The Top 10 Richest Cities In The World [2015]

Top 10 Richest CitiesHave you ever wondered, what makes a city rich or poor? The people, the culture, the infrastructure? Well, in most cases, a city’s wealth is measured by the GDP, or Gross Domestic Product. This refers to the market value of all the goods and services offers in a particular city. Wondering which city in the World is the wealthiest? Take a look at the top 10 richest cities in the World as of 2015!

Now of course it is not necessary that the richest cities are from the richest countries. A country’s GDP takes into account all imports and exports, investments, consumption and government spending etc. Note that these parameters are different from those used for cities. Hence, the richest city may not belong to the richest country. Although it is very likely, given the level of development throughout the rich and developed countries.

10. Shanghai – China

  • GDP: $516.5 billion
  • Area: 6,340.5 square kilometers
  • Population: 23,019,148


9. Moscow – Russia

  • GDP: $520.1 billion
  • Area: 2,510 square kilometers
  • Population: 11,503,501


8. Chicago – USA

  • GDP: $524.6 billion
  • Area: 606.1 square kilometers
  • Population: 2,707,120


7. Osaka – Japan

  • GDP: $654.8 billion
  • Area: 552.26 square kilometers
  • Population: 1,545,410


6. Paris – France

  • GDP: $669.2 billion
  • Area: 105.4 square kilometers
  • Population: 10,413,386


5. London – England

  • GDP: $731.2 billion
  • Area: 1,570 square kilometers
  • Population: 8,173,194


4. Seoul – South Korea

  • GDP: $779.3 billion
  • Area: 605.21 square kilometers
  • Population: estimated 10 million


3. Los Angeles – USA

  • GDP: $789.7 billion
  • Area: 1,302 square kilometers
  • Population: 3,792,621

Los Angeles

2. New York – USA

  • GDP: $1,210 billion
  • Area: 1,213 square kilometers
  • Population: 8,244,910

New York

This city with the publishing, finance and real estate biggest industries has an average GDP of $1,210 billion. It has the world’s finest colleges and hospitals along with their famous Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. New York is a highly populated city of USA.

1. Tokyo – Japan

  • GDP: $1,520 billion
  • Area: 2,187.6 square kilometers
  • Population: 13,185,502


Tokyo is at the top of the list of top 10 richest cities in the world. Its attractions include Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo Imperial Palace and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Its biggest industries are in electronics, telecommunications and publishing.

Is your city lucky enough to be listed here? What cities have you lived in? Let us know in the comments section below!

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  1. Interesting list, Of course some of the countries in list are also in the top ten of the most expensive countries in the world. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Where is Mumbai ??????

  3. mallesh begari says:

    There shuld be a perticuler reachest city is to be recognised by all over the world

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