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World Cities Population

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 2021. World Cities are increasingly having the effects of climate-related disasters, such as floods, droughts, storms, rising of sea level, heatwaves and landslides. 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.

Largest Cities in the World

Much of the fun and culture and social life that define urban living are off the table. The Largest Cities in the world 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.

CitiesPopulation (2021)
Tokyo37.5 million
Delhi30.5 million
Seoul25.71 million
Shanghai24.3 million
Greater New York22.8 million
São Paulo22 million
Mexico City21.7 million
Cairo21.3 million
Mumbai20.6 million
Beijing20.8 million
Dhaka20.7 million

Most dangerous world cities

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 CitiesCountryHomicides per 100,000 people
TijuanaMexico134
AcapulcoMexico104
CaracasVenezuela75
Cape TownSouth Africa68
St. LouisUnited States65
Vitória da ConquistaBrazil60
BaltimoreUnited States59
KingstonJamaica58
San Pedro SulaHonduras55
San JuanUnited States54
Guatemala CityGuatemala43
Durban South Africa40
JohannesburgSouth Africa36

Most expensive world cities

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 2021 are Ashgabat, Hong Kong, Beirut, Tokyo and Zurich. Below is the list of most expensive cities in the world.

  1. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  2. Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  3. Beirut, Lebanon
  4. Tokyo, Japan
  5. Zurich, Switzerland
  6. Shanghai, China
  7. Singapore, Singapore
  8. Geneva, Switzerland
  9. Beijing, China
  10. Bern, Switzerland
  11. Seoul, South Korea
  12. Shenzhen, China
  13. Ndjamena, Chad
  14. New York City, United States
  15. Tel Aviv, Israel
  16. Copenhagen, Denmark
  17. Guangzhou, China
  18. London, United Kingdom
  19. Lagos, Nigeria
  20. Libreville, Gabon

World best cities to live

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.

  1. San Francisco
  2. Amsterdam
  3. Manchester
  4. Copenhagen
  5. New York City
  6. Montreal
  7. Prague
  8. Tel Aviv
  9. Tokyo
  10. Los Angeles
  11. Chicago
  12. London
  13. Barcelona
Other cities included in the the list are ​​Melbourne, Sydney, Shanghai, Madrid, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Boston, Milan, Singapore, Miami, Dubai, Beijing, Paris, Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Rome, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, and Bangkok.

According to CNN Traveller, The best cities in the world to live in 2021 are

Famous world cities

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.


World cities list

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 ListCountryPopulation (2020)
TokyoJapan37,393,129
DelhiIndia30,290,936
ShanghaiChina27,058,479
São PauloBrazil22,043,028
Mexico CityMexico21,782,378
DhakaBangladesh21,005,860
CairoEgypt20,900,604
BeijingChina20,462,610
OsakaJapan19,165,340
New York CityUnited States of America18,803,552
KarachiPakistan16,093,786
ChongqingChina15,872,179
IstanbulTurkey15,190,336
Buenos AiresArgentina15,153,729
LagosNigeria14,368,332
KinshasaDemocratic Republic of the Congo14,342,439
ManilaPhilippines13,923,452
TianjinChina13,589,078
Rio de JaneiroBrazil13,458,075
Guangzhou, GuangdongChina13,301,532
LahorePakistan12,642,423
MoscowRussian Federation12,537,954
Los AngelesUnited States of America12,446,597
ShenzhenChina12,356,820
ParisFrance11,017,230
BogotaColombia10,978,360
JakartaIndonesia10,770,487
LimaPeru10,719,188
BangkokThailand10,539,415
BangaloreIndia12,326,532
SeoulRepublic of Korea9,963,452
NagoyaJapan9,552,132
LondonUnited Kingdom9,304,016
ChengduChina9,135,768
TehranIran9,134,708
ChicagoUnited States of America8,865,009
Nanjing, JiangsuChina8,847,372
Ho Chi Minh CityViet Nam8,602,317
WuhanChina8,364,978
LuandaAngola8,329,798
AhmedabadIndia8,059,441
ShaanxiChina8,000,965
Kuala LumpurMalaysia7,996,830
HangzhouChina7,642,147
Hong KongHong Kong7,547,652
DongguanChina7,407,852
FoshanChina7,326,852
RiyadhSaudi Arabia7,231,447
ShenyangChina7,220,104
SuratIndia7,184,590
BaghdadIraq7,144,260
JiangsuChina7,069,992
SantiagoChile6,767,223
Dar es SalaamTanzania6,701,650
PuneIndia6,629,347
MadridSpain6,617,513
HaerbinChina6,387,195
HoustonUnited States of America6,370,704
DallasUnited States of America6,300,661
TorontoCanada6,196,731
MiamiUnited States of America6,122,134
Belo HorizonteBrazil6,084,430
SingaporeSingapore5,935,053
KhartoumSudan5,828,858
AtlantaUnited States of America5,803,065
JohannesburgSouth Africa5,782,747
PhiladelphiaUnited States of America5,716,764
QingdaoChina5,619,977
DalianChina5,617,849
BarcelonaSpain5,585,556
FukuokaJapan5,528,632
Saint PetersburgRussia5,467,808
Ji'nan, ShandongChina5,360,185
YangonMyanmar5,331,800
ZhengzhouChina5,322,696
Washington, D.C.United States of America5,321,730
AlexandriaEgypt5,280,664
AbidjanCote d'Ivoire5,202,762
GuadalajaraMexico5,179,479
AnkaraTurkey5,117,603
ChittagongBangladesh5,019,824
MelbourneAustralia4,967,733
SydneyAustralia4,925,987
MonterreyMexico4,874,095
Addis AbabaEthiopia4,793,699
NairobiKenya4,734,881
Ha NoiViet Nam4,678,198
BrasiliaBrazil4,645,843
Cape TownSouth Africa4,617,560
JeddahSaudi Arabia4,610,176
ChangshaChina4,577,723
PhoenixUnited States of America4,511,420
KunmingChina4,443,186
ChangchunChina4,425,761
XinbeiTaiwan4,398,383
WulumqiChina4,368,865
ShantouChina4,327,316
BostonUnited States of America4,308,634
RomeItaly4,257,056
HefeiChina4,241,514

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