Given the global competition between cities, the Global Power City Index (GPCI) evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to their “magnetism,” or their comprehensive power to attract people, capital, and enterprises from around the world. It does so through measuring 6 functions—Economy, Research and Development, Cultural Interaction, Livability, Environment, and Accessibility—providing a multidimensional ranking. The GPCI is able to grasp the strengths, weaknesses, and challenges of global cities in a continuously changing world not only through a ranking, but also through analyzing that ranking’s specific components.

There was no change in the top 10 ranking from last year’s GPCI. In comparison with the top 3 cities of London, New York, and Tokyo, Paris’s drop in score was minimal, narrowing the gap once again between the French capital and Tokyo. Among the 4 new cities added this year (Melbourne, Helsinki, Dublin, Tel Aviv), Melbourne at #11 was the highest performer, Moscow ranked 32nd, surpassing cities, including Geneva, Dublin, Kuala Lumpur. 

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