In 2012, Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the competitiveness of global cities according to their demonstrated ability to attract capital, businesses, talent and visitors.

Rank City Score
1 United States New York City 71.4
2 United Kingdom London 70.4
3 Singapore Singapore 70.0
4 Hong Kong Hong Kong 69.3
4 France Paris 69.3
6 Japan Tokyo 68.0
7 Switzerland Zurich 66.8
8 United States Washington, D.C. 66.1
9 United States Chicago 65.9
10 United States Boston 64.5
11 Germany Frankfurt 64.1
12 Canada Toronto 63.9
13 Switzerland Geneva 63.3
13 United States San Francisco 63.3
15 Australia Sydney 63.1
16 Australia Melbourne 62.7
17 Netherlands Amsterdam 62.4
18 Canada Vancouver 61.8
19 United States Los Angeles 61.5
20 South Korea Seoul 60.5
20 Sweden Stockholm 60.5
22 Canada Montreal 60.3
23 Denmark Copenhagen 59.9
23 United States Houston 59.9
25 United States Dallas 59.8
25 Austria Vienna 59.8
27 Republic of Ireland Dublin 59.5
28 Spain Madrid 59.4
29 United States Seattle 59.3
30 United States Philadelphia 58.5
31 United States Atlanta 58.2
31 Germany Berlin 58.2
33 Norway Oslo 57.2
34 Belgium Brussels 57.1
35 Germany Hamburg 56.8
36 New Zealand Auckland 56.7
37 United Kingdom Birmingham 56.6
37 Taiwan Taipei 56.6
39 China Beijing 56.0
40 United Arab Emirates Dubai 55.9
Rank City Score
41 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 55.8
41 Spain Barcelona 55.8
43 United States Miami 55.2
43 China Shanghai 55.2
45 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 55.0
46 Czech Republic Prague 53.7
47 Qatar Doha 52.9
47 Italy Milan 52.9
47 Japan Osaka 52.9
50 Japan Nagoya 52.3
50 Italy Rome 52.3
52 China Shenzhen 51.7
53 Poland Warsaw 51.3
54 Monaco Monaco 51.0
55 Hungary Budapest 50.4
56 South Korea Incheon 50.2
57 Portugal Lisbon 49.5
58 Russia Moscow 49.4
59 Israel Tel Aviv 49.3
60 Argentina Buenos Aires 49.2
61 Thailand Bangkok 49.0
62 Brazil São Paulo 48.3
63 Japan Fukuoka 47.7
64 South Korea Busan 47.4
64 China Guangzhou 47.4
66 Poland Kraków 47.3
67 South Africa Johannesburg 47.1
68 India Delhi 46.7
68 Chile Santiago 46.7
70 India Mumbai 46.6
71 Mexico Mexico City 46.2
72 Greece Athens 46.1
73 South Africa Cape Town 45.9
74 Turkey Istanbul 45.5
75 China Tianjin 45.4
76 Romania Bucharest 44.9
76 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 44.9
78 Panama Panama City 44.8
79 India Bangalore 44.6
80 Kuwait Kuwait City 44.2
Rank City Score
81 Indonesia Jakarta 44.1
82 China Dalian 44.0
83 China Chengdu 43.5
84 China Suzhou 43.4
85 Philippines Manila 43.2
86 Oman Muscat 43.0
87 China Chongqing 42.9
88 Peru Lima 42.5
89 Colombia Bogotá 42.3
90 Mexico Monterrey 42.2
91 China Qingdao 42.1
92 India Ahmedabad 41.9
93 China Hangzhou 41.6
94 South Africa Durban 41.2
95 Turkey Ankara 40.9
96 Colombia Medellín 40.0
97 India Pune 39.8
98 Brazil Belo Horizonte 39.4
98 India Hyderabad 39.4
100 Kazakhstan Almaty 39.3
100 Russia Saint Petersburg 39.3
102 Mexico Guadalajara 39.0
102 Brazil Porto Alegre 39.0
104 Vietnam Hanoi 38.8
105 India Chennai 38.1
106 India Kolkata 37.8
106 Saudi Arabia Riyadh 37.8
108 Ukraine Kiev 36.9
109 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 36.5
110 Indonesia Surabaya 35.9
111 Sri Lanka Colombo 35.6
112 Pakistan Karachi 35.5
113 Egypt Cairo 35.0
114 Indonesia Bandung 34.8
115 Kenya Nairobi 34.6
116 Egypt Alexandria 31.8
117 Lebanon Beirut 30.6
118 Bangladesh Dhaka 27.7
119 Nigeria Lagos 27.6
120 Iran Tehran 27.2

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