Resonance Consultancy, the Vancouver-based global real estate, tourism and economic development advisement business, just released its list of the “World’s Best Global Cities for 2019.

Resonance considered six categories in its analysis of these cities:

  • place
  • product
  • programming
  • people
  • prosperity
  • promotional

Subcategories included housing affordability, job opportunities, quality of key institutions, attractions, infrastructure, diversity, economic prosperity, and quality of arts, culture and night life.

The top 10 global cities in 2019 are, according to Resonance…

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

Thirty-five (35) or +one third of the top 100 global cities in 2019 are in the US, according to Resonance Consultancy. These cities are…

New York City – 3

Chicago – Chicago – 7

San Francisco – 10

Los Angeles – 13

Boston – 15

San Jose -16

Washington DC – 18

Las Vegas – 24

Miami – 26

San Diego – 27

Houston – 31

Seattle – 34

Dallas – 35

Denver – 43

Orlando – 46

Austin – 47

Philadelphia – 50

Atlanta – 52

Minneapolis – 56

Portland – 59

Charlotte – 75

Phoenix – 76

New Orleans – 77

Baltimore – 78

Nashville – 81

Salt Lake City – 82

Raleigh – 86

San Antonio – 89

Columbus – 91

St. Louis – 93

Detroit – 94

Sacramento – 95

Milwaukee – 96

Kansas City – 97

Tampa – 98

For the record, New York City is the number one destination for international visitation, visitor spending and economic importance in the world.   Chicago gets exceptionally high scores for programming, culture, infrastructure, affordability and food. San Francisco ranks 5th among all cities globally for GDP per capita, wealth, beauty and “smarts.”

I don’t know about you but I’d definitely include Santa Fe in this mix. Do you have any additions?