World Cities – Atlanta Has an Enviable Rank

I was just poking around on the internet and found an interesting ranking of world cities.  Here are the top 20 ranked first by GDP and then next population (2010 rankings).  Best is to be high on the GDP list with a low population ranking.  Atlanta does VERY well in this regard.  Eight of the top 20 cities (in GDP) are located in the US.  Atlanta and Houston not only are wealthy and have relatively low populations and also provide a low cost of living and lots of space for growth.

City GDP Rank Population Rank
Tokyo 1 1
New York 2 6
Los Angeles 3 12
Chicago 4 25
London 5 28
Paris 6 20
Osaka 7 17
Mexico City 8 5
Sao Paulo 9 3
Washington 10 42
Boston 11 41
Buenos Aires 12 11
Moscow 13 19
Hong Kong 14 31
Atlanta 15 39
San Francisco 16 46
Houston 17 40
Munich 18 35
Seoul 19 22
Frankfurt 20 64

Source:  Foreign Policy Global Cities Index 2010.  http://www.foreignpolicy.com/node/373401.

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