Global cities

Score index top 30

The index uses a number of factors to identify the most economically vibrant cities across the world such as Population aged 15 and over, Median disposable income, University ranking, Retail sales and Productivity. Cities are then ranked in the index to provide a view of where some of the biggest global real estate opportunities lie. Around 160 cities form the full index, explore the top 30 below.

Top 30 Cities
View the winning city in the categories
  • Population

  • Median Household Income

  • University
    ranking

  • Retail sales

  • GDP

The  index uses a number of factors to identify the most economically vibrant cities:

  • Population aged 15 and over
    • Scale is important in a global city as it leads to greater demand for goods and services. The index measures the total population residing in a city aged 15 and over
  • Median household income
    • Household income has a direct relationship to the ability to pay rent. The higher the median income, the higher the rent payable without an increase in supply. This demand measure is positively correlated to real estate rents
  • University ranking
    • The economic strength of a city is improved by higher quality graduates. These graduates often gain higher paying jobs, fuelling positive demand in a city
  • Retail sales
    • This covers goods sold to the general public for household consumption. It therefore includes all internet businesses in a city whose primary business is retailing
  • Gross Domestic Product (or 'GDP')
    • The sum of the final uses of goods and services measured in purchaser prices, less the value of goods and services. The more productive a city, the greater demand for real estate 

Cities are then ranked in the index to provide a view of where some of the biggest global real estate opportunities lie. The index weights these factors 80% to current numbers and 20% to future growth.  

The latest index

Around 160 cities make up the full index. Here's a snapshot of some of the top cities:

                                                           

 

                                                                         

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