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VOTE! The best cities in the world

May 13, 2014 09:58 IST

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Five Indian cities have found place among the most global cities in the world. New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore are in the top 100 cities globally, according to consulting firm AT Kearney

However, none of the Indian cities feature in the top 40. In fact, Mumbai (ranked 41) and New Delhi (ranked 57) are behind Rome, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Munich and Taipei.

Every two years, AT Kearney ranks cities based on business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience, and political engagement. 

Let’s look at the top 30 cities in the world based on the AT Kearney's Global Cities Index and do cost your vote in the end.

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Image: Monorail is seen against the skyline of Mumbai.
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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Kolkata

Rank: 79

Score: 5.99

Country: India

Business activity rank: 77

Human capital index rank: 77

Information exchange rank: 73

Cultural exchange rank: 74

International political engagement rank: 77

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Image: A tram passes beside a heritage building in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata.
Photographs: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters
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Chennai

Rank: 72

Score: 7.64

Country: India

Business activity rank: 71

Human capital index rank: 78

Information exchange rank: 65

Cultural exchange rank: 81

International political engagement rank: 78

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Image: Fishermen pull their fishing net from the waters of Bay of Bengal during sunrise in the southern Indian city of Chennai.
Photographs: Babu/Reuters
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Bangalore

Rank: 69

Score: 10.16

Country: India

Business activity rank: 70

Human capital index rank: 54

Information exchange rank: 58

Cultural exchange rank: 80

International political engagement rank: 82

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Image: Employees cross an overpass at the Indian headquarters of iGate in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.
Photographs: Reuters
Tags: India

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New Delhi

Rank: 57

Score: 15.22

Country: India

Business activity rank: 51

Human capital index rank: 68

Information exchange rank: 40

Cultural exchange rank: 66

International political engagement rank: 15

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Image: A tourist takes pictures of Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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Mumbai

Rank: 41

Score: 20.90

Country: India

Business activity rank: 21

Human capital index rank: 27

Information exchange rank: 45

Cultural exchange rank: 70

International political engagement rank: 68

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Image: Pigeons fly in front of the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
Tags: India

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Melbourne

Rank: 25

Score: 26.68

Country: Australia

Business activity rank: 38

Human capital index rank: 12

Information exchange rank: 19

Cultural exchange rank: 36

International political engagement rank: 63

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Image: A ferry travels along Melbourne's Yarra River.
Photographs: Mick Tsikas/Reuters

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Barcelona

Rank: 24

Score: 26.68

Country: Spain

Business activity rank: 18

Human capital index rank: 39

Information exchange rank: 20

Cultural exchange rank: 10

International political engagement rank: 34

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Image: People watch the Magic Fountain of Montjuic show in Barcelona.
Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters

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Frankfurt

Rank: 23

Score: 26.75

Country: Germany

Business activity rank: 14

Human capital index rank: 47

Information exchange rank: 11

Cultural exchange rank: 25

International political engagement rank: 39

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Image: Frankfurt skyline/
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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San Francisco

Rank: 22

Score: 27.19

Country: United States

Business activity rank: 32

Human capital index rank: 13

Information exchange rank: 22

Cultural exchange rank: 27

International political engagement rank: 47

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Image: The skyline of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge appear above the evening fog as the suns sets on the Marin Headlands in Sausalito, California.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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Boston

Rank: 21

Score: 28.62

Country: United States

Business activity rank: 42

Human capital index rank: 7

Information exchange rank: 23

Cultural exchange rank: 43

International political engagement rank: 52

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Image: The skyscrapers are against the city skyline.
Photographs: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

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Buenos Aires

Rank: 20

Score: 28.95

Country: Argentina

Business activity rank: 30

Human capital index rank: 11

Information exchange rank: 41

Cultural exchange rank: 8

International political engagement rank: 16

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Image: Overview of Buenos Aires' 9 de Julio Avenue with the Obelisk in the background.
Photographs: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

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Berlin

Rank: 19

Score: 29.42

Country: Germany

Business activity rank: 20

Human capital index rank: 44

Information exchange rank: 6

Cultural exchange rank: 5

International political engagement rank: 13

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Image: A general view show the Franzoesischer Dom (L) (French cathedral) and Deutscher Dom (German cathedral) in Berlin.
Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

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Shanghai

Rank: 18

Score: 29.45

Country: China

Business activity rank: 7

Human capital index rank: 23

Information exchange rank: 64

Cultural exchange rank: 21

International political engagement rank: 56

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Image: The China Maritime Museum is seen in the Shanghai Lingang Industrial Parkin in Shanghai.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

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Moscow

Rank: 17

Score: 29.45

Country: Russia

Business activity rank: 34

Human capital index rank: 16

Information exchange rank: 44

Cultural exchange rank: 4

International political engagement rank: 11

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Image: A cleaner walks in a diorama of a 1977 central Moscow in a shopping centre in Moscow.
Photographs: Reuters

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Vienna

Rank: 16

Score: 30.29

Country: Austria

Business activity rank: 13

Human capital index rank: 22

Information exchange rank: 31

Cultural exchange rank: 12

International political engagement rank: 7

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Image: A traditional Fiaker horse carriage passes Burgtheater theatre on Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring street in Vienna.
Photographs: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

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Madrid

Rank: 15

Score: 31.78

Country: Spain

Business activity rank: 11

Human capital index rank: 26

Information exchange rank: 15

Cultural exchange rank: 9

International political engagement rank: 18

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Image: People enjoy the warm weather as they sit in boats during a sunny spring day at Madrid's Retiro park.
Photographs: Sergio Pere/Reuters
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Sydney

Rank: 14

Score: 32.29

Country: Australia

Business activity rank: 17

Human capital index rank: 9

Information exchange rank: 5

Cultural exchange rank: 33

International political engagement rank: 42

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Image: The Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline.
Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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Toronto

Rank: 13

Score: 32.41

Country: Canada

Business activity rank: 24

Human capital index rank: 8

Information exchange rank: 18

Cultural exchange rank: 22

International political engagement rank: 30

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Image: People walk inside Brookfield Place in Toronto.
Photographs: Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters

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Seoul

Rank: 12

Score: 32.58

Country: South Korea

Business activity rank: 8

Human capital index rank: 31

Information exchange rank: 21

Cultural exchange rank: 15

International political engagement rank: 17

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Image: People walk on the street in the Gangnam area of Seoul.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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Brussels

Rank: 11

Score: 32.87

Country: Belgium

Business activity rank: 19

Human capital index rank: 35

Information exchange rank: 3

Cultural exchange rank: 39

International political engagement rank: 3

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Image: The greenhouses are seen on the grounds of the Belgian royal family residence of Laeken in Brussels.
Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

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District of Columbia

Rank: 10

Score: 33.38

Country: United States

Business activity rank: 33

Human capital index rank: 21

Information exchange rank: 7

Cultural exchange rank: 26

International political engagement rank: 1

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Image: U.S. Park Service Ranger Susan Philpott (R) explains various points of interest at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington.
Photographs: Gary Cameron/Reuters

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Singapore

Rank: 9

Score: 34.33

Country: Singapore

Business activity rank: 9

Human capital index rank: 10

Information exchange rank: 17

Cultural exchange rank: 52

International political engagement rank: 25

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Image: Gardens By The Bay is seen in Singapore.
Photographs: Thomas White/Reuters
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Beijing

Rank: 8

Score: 35.09

Country: China

Business activity rank: 4

Human capital index rank: 29

Information exchange rank: 47

Cultural exchange rank: 13

International political engagement rank: 10

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Image: Waiters from a hotel cross a road in Beijing's Central Business District.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters

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Chicago

Rank: 7

Score: 36.82

Country: United States

Business activity rank: 15

Human capital index rank: 4

Information exchange rank: 16

Cultural exchange rank: 16

International political engagement rank: 32

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Image: A general view of the city of Chicago.
Photographs: Jim Young/Reuters

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Los Angeles

Rank: 6

Score: 38.03

Country: United States

Business activity rank: 26

Human capital index rank: 3

Information exchange rank: 10

Cultural exchange rank: 7

International political engagement rank: 31

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Image: The Harbor Freeway is shown looking south through downtown Los Angeles.
Photographs: Sam Mircovich/Reuters

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Hong Kong

Rank: 5

Score: 41.26

Country: China

Business activity rank: 6

Human capital index rank: 6

Information exchange rank: 9

Cultural exchange rank: 40

International political engagement rank: 21

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Image: Mainland Chinese visitors pose in front of a Chinese New Year installation inside Hong Kong Disneyland.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Tokyo

Rank: 4

Score: 47.15

Country: Japan

Business activity rank: 3

Human capital index rank: 5

Information exchange rank: 14

Cultural exchange rank: 6

International political engagement rank: 8

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Image: Visitors take photos at the Imperial Palace as snow falls in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Paris

Rank: 3

Score: 52.27

Country: France

Business activity rank: 2

Human capital index rank: 14

Information exchange rank: 1

Cultural exchange rank: 2

International political engagement rank: 4

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Image: The Eiffel Tower is illuminated during the traditional Bastille Day fireworks display in Paris.
Photographs: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
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London

Rank: 2

Score: 58.07

Country: United Kingdom

Business activity rank: 5

Human capital index rank: 2

Information exchange rank: 4

Cultural exchange rank: 1

International political engagement rank: 6

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Image: A London bus crosses the River Thames on London Bridge during the evening rush hour with Tower Bridge seen behind in London.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

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New York

Rank: 1

Score: 61.67

Country: United States

Business activity rank: 1

Human capital index rank: 1

Information exchange rank: 2

Cultural exchange rank: 3

International political engagement rank: 2

 


Image: The Statue of Liberty is pictured on Liberty Island in New York.
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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