Designer The latest global survey by the United Nations and China’s foremost think tank, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ranks the competitiveness of 1,007 cities with a population of more than 500,000.
Shenzhen is the highest ranked Chinese city. Hong Kong was sixth in 2013/14 and slips to 12th in the latest survey. The combined economic output of all the cities involved topped US$47 trillion in 2015, or 63.5 per cent of the world’s economy
People per sq km
Monthly cost of a three-bedroom flat in the city centre (US$)
Adoption of smart technology, high levels of smartphone use, start-ups, connectivity, etc
Presence of the best institutions according to global rankings
INCOME PER CAPITA
US$ per year
Economic Competitiveness index, scale 0 to 1
The report looked at 1,007 cities. Here you can see how the different global regions compare.
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