Estimated rank in 10 years: 9
Avg. prime property price: $3,000/sq. ft. (9th most)
Geneva’s greatest strength — as perceived by the wealthy — is its quality of life. In this category, the city ranks fourth. Geneva also performs well in knowledge and influence, and, to a lesser extent, in economic activity and political power. The Wealth Report notes that because of the city’s “critical mass and mix of institutions devoted to social questions and justice for the powerless,” Geneva will emerge as a crucial player in the global community, along with Vienna and Nairobi. Prime real estate is particularly expensive in Geneva, another sign that it is a haven for the wealthy. The city is also particularly small, to the point that the UN does not provide the population of its agglomeration.
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