The World’s Most Comprehensive City Ranking - Best Cities

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The Top 100 places to live, work, invest and visit (when it’s safe to).

Welcome to the world’s most comprehensive city ranking, based on the quality of place, reputation and competitive identity of global cities based on the perceptions of the people who matter most: talent, tourists and business leaders.

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The World‘s 100 Best Cities

A ranking of the best global cities with metro populations of a million people or more.

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America‘s 50 Best Large Cities

A ranking of the Best Large American Cities with metro populations of a million people or more.

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America‘s 50 Best Midsize Cities

A ranking of the Best Midsize American Cities with metro populations between 500,000 and a million people.

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America‘s 100 Best Small Cities

A ranking of the Best Small American Cities with metro populations between 100,000 and 500,000 people.

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Top 10 World's Best Cities 2020

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By Celeste Moure

Watch the planet’s best-ranked cities, counted down.

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