The 40 Best Cities On Earth

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Knight Frank and Citi released their annual Wealth Report in which they compiled a list of the best cities on earth.

The ranking was based on quality of life, political power, economic activity, and knowledge and influence.

Losers in this year’s ranking included Cairo, which dropped three, and Istanbul, which dropped two.

On the home front, Boston jumped three spots to number 29.

#40 Johannesburg

Johannesburg was ranked 40th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#39 Jakarta

Jakarta was ranked 38th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#38 Mumbai

Mumbai was ranked 39th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#37 New Delhi

New Delhi was ranked 36th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#36 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro was ranked 37th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#35 Bogota

Bogota was ranked 35th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#34 Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv was ranked 33rd in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#33 Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur was ranked 34th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#32 Dubai

Dubai was ranked 31st in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#31 Cairo

Cairo was ranked 28th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#30 Miami

Miami was ranked 29th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#29 Boston

Boston was ranked 32nd in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#28 Milan

Milan was ranked 30th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#27 Istanbul

Istanbul was ranked 25th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#26 Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires was ranked 27th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#25 Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo was ranked 24th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#24 Taipei

Taipei was ranked 23rd in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#23 Munich

Munich was ranked 26th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#22 Zurich

Zurich was ranked 20th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#21 Moscow

Moscow was ranked 22nd in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#20 Bangkok

Bangkok was ranked 18th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#19 Mexico City

Mexico City was ranked 21st in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#18 Shanghai

Shanghai was ranked 19th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#17 Hong Kong

Hong Kong was ranked 14th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#16 San Francisco

San Francisco was ranked 17th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#15 Sydney

Sydney was ranked 16th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#14 Frankfurt

Frankfurt was ranked 15th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#13 Seoul

Seoul was ranked 13th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#12 Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. was ranked 12th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#11 Chicago

Chicago was ranked 11th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#10 Berlin

Berlin was ranked 8th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#9 Toronto

Toronto was ranked 10th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#8 Beijing

Beijing was ranked 9th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#7 Singapore

Singapore was ranked 7th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#6 Los Angeles

Los Angeles was ranked 5th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#5 Brussels

Brussels was ranked 6th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#4 Tokyo

Tokyo was ranked 4th in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#3 Paris

Paris was ranked 3rd in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#2 London

London was ranked 2nd in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

#1 New York City

NYC was ranked 1st in 2010

Source: 2011 Wealth Report by Citi and Knight Frank

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