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Most competitive cities in the world

Last updated on: March 22, 2012 08:29 IST

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There is no doubt that competition is increasing the world over, but there are cities that are more competitive than others.

Let's take a look at the most competitive cities in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Note: The score is out of 100

New York City

Overall score: 71.4

Economic strength: 54.0

Financial maturity: 100

Social and cultural character: 95.0

Human capital: 76.5

Global appeal: 35.7

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London

Overall score: 70.4

Economic strength: 41.9

Financial maturity: 100

Social and cultural character: 92.5

Human capital: 75.6

Global appeal: 65.1

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Singapore

Overall score: 70.0

Economic strength: 46.0

Financial maturity: 100

Social and cultural character: 77.5

Human capital: 69.8

Global appeal: 43.2

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Hong Kong

Overall score: 69.3

Economic strength: 43.8

Financial maturity: 100

Social and cultural character: 79.2

Human capital: 82.4

Global appeal: 37.7

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Paris

Overall score: 69.3

Economic strength: 43.6

Financial maturity: 83.3

Social and cultural character: 90.0

Human capital: 80.1

Global appeal: 64.8

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Tokyo

Overall score: 68.0

Economic strength: 50.5

Financial maturity: 100

Social and cultural character: 84.2

Human capital: 64.1

Global appeal: 44.4

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Zurich

Overall score: 66.8

Economic strength: 30.1

Financial maturity: 100

Social and cultural character: 97.5

Human capital: 77.9

Global appeal: 26.1

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Washington, DC

Overall score: 66.1

Economic strength: 43.4

Financial maturity: 83.3

Social and cultural character: 85.0

Human capital: 77.6

Global appeal: 66.7

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Chicago

Overall score: 65.9

Economic strength: 40.6

Financial maturity: 100

Social and cultural character: 92.5

Human capital: 76.7

Global appeal: 22.1

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Boston

Overall score: 64.5

Economic strength: 37.9

Financial maturity: 83.3

Social and cultural character: 80.0

Human capital: 77.3

Global appeal: 27.2

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Frankfurt

Overall score: 64.1

Economic strength: 35.0

Financial maturity: 100

Social and cultural character: 92.5

Human capital: 70.5

Global appeal: 21.0

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Toronto

Overall score: 63.9

Economic strength: 32.3

Financial maturity: 100

Social and cultural character: 90.0

Human capital: 75.6

Global appeal: 26.8

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Geneva

Overall score: 63.3

Economic strength: 29.3

Financial maturity: 83.3

Social and cultural character: 85.0

Human capital: 78.9

Global appeal: 15.2

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San Francisco

Overall score: 63.3

Economic strength: 41.5

Financial maturity: 83.3

Social and cultural character: 85.0

Human capital: 77.6

Global appeal: 15.3

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Sydney

Overall score: 63.1

Economic strength: 31.3

Financial maturity: 83.3

Social and cultural character: 95.0

Human capital: 68.7

Global appeal: 25.5

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Melbourne

Overall score: 62.7

Economic strength: 31.1

Financial maturity: 83.3

Social and cultural character: 87.5

Human capital: 68.9

Global appeal: 18.9

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Amsterdam

Overall score: 62.4

Economic strength: 33.8

Financial maturity: 100

Social and cultural character: 87.5

Human capital: 71.9

Global appeal: 36.3

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Vancouver

Overall score: 61.8

Economic strength: 29.9

Financial maturity: 83.3

Social and cultural character: 87.5

Human capital: 75.7

Global appeal: 15.3

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Los Angeles

Overall score: 61.5

Economic strength: 45.7

Financial maturity: 50.0

Social and cultural character: 95.0

Human capital: 76.9

Global appeal: 20.5

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Seoul

Overall score: 60.5

Economic strength: 41.1

Financial maturity: 83.3

Social and cultural character: 84.2

Human capital: 61.7

Global appeal: 30.6

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Stockholm

Overall score: 60.5

Economic strength: 37.9

Financial maturity: 50.0

Social and cultural character: 85.0

Human capital: 73.2

Global appeal: 83.3

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Montreal

Overall score: 60.3

Economic strength: 30.7

Financial maturity: 66.7

Social and cultural character: 87.5

Human capital: 75.2

Global appeal: 100

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Copenhagen

Overall score: 59.9

Economic strength: 32.3

Financial maturity: 66.7

Social and cultural character: 82.5

Human capital: 80.2

Global appeal: 24.8

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Houston

Overall score: 59.9

Economic strength: 45.6

Financial maturity: 50.0

Social and cultural character: 82.5

Human capital: 77.3

Global appeal: 8.4

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Dallas

Overall score: 59.8

Economic strength: 43.4

Financial maturity: 50.0

Social and cultural character: 82.5

Human capital: 77.0

Global appeal: 7.0

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Vienna

Overall score: 59.8

Economic strength: 36.4

Financial maturity: 50.0

Social and cultural character: 90.0

Human capital: 71.3

Global appeal: 33.3

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Dublin

Overall score: 59.5

Economic strength: 31.2

Financial maturity: 83.3

Social and cultural character: 90.0

Human capital: 82.8

Global appeal: 20.9

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Madrid

Overall score: 59.4

Economic strength: 32.7

Financial maturity: 66.7

Social and cultural character: 92.5

Human capital: 72.2

Global appeal: 32.3

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Seattle

Overall score: 59.3

Economic strength: 42.0

Financial maturity: 50.0

Social and cultural character: 82.5

Human capital: 77.7

Global appeal: 9.2

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Philadelphia

Overall score: 58.5

Economic strength: 38.0

Financial maturity: 50.0

Social and cultural character: 82.5

Human capital: 76.8

Global appeal: 11.7


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