- Estimated rank in 10 years: 2
- Avg. prime property price: $2,200/sq. ft. (Manhattan) (17th most)
- Population: 19,425,069 (New York-Newark) (6th most)
New York is ranked second in both the economic activity and knowledge and influence categories. It is ranked third in the quality of life and political power categories. In 10 years, the city is expected to remain as the second-most important city. David Adam, managing director at Global Cities, notes in The Wealth Report that New York’s ability to attract a significant foreign workforce will keep it on top.
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