Global cities

Score Index top 30

The Index uses four impact scores; economic, environmental, innovation and transport. 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

  • Transport

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

Cities are ranked on the basis of the following key real estate demand drivers:

Environmental impact

Physical risk

Policy risk


Economic impact

Population aged 15 and over

Retail sales

Median household income

Gross Domestic Product (or 'GDP')

Innovation impact

Transport impact






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. Below are the top 30 ranked.

Global Cities Index

(as of February 2023)
City Country Region Score Rank

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