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World's 25 major cities and economic growth

Last updated on: December 5, 2012 09:40 IST

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With the global economy facing a difficult financial period, let's take a look at economic growth in 25 major cities of the world.

Source: Brookings.edu

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New Delhi

GDP (2012): $211.3 billion

Population (2012): 22,247,650

GDP per capita (2012): $9,499

Employment (2012): 6,376,399

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Image: Guards stand in Mughal gardens surrounding Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
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Mumbai

GDP (2012): $125.0 billion

Population (2012): 21,017,487

GDP per capita (2012): $5,947

Employment (2012): 8,466,941

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Kolkata

GDP (2012): $46.1 billion

Population (2012): 14,737,823

GDP per capita (2012): $3,127

Employment (2012): 5,130,748

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Chennai

GDP (2012): $44.0 billion

Population (2012): 8,975,213

GDP per capita (2012): $4,902

Employment (2012): 3,777,026

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Bangalore

GDP (2012): $34.9 billion

Population (2012): 8,812,543

GDP per capita (2012): $3,963

Employment (2012): 3,237,809

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Hyderabad

GDP (2012): $31.8 billion

Population (2012): 7,816,392

GDP per capita (2012): $4,065

Employment (2012): 3,422,622

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New York

GDP (2012): $1.21 trillion

Population (2012): 19,128,439

GDP per capita (2012): $63,238

Employment (2012): 8,597,417

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Beijing

GDP (2012): $427.2 billion

Population (2012): 21,067,850

GDP per capita (2012): $20,275

Employment (2012): 6,165,465

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Moscow

GDP (2012): $520.1 billion

Population (2012): 11,616,623

GDP per capita (2012): $44,774

Employment (2012): 6,245,518

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Seoul-Incheon

GDP (2012): $773.9 billion

Population (2012): 24,066,863

GDP per capita (2012): $32,155

Employment (2012): 12,402,257

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Sydney

GDP (2012): $203.1 billion

Population (2012): 4,475,822

GDP per capita (2012): $45,377

Employment (2012): 2,366,241

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Tokyo

GDP (2012): $1.52 trillion

Population (2012): 36,660,496

GDP per capita (2012): $41,446

Employment (2012): 18,717,513

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Singapore

GDP (2012): $327.2 billion

Population (2012): 5,233,927

GDP per capita (2012): $62,523

Employment (2012): 3,213,593

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Kuala Lumpur

GDP (2012): $139.9 billion

Population (2012): 5,852,249

GDP per capita (2012): $23,906

Employment (2012): 2,564,628

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Jakarta

GDP (2012): $224.9 billion

Population (2012): 31,028,579

GDP per capita (2012): $7,247

Employment (2012): 13,241,216

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Dubai

GDP (2012): $64.9 billion

Population (2012): 2,842,105

GDP per capita (2012): $22,835

Employment (2012): 1,417,028

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Abu Dhabi

GDP (2012): $165.9 billion

Population (2012): 2,496,183

GDP per capita (2012): $66,470

Employment (2012): 1,157,911

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Riyadh

GDP (2012): $166.9 billion

Population (2012): 7,143,706

GDP per capita (2012): $23,363

Employment (2012): 2,675,267

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Image: Kingdom Tower in Riyadh.
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Kuwait City

GDP (2012): $161.5 billion

Population (2012): 2,877,000

GDP per capita (2012): $56,119

Employment (2012): 2,234,211

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Istanbul

GDP (2012): $301.1 billion

Population (2012): 13,224,235

GDP per capita (2012): $22,765

Employment (2012): 4,312,466

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Bucharest

GDP (2012): $50.8 billion

Population (2012): 2,038,439

GDP per capita (2012): $24,919

Employment (2012): 1,090,785

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Sofia

GDP (2012): $41.5 billion

Population (2012): 1,354,433

GDP per capita (2012): $30,654

Employment (2012): 916,489

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Munich

GDP (2012): $210.3 billion

Population (2012): 3,857,585

GDP per capita (2012): $54,526

Employment (2012): 2,264,402

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Barcelona

GDP (2012): $171.0 billion

Population (2012): 4,712,749

GDP per capita (2012): $36,280

Employment (2012): 2,000,932

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Strasbourg

GDP (2012): $36.5 billion

Population (2012): 1,024,185

GDP per capita (2012): $35,636

Employment (2012): 462,807


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