Best cities in the world 2019 – Top ten include London, New York and Dubai

Best cities 2019: Does London make the top ten in the world? (Image: Getty)

The best cities in the world for 2019 have been revealed in a new report, it has been revealed.

Marketing firm Resonance Consultancy ranked the best 100 cities with a population of over one million people.

Using online data such as TripAdvisor reviews, Facebook check-ins and Google searches from residents and visitors to destinations around the world, the best cities have been collated.

What are the top ten cities in the world and does London make the list?

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Surprisingly, London took the number one spot and was the only UK city to make the top ten.

It was followed by Paris, New York, Tokyo and Barcelona, making up the top five.

The remaining cities were Moscow, Chicago, Singapore, Dubai and San Francisco.

Visiter numbers and economic output, while analysed, were not the core factors for making the top ten.

The experience in the city and how people are influenced was also investigated, by user content shared online.

Best cities 2019: London took the top spot for the best city in the world (Image: Getty)

Compared to their study in 2017, London has held the top spot while Paris has overtaken New York for the second spot.

Moscow has fallen from fourth place to sixth, while Chicago went from tenth to seventh this year.

Resonance President and CEO Chris Fair said of the report: “With the World’s Best Cities ranking, our goal is to provide city leaders—from destination marketing organizations to economic development teams—with new tools and perspectives on the key factors that shape a city’s competitive identity, community well-being, and future prosperity.

“While other rankings consider similar statistics such as airport connectivity or educational attainment in their methodology, no other ranking incorporates data from online channels such as TripAdvisor and Instagram to measure the experiential quality and performance of a city.”

According to Lonely Planet, Antwerp was one of the top cities for 2018.

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Best cities 2019: Paris went from third to second (Image: Getty)Top 10 cities in the world 2019

1. London, United Kingdom

2. Paris, France

3. New York, United States

4. Tokyo, Japan

5. Barcelona, Spain

6. Moscow, Russia

7. Chicago, United States

8. Singapore, Singapore

9. Dubai, UAE

10. San Francisco, United States

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