LONDON – Just like every two years, PwC – PricewaterhouseCoopers, a multinational professional services network and the largest professional services firm in the world – published the “Cities of Opportunity” survey, a chart of the cities that better put financial dynamism and high quality of life together.
This year’s survey was the seventh one managed by PwC and it shows the social and financial status of 30 of the biggest cities in the world, taking into account ten factors, including public transport, business development facilities, suitableness for living, use of technology and cost of living. The survey shows that cities can be successful when they both register excellent financial performances and present valid social elements such as the quality of life, elders’ welfare and even the readiness to face natural catastrophies.
London conquered the first place in this chart for the second time in a row: the city excels three out of six factors, including technology development, innovation, suitableness for living and business growth. The following six spots are occupied by Singapore, Toronto, Paris, Amsterdam, New York and Stockholm. Milan is the first Italian city in the chart, ranked 18th – his reputation and image have been strongly boosted by the Expo Milano 2015, which brought tecnhologic innovations and more openness to people, goods, economies and information.