World’s Best Cities To Live In 2020

A score that reflects a full list of eight specific variables is the best city ranking in global finances. The following include, for the region, economic strength and R&D, cultural exchange, living conditions, climate, accessibility, GDP, per person (the nominal figure of USD), and a COVID 19 per million deaths.

of these factors offers a critical understanding of the quality of life in cities and has normalized every measurement to accurately quantify into a single overall score.

It is important to remember that a factor of three was weighted against the Covid-19 death metric to highlight how a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic impacted the cities that best reside.

Where did the data come from?

The first six factors (economic strength, research, and growth, cultural engagement, livability, climate, and accessibility) are all focused on the Global City Power Index that offers an overview, including cultural significance, accessibility, and various aspects of urban life.

Our decision on what towns to include in our list is based on their city list. The World Bank database is rated per capita GDP.

A combination of university Johns Hopkins with statista for the remaining cities is responsible for Covid 19 deaths per million.

World’s Best Cities To Live In 2020

#5 | Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is an interesting and competitive fifth place as it scores largely slightly above average on every metric except for COVID-19. Melbourne also scores highly in the environmental metric after setting strict and aggressive targets for zero-carbon emissions.

#4 | New York City, United States of America

New York City ranks fourth, below its historical rankings, as it scores well in its economy, research and development, and cultural interaction. The main factor pushing it downwards is the same that was true of London: high per capita COVID-19 death rate. The United States has struggled to contain the virus and has lost more than 200,000 people.

#3 | Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Singapore places third in the ranking with relatively moderate scores in most metrics but it has performed well in countering the consequences of COVID-19. So while Singapore actually ranks below the average on livability, and only slightly above average on the economy and research and development, its response to COVID-19 has resulted in more than 99% of infected people recovering.

#2 | London, United Kingdom

World's Best Cities

London ranks as second with extremely high scores in the economy and cultural interaction metrics. In normal years where COVID-19 was not a factor, London would have ranked number one. However, the United Kingdom’s struggles with COVID-19 and the high number of deaths per capita significantly decreased its score and it is only by its resilience in other metrics that it remains in second place.


#1 | Tokyo, Japan

World's Best Cities To Live In 2020

World’s Best Cities To Live In 2020

Tokyo ranks first as the city with the highest quality of life in 2020 due to its overall relatively good scores in most metrics and Japan’s strong response to COVID-19. Japan has had very low case counts, a subsidized advanced transportation system, and an overall high quality of life.

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