Moscow entered top five best cities in the world

The capital of Russia has bypassed such megacities as Barcelona, Singapore and Dubai.

Moscow entered the top five best cities in the world in the Best Cities rating of the international consulting company Resonance Consultancy. There are 100 cities in the rating, which experts assessed, including by criteria such as infrastructure, attractions, urban environment and economic prosperity. London, New York, Paris and Tokyo are ahead of Moscow in the ranking.

“In the annual Best Cities ranking, published on January 7, Moscow climbed to fifth place and left behind Dubai, Singapore, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Rome. Promotion in the ranking taking into account such competitors as New York, London, Paris and Tokyo is a great achievement made possible thanks to the comprehensive work on the development of the city,” said Vladimir Yefimov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations.

The rating evaluates the world's leading cities in six categories, in five of which Moscow showed positive dynamics. Denis Tikhonov, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Department of Economic Policy and Development of the City of Moscow, said that the most significant leap was noted in the “Prosperity” category (from 117th to 20th place over the year). In addition, Moscow has improved its positions in the categories "Place" (weather, safety and urban environment), " Programming" (culture, restaurants and shopping), "Promotion" (mentions on the Web) and "Product" (infrastructure and attractions).

Resonance Consultancy is one of the world's leading tourism, real estate and economic development consulting firms. Its Best Cities rating analyzes the main megacities of the world with a population of over a million people and is positioned as the most objective gradation of cities on the planet.

In November, Moscow received the prestigious World Travel Awards in the “Best Travel Destination. City”. In 2020, the grand final of the World Travel Awards will be held in Moscow for the first time. The most frequent visitors to Moscow today are young people aged 24 to 34. The capital of Russia attracts them with festivals, sports events, as well as a large number of comfortable public spaces.