Global cities

Score Index top 30

The Index uses a number of factors to identify the most economically vibrant cities across the world such as Population aged 15 and over, Median disposable income, University ranking, Retail sales and Productivity. Cities are then ranked in the Index to provide a view of where some of the biggest global real estate opportunities lie. Around 900 cities form the full Index, explore the top 30 below.

Top 30 Cities
View the winning city in these categories
  • Environmental

  • Economic

  • Innovation

The Schroders Global Cities Index is a ranking of the strongest city economies around the world

Cities are ranked on the basis of the three proprietary impact scores:

Environmental impact

Physical risk

Policy risk


Innovation impact

Economic impact

Population aged 15 and over

Retail sales

Median household income

Gross Domestic Product (or 'GDP')

Both the current value and projected growth of each factor is considered. The resulting rankings guide the Schroder Global Cities team’s investment process. Once the most economically vibrant cities are identified by the Index, further work on local real estate supply/demand dynamics and company specifics is undertaken.

The latest Index

Around 900 cities make up the full Index. Here's a snapshot of some of the top cities:

Global Cities Index

(as of 13 Jan 2020)
City Country Region Score Rank

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