More than half of the people in the world live in urban areas, and hence urbanization has played a vital role in shaping the economy of a country in unprecedented ways. However, the economies keep changing, and the cities leading today might be resting somewhere down by 2035. The infographic below shows the predictions made for the top 10 cities of the world and where they will be by 2035. The predictions are made based on three metrics, i.e., gross domestic product, population, and GDP growth.
In terms of GDP, three cities are likely to be from the USA, even in the future as well. The cities would be New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Four out of the remaining seven will be from China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Whereas London, Tokyo, and Paris will be the last three. Ironically, Tokyo currently rests at the number one position with an approximate GDP of $1.6 trillion in 2019.
Heading towards the population metric, Jakarta is likely to become the most immensely populated city with a total population of 38 million, followed by Tokyo and Chongqing. According to the infographic, the cities with a greater population will be from the East, and seven out of ten cities will be located in Asia.
If we compare the cities on their annual GDP growth, surprisingly, all of the 10 cities will be from Asia. Four cities from China, four from India, and the remaining two from Southeast Asia. However, Bangalore is expected to be at the number one position by 2035, with an expected 8.5% annual growth forecast.
Not to forget, these are only some predictions made by analysts, which can be impacted by various factors.
Infographic by: Visualcapitalist.com