While everyone loves their city, some cities are loved by everyone. Here are some of the classiest and richest cities in the world as per their GDP and the expenses of a standard living in there. These cities are just as expensive as they deserve to be. Let’s begin in a reverse order and then upgrade the list:
10. Shanghai, China
While Beijing is the capital of China, Shanghai is the financial capital of China. The gross domestic product of the city is $516.5 billion and it is spread across 6,340.5 square kilometers. The population of the city is about 23,019,148. The city’s history can be traced back to 960 AD and now it has grown to the trade capital and the business center of the country. There are many corporate offices, a port and many tourist attractions too that make the city a beautiful place to visit.
9. Moscow, Russia
The capital of the world’s second superpower has to be a special place and a rich one too. The GDP of this city alone is $520.1 billion and the city is spread over 2510 square kilometers. About 11,503,501 people are living in this city. It is also undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world and looks like a city straight out of one of the Disney princess story. The city has been raided by many rulers and was once also stripped of its status as the capital of Russia for a brief moment in history. However, it gained back its popularity and importance due to its trade and setting up of industries.
8. Chicago, USA
The United States of America is the most influential country in the world, not just as a powerful nation but also as an economically strong country. The city of Chicago is spread across 606.1 square kilometers and has a gross domestic product of $524.6 billion and with a population of 2,707,120. It is also nicknamed as the Windy City and is located in the state of Illinois. The modern city of Chicago was founded in the year 1833 and soon grew to be a major center of trade. It is not just economically important but also a culture-loving place.
7. Osaka, Japan
Although being a small country and also hit by two atomic bombs, Japan has proved its mettle. Osaka is spread across 552.26sq kilometers. However only 223 sq kilometers is designed to be a city, the rest are the suburbs, but even with such confined space, the city has managed to make it to our list. It has a large GDP of $654.8 billion and a mere population of 1,545,410. The major industries in the city include metal, textile and plastic.
6. Paris, France
The city of romance and fashion to be one of the richest cities in the world with a GDP of over $669.2 billion and an area of 105.4 sq kilometers. The population of this city is over 10, 413,386. The city did have a remarkable history of invasions from Russia, Prussia and Germany and also the infamous mid-14thcentury plague. However now this city is the center for tourism and fashion industry and many designer clothes brands have their main offices in Paris.
5. London, England
With a GDP of $731.2 billion and an area of 1,570 sq kilometers, the city has its original traces back to the Roman era. The great fire of London wiped off the ‘Black Death’ or the great plague which killed all the rats that caused the plague. For over a century, this city was the world’s largest city and now it is known as the cultural pot of the world as people from all over come to London and settle down here.
4. Seoul, South Korea
The estimated population of this city is about 10 million and the GDP is about $779.3 billion. The city was established in 17 BC and spread across 605.21 sq kilometers. The development of the city started way back in 14 century as it was the only city back then which had power, water and phone system at the same time. The main industries in the city are electronic, textile, iron and steel production. With a hostile neighbor as North Korea, it has still managed to gain economic importance in the world.
3. Los Angeles, USA
Yet another city from the USA, Los Angeles houses one of the biggest film industries in the world, Hollywood. Although its main industries are banking and finance, the main attractions in the city are all related to Hollywood, be it the ‘Sign of Hollywood,’ ‘The Hollywood Fame of Walk’ or the ‘Universal Studios.’ The city which was first conquered by Spain was won back by the Americans and has now conquered the world. The GDP of the city is about $789.7 billion and the population is about 3,792,621.
2. New York, USA
‘The greatest city in the world’ with a whopping GDP of $1,210 billion and with a population of 8,244,910 is located in the state of New York. It is the place where the first major battle of American Revolution was fought and it laid the ground for the ‘Declaration of Independence’ in 1776. Due to its border with the ocean, the city had a great port and so people from all over came down and settled over here without moving on. Due to its racial variety and strength, the city got its best.
1. Tokyo, Japan
Finally, here’s presenting the richest city in the world, yet another place from Japan. Over 13,185,502 people live here and make a GDP of $1,520 billion. It is also the capital of Japan and the main industries in the city are electronic, telecommunication and publishing industries. Despite, suffering from a major earthquake in 1923 and horrific US bombing, the city has risen to be the richest city. The origin of the city dates far back to the time when it was just a small fishing town and rose to become the capital of the ruling dynasty in 1590.