More than 40% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and the majority of this population lives on less than $1,000 a year.
According to the United Nations, in 2016, urban areas made up 15.7% of all the world population, while cities made up 18.3% of global population.
In addition, only one-fifth of all cities have a population of at least 500,000.
These cities are in the world hub of innovation, where the most ambitious ideas, innovative industries and innovative business models are born.
The top 10 cities to live in and the cities to visit are ranked based on innovation productivity per capita.1.
Dubai10. New York