A city can be defined by its administrative boundaries with urban infrastructure. The coronavirus pandemic is a sheer reminder for the world that urban areas need to be prepared for unpredictable future. According to World Urban Forum, There are more than 10,000 cities in the world as on 2023. World Cities are increasingly having the effects of climate-related disasters, such as floods, droughts, storms, rising of sea level, heatwaves and landslides. In 2022, Urbanization has different routes of people moving inter-state or internationally including the migration of people from small towns and rural areas to major cities or metropolitan areas, or from rural to urban migration to the intermediate town and International migration due to career prospect or current state conditions. Many of the cities rising to metropolitan due to these reasons with the natural phenomenon of increase of existing population in the World cities. By the year 2025, it is estimated with the current trend of Urbanization two-thirds of the World's population will live in urban areas, with growth taking place of 95 percent of the urban population in the lowest income group countries. Urbanization is not just a modern phenomenon, a rapid and historic transformation of human roots on a global scale, predominantly rural culture is being rapidly replaced by urban culture.
Much of the fun and culture and social life that define urban living are off the table. The Largest Cities in the world in 2023 with more than 20 million population are Tokyo, Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, New York, São Paulo, Mexico City, Cairo, Mumbai, Beijing and Dhaka. Tokyo is the largest city in the world with 37 million population and many of the U.S. cities growing the fastest in 2022 to 2023.
|Greater New York||22.8 million|
|São Paulo||22 million|
|Mexico City||21.7 million|
Crime shows might be thrilling on the movie screen but these acts are not as appealing in real life. The Most dangerous world cities are the different acts of criminal violence make a city dangerous for visitors and locales as well. Such acts are the deadliest potential threats to peace for the human kind in any region. The most violent countries where most of the cities are high homicide rates are Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Columbia and South Africa.
|Dangerous Cities||Country||Homicides per 100,000 people|
|Cape Town||South Africa||68|
|St. Louis||United States||65|
|Vitória da Conquista||Brazil||60|
|San Pedro Sula||Honduras||55|
|San Juan||United States||54|
According to the Mercer Cost of Living Survey in 2021 of the world cities across five continents ranked on the basis of cost of living considering the components like housing, food, transportation and utilities. The most expensive cities in 2023 are Ashgabat, Hong Kong, Beirut, Tokyo and Zurich. Below is the list of most expensive cities in the world.
Many of the factors that people look for choosing most livable cities in the world to live or do business or visit were related to the best quality of the city things like career, culture, restaurants, nightlife, education, shopping, and sports. Best cities in the world is not just best city to live, but just best city to work, best city to study, best city for accommodation are the factors for considering to have a best human life. Many people might think a pandemic might defeat the point of migrating to a new city. The actual life in metropolis in pandemic, it would be easy to feel a bit surround and restrict into the same space in when you can do little else but hang out in your flat. During lockdowns, much of the migration has become a standstill with transportation has become huge problem between inter-states or internationally.
Below is the World best cities to live, according to Timeout by poll during covid crisis, They were ranked not only based on the food and culture of the world cities but included several aspects of sustainability, community projects and green space.
According to CNN Traveller, The best cities in the world to live in 2023 are
According to Euro monitor International, The most visited and famous world cities attract as much as 47 percent of all the total travelers in the world. The research shows most popular cities, including Bangkok, Hong Kong, and London combined, attract more than 72 million visitors a year. The famous world cities are from Asia and Europe to the Middle East and the Americas.
The UNGA has designated 31 October as World Cities Day, The Day is expected to promote the global urbanization, making cooperation among countries in highlighting of addressing challenges of World Cities and contribution of sustainable urban development around the world. Below is the list of World Cities, Tokyo is the most populated city, followed by Delhi, Shanghai, Sao Paulo and Mexico City.
|World Cities List||Country||Population (2020)|
|New York City||United States of America||18,803,552|
|Kinshasa||Democratic Republic of the Congo||14,342,439|
|Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||13,458,075|
|Los Angeles||United States of America||12,446,597|
|Seoul||Republic of Korea||9,963,452|
|Chicago||United States of America||8,865,009|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Viet Nam||8,602,317|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong||7,547,652|
|Dar es Salaam||Tanzania||6,701,650|
|Houston||United States of America||6,370,704|
|Dallas||United States of America||6,300,661|
|Miami||United States of America||6,122,134|
|Atlanta||United States of America||5,803,065|
|Philadelphia||United States of America||5,716,764|
|Washington, D.C.||United States of America||5,321,730|
|Ha Noi||Viet Nam||4,678,198|
|Cape Town||South Africa||4,617,560|
|Phoenix||United States of America||4,511,420|
|Boston||United States of America||4,308,634|
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