Irish city ranks high in World’s Best Cities Report

Ireland’s capital city of Dublin has ranked favourably in the 2023 World’s Best Cities Report. The report looks at the top 100 cities in which to work, live, and invest.

Irish city ranks high in World’s Best Cities Report.

Dublin has ranked in 19th place on the recently released World’s Best Cities Report 2023 from Resonance Consultancy.

The Irish capital ranked ahead of major hotspots like Melbourne, Seoul, Lisbon, and many more thriving cities around the globe. It is the only Irish city to make the top 100 list.

The report ranks 100 cities around the world that have a population of over one million. It considers several factors in order to come to the ‘World’s Best’ conclusion.

World’s Best Cities Report – considering a number of factors

Dublin is the Irish city that ranks high in World’s Best Cities Report.
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The report ranks the world’s best cities which have a population of over one million. In order to do so, it uses a combination of statistical performance and qualitative evaluations by locals in 24 areas grouped into six core categories.

According to American software company Bloomberg, the World’s Best Cities ranking by Resonance Consultancy is “the most comprehensive study of its kind”.

The report praises Dublin for having “several internationally ranked universities” as well as its famous but increasingly expensive “pub-centric nightlife”.

As well as having “an abundance of concerts, shows and events”, Dublin also receives praise for “being among the safest cities on the planet”.

Dublin’s ranking – what made the Irish capital achieve this spot

The reason for Dublin's ranking.
Credit: Flickr / Colm MacCárthaigh

According to the report, “The storied capital is made for flâneurs and entrepreneurs”. When it comes to factors like investment, the report says, “the Celtic Tiger has never been fiercer, ranking #16 in GDP per Capita while simultaneously #27 for Income Equality.

“The magnetism is obvious in places like its Docklands area, known as Silicon Docks, home to big tech and digital players including Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, Apple and Airbnb.

“They come for some of the world’s lowest corporate taxes and stay for the home-grown economic development initiatives like Ireland’s Local Enterprise Office, which supports international companies with mentoring, training and financial grants”.

Other cities included in the ranking – let’s take a look at the top ten

London took the top spot on the report.

While Dublin places in 19th place, let’s take a look at which cities have come out as the top ten best in the 2023 World’s Best Cities Report.

London has taken the crown for the number one spot on the report for the seventh year running. The second-best city spot goes to the City of Love, Paris. In third place is the Big Apple, New York, followed by Tokyo and Dubai in 4th and 5th place.

The top ten then rounds out with Barcelona, Rome, Madrid, Singapore, and Amsterdam. In response to the ongoing war in Ukraine, Kyiv was appointed the 2023 Honorary Best City.

The report says, “The historic Ukrainian capital is the urban beacon of courage and resilience”. It continues, “It is, like the rest of Ukraine, a place of inexhaustible courage in the face of daily tragedy”.

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