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These Are The Most Prosperous And Inclusive-Cities In The World, 2019

Zurich city in Switzerland

Ottawa has been ranked 8th out of the 113 most inclusive cities in the world listed in the first-ever Prosperity and Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PISCA) index. Meanwhile, the top five positions were taken by cities from northern Europe, with Zurich topping the list, followed by Vienna (No. 2), Copenhagen (No. 3), Luxembourg (No. 4), and Helsinki (No. 5).

Others in the top 10 include Taipei (6th), Oslo (7th), Ottawa (8th), Kiel (9th) and Geneva (10th).

As the best performing city in North America on the index, Ottawa was ranked 11th, while Washington, D.C. was the next best North American performer at 11. Seattle, Boston, Montreal, Dallas, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco were placed 14, 16, 26, 31, 35, 38, and 42, respectively.

After Ottawa, in descending order, were Germany’s Kiel (No. 9), Geneva, Washington DC, Munich, Prague, Seattle, Stockholm, Boston, Amsterdam, Berlin, Eindhoven, and Bilbao (No. 20), the host city of this year’s PISCA index.

Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, is Asia’s highest-ranked city at 6 in the index, while Tokyo is at 39 and Osaka at 44. Taipei is the only Asian city that is in the top twenty, topped by Zurich in Switzerland.

Most Prosperous And Inclusive-Cities In The World, 2019

RankCityCountryRegionDevelopmentScore
1ZurichSwitzerlandEuropeDeveloped78.2
2ViennaAustriaEuropeDeveloped72
3CopenhagenDenmarkEuropeDeveloped70.5
4LuxembourgLuxembourgEuropeDeveloped70.3
5HelsinkiFinlandEuropeDeveloped70.1
6TaipeiTaiwanAsiaDeveloped69.9
7OsloNorwayEuropeDeveloped69.8
8OttawaCanadaNorth AmericaDeveloped69.8
9KielGermanyEuropeDeveloped69.5
10GenevaSwitzerlandEuropeDeveloped68.3
11Washington DCUSNorth AmericaDeveloped68.2
12MunichGermanyEuropeDeveloped66.9
13PragueCzech RepublicEuropeDeveloped66.8
14SeattleUSNorth AmericaDeveloped66.6
15StockholmSwedenEuropeDeveloped66
16BostonUSNorth AmericaDeveloped65.8
17AmsterdamNetherlandsEuropeDeveloped65.2
18BerlinGermanyEuropeDeveloped65
19EindhovenNetherlandsEuropeDeveloped64.2
20BilbaoSpainEuropeDeveloped64
21BratislavaSlovakiaEuropeDeveloped63.9
22TallinnEstoniaEuropeDeveloped63.4
23GothenburgSwedenEuropeDeveloped62.6
24Rotterdam HagueNetherlandsEuropeDeveloped62.4
25FrankfurtEuropeEuropeDeveloped62.2
26MontrealNorth AmericaNorth AmericaDeveloped62.1
27CardiffUKEuropeDeveloped62.1
28MadridSpainEuropeDeveloped61.3
29NantesFranceEuropeDeveloped60.7
30HanoverGermanyEuropeDeveloped60.4
31DallasUSNorth AmericaDeveloped60
32ParisFranceEuropeDeveloped60
33LondonUKEuropeDeveloped59.1
34MelbourneAustraliaOceaniaDeveloped59.1
35TorontoCanadaNorth AmericaDeveloped59
36SydneyAustraliaOceaniaDeveloped58.7
37BrusselsBelgiumEuropeDeveloped58.4
38New YorkUSNorth AmericaDeveloped58.4
39TokyoJapanAsiaDeveloped57.9
40DublinIrelandEuropeDeveloped57.3
41AthensGreeceEuropeDeveloped57
42San FranciscoUSNorth AmericaDeveloped56.9
43LjubljanaSloveniaEuropeDeveloped56.9
44OsakaJapanAsiaDeveloped56.7
45Abu DhabiUAEMENADeveloped56.1
46SingaporeSingaporeAsiaDeveloped56
47DohaQatarMENADeveloped55.8
48LisbonPortugalEuropeDeveloped55.5
49SeoulSouth KoreaAsiaDeveloped55.4
50Saint PetersburgRussiaEuropeEmerging55.2
51HoustonUSNorth AmericaDeveloped54.1
52VilniusLithuaniaEuropeDeveloped53.8
53BucharestRomaniaEuropeEmerging53.4
54RigaLatviaEuropeDeveloped52.7
55BudapestHungaryEuropeDeveloped52.6
56WarsawPolandEuropeDeveloped52.1
57Tel AvivIsraelMENADeveloped52
58BrnoCzech RepublicEuropeDeveloped51.6
59MoscowRussiaEuropeEmerging51.4
60AucklandNew ZealandOceaniaDeveloped51.3
61BarcelonaSpainEuropeDeveloped51.2
62BolognaItalyEuropeDeveloped51
63DubaiUAEMENADeveloped51
64ChicagoUSNorth AmericaDeveloped50.6
65Los AngelesUSNorth AmericaDeveloped50.3
66BirminghamUKEuropeDeveloped49.1
67VallettaMaltaEuropeDeveloped47.3
68MilanItalyEuropeDeveloped47.3
69ZagrebCroatiaEuropeEmerging47
70Hong KongHong KongAsiaDeveloped46.4
71NagoyaJapanAsiaDeveloped45.2
72SofiaBulgariaEuropeEmerging44.7
73TurinItalyEuropeDeveloped43.4
74RomeItalyEuropeDeveloped42
75KrakowPolandEuropeDeveloped41.9
76MontevideoUruguayLATAMEmerging39.4
77Kuwait CityKuwaitMENADeveloped39.3
78Buenos AiresArgentinaLATAMEmerging39.2
79IstanbulTurkeyMENAEmerging36.5
80BelgradeSerbiaEuropeEmerging36
81BangkokThailandAsiaEmerging35.8
82ZhengzhouChinaAsiaEmerging35.3
83BangaloreIndiaAsiaEmerging34.7
84ChengduChinaAsiaEmerging33.8
85XianChinaAsiaEmerging32.8
86BogotaColombiaLATAMEmerging31.9
87HangzhouChinaAsiaEmerging28.5
88LimaPeruLATAMEmerging28.2
89HanoiVietnamAsiaEmerging27.9
90BeijingChinaAsiaEmerging27.6
91BrasiliaBrazilLATAMEmerging27.3
92Kuala LumpurMalaysiaAsiaEmerging27.2
93SantiagoChileLATAMEmerging27
94Sao PauloBrazilLATAMEmerging26.3
95QuitoEcuadorLATAMEmerging25.8
96GuangzhouChinaAsiaEmerging25.7
97ShenzhenChinaAsiaEmerging25.6
98Mexico CityMexicoLATAMEmerging25.6
99ShanghaiChinaAsiaEmerging25.2
100JakartaIndonesiaAsiaEmerging22.7
101DelhiIndiaAsiaEmerging22.5
102JohannesburgSouth AfricaSSAEmerging22.3
103TunisTunisiaMENAEmerging21.9
104CasablancaMoroccoMENAEmerging21.4
105WuhanChinaAsiaEmerging19.6
106Rio de JaneiroBrazilLATAMEmerging18.6
107MumbaiindiaAsiaEmerging18.6
108ManilaPhilippinesAsiaEmerging18.2
109Cape TownSouth AfricaSSAEmerging17.5
110NairobiKenyaSSAEmerging17.4
111TianjinChinaAsiaEmerging16.3
112ChongqingChinaAsiaEmerging15.7
113CairoEgyptMENAEmerging11.4
Most Prosperous And Inclusive-Cities In The World, 2019

Note: The index is designed to showcase not only the quantity of economic growth in a city, but also its quality and distribution across populations. Elements taken into consideration when measuring a city’s inclusive prosperity included GDP per capita, personal safety, access to education, internet access, housing affordability, environmental quality, and access to healthcare. The 2019 PISCA report was commissioned by the Basque Government and compiled by Australian-based consulting firm D&L Partners.

SSA: Sub-Saharan Africa; LATAM: Latin America ; MENA: the Middle East and North Africa

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