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, the prefecture forms part of the Kantō region on the central Pacific coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. Tokyo is the political and economic center ...read more.

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

I'm totally in love with this city! How is it even possible that amongst wars, misery and poverty all around the world, there can exist such a vibrant and cosmopolitan hub? Amazingly clean in every corner, shiny and incredibly cozy for 40 million people population, Tokyo never fails to surprise and leaves exciting memories for life. Superb trains and subway, very safe backstreets, and tens of dozens of sights to see, although they are SO many, that even if you live there your entire life, you still won't be able to discover it all. Sophisticated restaurants are offering cuisine from everywhere on Earth, whereas japanese udon and ramen hole-in-the-wall bar-like restaurants can be found anywhere. Tokyo is particularly unique at night, when it's the perfect time to climb one of the countless observation decks spread all across the city and take priceless photos of the Coruscant-like skyline. And when you leave this grand metropolis with tears on your face, you will realise that Tokyo is ...more

My grandparents went there one summer and sent us pictures of the city. I got to say, even in a picture, everything looks dynamic and beautiful. The mountain in the background fits the city very well. And my grands said the majority of the people there are nice. I plan on going to Tokyo one summer. I speak a little Japanese, so I am able to understand a little Japanese.

It is and always will be Tokyo, hands down. The city and capital that boasts low crime rates, cleanliness, attractions and friendly locals, there is no other place in the world like Tokyo.

I've lived in London for more than two years and have visited both NYC and Paris more than five times now, but Tokyo still holds a special place in my heart.

5 Los Angeles, U.S.A. Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often abbreviated as L.A., is the largest city in California. It has an estimated population of nearly 4 million, and is the second-largest city in the United States, after New York City, and the third-largest city in North America, after Mexico City ...read more.

Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, and multiple theme parks. All these places are all in and around Los Angeles.
Not only is there lots to do but there is also lots to see. You can go to the Griffith Observatory and catch amazing views of the city free of charge. You can also head to the Getty Center and see a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and a beautiful garden. You feel like seeing a different type of sight? Muscle Beach will give you a view of some amazing beach bodies.
Walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and get a picture with the star of your favorite star. Or perhaps you will like to visit TCL Chinese Theater and look for their foot and handprints on the cement. Take a joy ride on one of the super cars that are being rented on the walk. Or maybe you are feeling tired of walking but still feel like sight seeing. Hop on a tour bus and take a tour of L.A. and see some of the homes of your favorite stars. And at the end of the tour, the bus ...more

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.

The entire area has some amazing sights and attractions. The iconic skyline of Downtown LA, the beaches in Santa Monica, Venice, and Malibu (all of them great surfing areas), Hollywood, Disneyland in nearby Anaheim, as well as the surrounding hills and mountains great for hiking, and in the winter, for those who want to hit the slopes, there's ski resorts like Mt. Baldy and Big Bear Lake, both of them are not too far from the area.

6 Sydney, Australia The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre on Sydney Harbour located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings. ...read more.

I have lived in Sydney for more thạn 5 years and it is a paradise on earth. The culture is vibrant, the locals are beautiful and the beaches are the best. You can have enjoy the most diverse cuisine from any country in Sydney. What strikes me the most about this city is its harmony with nature, but it never creases to amaze me.
Another thing that makes Sydney wonderful is that it is dynamic and peaceful at the same time! The long stroll on the sand enjoying the sunset inspires my life. Another plus is the safety/well-being with health care system being one of the best in the world, and it is an important factor to be considered right?

I think Sydney should be N.1 I originally come from LA have been living in Sydney for 3 years and the cities in front I have been too except Bangalore.
In Sydney, it normally has beautiful blue sunny skies unlike London.
It is not over populated unlike Tokyo.
Beautiful beaches unlike all of the cities in front.
Nice people, unlike Paris and NYC.
When I was in London, I felt miserable because everyday was cloudy and raining, it was in spring.
When I was in Paris, I felt like crap everyone there were so rude.
When I was in Tokyo, I could hardly move.

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.

Modern. Wealthy. Friendly. It even has a larger population than Paris, Birmingham, Dublin and Los Angeles! It is diverse and has people from all over the world, too! It has many attractions such as the aquarium, Centerpoint Tower, the opera house and the harbor bridge! Fantastic!

7 Dubai, U.A.E. Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. Established in the 18th century as a small fishing village, the city grew rapidly in the early 21st century into a cosmopolitan metropolis with a focus on tourism and hospitality. Dubai is one of the world's most popular tourist ...read more.

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.

It's 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!

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!

Dubai is simply the best city in the world. No questions about about that and if you don't believe me, come see it yourself and experience the greatest place on Earth!

8 Rome, Italy Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy, as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for almost three millennia. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the third most populous ...read more.

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.

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 is the birthplace of western civilization and the greatest city the world has ever known without Rome there is no London, no New York City. Period!

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

9 Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. The city straddles the Bosphorus strait, and lies in both Europe and Asia, with a population of over 15 million residents, comprising 19% of the population ...read more.

This city have the best weather in the world, the best food, the best handicrafts, full of beautiful ferries, a lot of cats, birds and fishes, and we have the most attractive houses in europe!, istanbul villas! , they have amazing panoramic views

The best city of all times, half european, half asiatic.
Capital of Roman empire, Byzantine empire, Latin empire, Byzantine empire again & Ottoman empire.

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.

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.

10 Berlin, Germany Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3.8 million inhabitants make it the European Union's most populous city, according to population within city limits One of Germany's sixteen constituent states, Berlin is surrounded by the State of Brandenburg and contiguous ...read more.

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!

Best city in the world. Lots of history, yet it's balanced out with modern buildings. Very safe, lots to do. Nice warm Summer's to explore the many parks, cold snowy winters to enjoy which gives it a Christmas feeling.

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.

The Newcomers

? Tromsø, Norway
? Sandnes, Norway
The Contenders
11 Chicago, U.S.A. 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.

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.

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.

Summer time Chi, better than anything. Go check out the new Maggie Daley park. Chicago has the best food, best museums, best libraries and best architecture.

Despite the state's financial woes by corrupt politicians, Chicago still offers opportunity. Think what could happen if we finally change direction!

12 Mumbai, India Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India. Mumbai is home ...read 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

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'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...

The city never sleeps. Here the richest and the poorest live in harmony. There is no discrimination. Beautiful marine drive, bandra, juhu chowpatty are places to be visited any hour of the day. The rains are lovely. Never felt any more safer at any other place even during wee hours of the night. The food is to die for. Definitely the economic capital of India! Love Mumbai

13 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. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong ...read more.

My hometown deserves to be the best ever city. Culture, history, food, transportation... everything, is excellent. And most importantly, people are extraordinarily polite. As you know, Hong Kong is bustling city and when it comes to working time, MTR stations and bus stops are fully filled with tons of people. Nevertheless, I was never pushed by anyone and everybody was queuing. Unlike in China, when the train departs, someone clenched me in my arms, pushing me away. So that's the difference between the qualities of Hong Kong people and people in mainland. I'm not trying to be offensive but only speaking the truth.

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

Super safe...one of the longest life spans for residents...food that's diverse and awesome...central in Asia, so easy to get anywhere...public transportation that's safe, fast, clean, cheap, and can get you anywhere fast...unbeatable views from Star Ferry or Victoria Peak..just walking down the street is entertainment in itself.

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

14 Singapore

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.

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.

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 only thing that is bad here is the prices. Also if you ever go to Singapore, go to jewel mall! If you like Pokemon it has a pokemon center here.

15 Shanghai, China Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the People's Republic of China, the largest city in China by population, and the second most populous city proper in the world, with a population of 24.28 million as of 2019, it is the most populous ...read more.

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 buildings 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.

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!

Buildings from 2100? Nah, it's a beautiful city, I agree with you on that. But, there are slums in that place. Unfortunately, there is a Shanghai restaurant in the place I live in, in the USA. In the restrooms, they show pictures Shanghai's slums.
Some people like the new buildings, but I think London is good too. In fact, I would prefer London for how advanced THEY ALSO are! New York, eh... Tokyo has the highest GDP of any city in the world, so this means it beats Shanghai.
Still a great city though!

Shanghai is #1 city only to you Chinese people. Most of NON-Chinese people think NYC, London, and Paris are WAY better than Shanghai. People think differently from you Chinese people. When you guys shout for China best, we see only inferiority complex from the low-income economies.

16 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 is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and ...read more.

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 limited 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.

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 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.

Yes! I voted for Toronto, Canada because it is really good in business, and sports. The transportation is very convenient like the subway, street cars, buses, and trains. You can even walk alone without any problem. It looks like New York City. The tourists spots are the CN Tower, Center Island, Hockey Hall of Fame, Ripley's Aquarium, and the stadiums like the Air Canada Centre and the Rogers Centre. People there are nice too. This is why my vote goes to Toronto.

17 Moscow, Russia

I've been to more than 60 countries, lived in 9, including the cities from the top of your list. Moscow beats many of them almost in every way. And yet due to the Russophobic agenda of the MS western media most people remain misinformed about Russia and its stunning capital. An absolute class city with rich culture and history, yet modern and vibrant. It's insanely beautiful! The quality of life is very high, it's safe (much safer than NYC) and very convenient to live in.

Moscow is definitely in the top 10. Nowadays, it has more supertalls (>300m - 7) than any other city. The city with its 10 lines motorways lives 24 hours and everything is in move. Plus, huge cultural scenery 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, London, HK, Tokyo and Singapore.

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?

A very beautiful and inspiring city! Lots to see and lots to do. Amazing architecture and history. Check out the Moscow metro.. WOW!

18 Barcelona, Spain 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.

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.

The architecture of Gaudí is completely unique, and Barcelona is a versatile place where you could enjoy the good weather to practice sport, to visit art galleries & any kind of museum or to learn about history by the many influences which recieved this place. Another advantage is that it is situated near the mediterranean sea to be able to enjoy this place during any season. It have also a giant amusement park in Tarragona at 1 and half hour from the city by car which will become the biggest in Europe in a few years. The only thing which you will probablly don't like are the prices of some places to visit (but they are not as expensive as some favourite cities like Paris). If someday you go there remember that Gaudí was vegetarian and he wouldn't like to see the souvenirs of a bull of "trencadis". There are no bullfights in Barcelona or Catalonia but it is not the same in the rest of 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!

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

19 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.

YES! And for those who think Las Vegas is strictly the strip, YOU ARE THINKING VERY WRONG MY FRIEND. I live in Las Vegas and it is amazing to live here! Cost of living is so affordable, areas like Summerlin, Centennial, Spring Valley area, man you can get a 4-5 bedroom home for the price of 1 in San Francisco, or not even a 1 bedroom. And there is just so many things to do! Shopping centers, (outside of the strip) grocery stores, restaurants, (again, outside of the strip) lots of stuff for the kids too! Go karting, arcades, etc. We even have churches here! And yeah the heat may be a problem but yo we got extreme winters here as well. IT CAN GET FREEZING during the winter. And snow is less than an hour away. I can go on and on about this!

Hell Yeah! they've managed to turn something from a plain desert with almost nothing into a fun cool city.

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

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

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

Washington Dc is great. It isn't too crowded like New York or La and has amazing monuments and luxury there

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

Power and influence. Very beautiful scenery.

21 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

I've been to Athens and it was all amazing! It goes from antiquity to modern architecture.
From the Parthenon to the New Acropolis Museum! There is a ton of parties,music and art! But the thing I love the most about it, is its unique culture!

Athens is one of the most historical cities. Athens deserves a better place.

So beautiful, and many historical sites.

22 Miami, U.S.A. Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida. Miami is the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida.

Miami should be in FIRST place! It's got the best beaches in the US by far, warm turquoise waters and vibrant beaches. It's got the most beautiful looking people in the US too! There's also lots to do in Miami from festivals, clubs, restaurants, bars, concerts, games, museums, parks and the long list goes on. Not to mention that many famous people live in Miami as well. Plus did you know that Miami Florida grows exotic things such as mangoes and coconuts, some of which don't grow anywhere else in the continental US. And sure it may occasionally get hurricanes, but what place doesn't have some sort of natural disaster or bad weather? At least you get a warning in advance where you can prepare, whereas earthquakes which don't happen in Miami, can surprise you at any time. And don't get me started on months of cold & snow, or even blizzards! You definitely don't have to worry about these things in Miami. Almost forgot about wildfires and mudslides which also don't happen in Miami, but do ...more

Financial district along Brickel avenue is amazing. Bayside park is a great place to explore. Bay side market has interesting stuff. A short boat ride off the coast yields fantastic views. Bridges from Brickel to Virginia Key and then Key Biscayne. Or you can stop by south Beach and enjoy it's beaches and restaurants. Short ride south gets you to the charming Coral Gables. You can get to the Florida Keys quite quickly from Miami. Beaches everywhere. Amazing atmosphere. Amazing city.

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.

We have the best beaches, the coolest people, historical areas, and Latin American flair.

23 Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries. It has the most populous urban area in Sweden as well as in Scandinavia.

For those of you who haven't been there! There is no more beautiful place you can visit. Period!

A really nice city

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

Love this city

24 Manchester, England

Just hands down the most culturally and artistically significant and diverse city in the UK. Greatest city in the world.

25 Honolulu, U.S.A. Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. It is an unincorporated part of and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu along the southeast coast of the island of Oʻahu.

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.

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