Ranking the world's best cities is a difficult task, but global consulting firm Resonance Consultancy did just that, as it compiled the most comprehensive city ranking based entirely on the opinions of the city’s visitors and its residents, as well as analyzing and comparing 23 factors grouped in six key categories -- (Place, Product, Programming, People, Prosperity and Promotion.)

"For more than a decade, Resonance has created place-branding strategies, tourism and economic development plans and trend reports for city, tourism and economic development organizations," says Resonance President and CEO, Chris Fair. "We do this to empower place managers and marketers with new tools and perspectives on the key factors that shape a city’s competitive identity, community well-being, and future prosperity."

With the best cities list ranking cities across all continents, North America leads the 2018 list by landing four out of the top ten slots, (New York as number 2), while London takes first place.

The World’s Best Cities 2018

1. London 2. New York 3. Paris 4. Moscow 5. Tokyo 6. Singapore 7. Dubai 8. Barcelona 9. San Francisco 10. Chicago

For a further look and additional details on the world’s best cities of 2018, be sure to read the full story at Best Cities.

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