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10 Best Cities for Opportunity According to Latest PwC Report

As a Toronto call centre, Miratel has benefited from the many resources our city has to offer. We are proud of our great city and have explored Toronto and Canada’s place on the world’s stage in posts like best country to livesmartest countries, the happiest countries, the  most peaceful countries, the friendliest countries, the most charitable countries, the best countries for quality of life, the best countries for business, the top countries for life expectancy, the best countries for working women, the best country for child well-being, the best countries for higher education, the most popular countries, the least corrupt countries, the countries with the best reputation, the best countries for ease of doing business, the best countries for starting a business, the best country for business, the best country for customer satisfaction, the most gay positive country, the best countries with the most competitive economies, the best countries for entrepreneurship, the most sustainable countries, the best countries to grow old, the best country brand, the best countries for business, the most sustainable countries, the most charitable countriesthe most prosperous countries, the countries with the highest minimum wage, the safest countries, the best countries with the highest average salary, the best countries for social progress, the best countries for working women, the best countries for mothers and the best countries for average life expectancy at birth, the most youthful cities, the best cities to live for opportunity,  the best cities to live in Canada, the world’s cleanest cities and the most popular countries. Today we’re looking at the 10 best cities for opportunity from PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)’s Cities of Opportunity 6 report. We have previously written about the 4th edition and 5th edition of this same report.

“This year, our foundational study includes 30 cities, which we select using three fundamental criteria: cities are capital market centers, represent a broad geographic sampling, and comprise both mature and emerging economies. The cities are measured across 10 indicators constructed with a robust sampling of 59 variables, each of which has been chosen because it is: relevant; consistent across the sample; publicly available and collectible; current; free of skewing from local nuances; and truly reflective of a city’s quality or power.” The 10 indicators included intellectual capital and innovation, technology readiness, city gateway, transportation and infrastructure, health, safety, and security, sustainability and the natural environment, demographics and livability, economic clout, ease of doing business and cost. Though the categories are broad in scope they were “constructed with a robust sampling of 59 variables” to give a comprehensive overview of each city. Based on this data, the 10 best cities for opportunity are:

  1. London – 2014 Score: 1,290. 2012 ranking: 210-best-cities-for-opportunity-2014-toronto
  2. New York – 2014 Score: 1,235. 2012 ranking: 1
  3. Singapore – 2014 Score: 1,230. 2012 ranking: 7
  4. Toronto – 2014 Score: 1,215. 2012 ranking: 3
  5. San Francisco – 2014 Score: 1,211. 2012 ranking: 6
  6. Paris – 2014 Score: 1,196. 2012 ranking: 4
  7. Stockholm – 2014 Score: 1,191. 2012 ranking: 5
  8. Hong Kong – 2014 Score: 1,156. 2012 ranking: 8
  9. Sydney – 2014 Score: 1,153. 2012 ranking: Wasn’t in the top 10.
  10. Chicago – 014 Score: 1,133. 2012 ranking: 9

About Toronto the report says, “two other cities renowned for their exceptional quality of life, Toronto and San Francisco, rank fourth and fifth, respectively, confirming their reputation.” Toronto also fared well in the clout category because “[they know that] “clout” is not a product of brute force but of perpetual management, development, and, especially, resourcefulness.

Unfortunately, Toronto has taken a slight dip since the last report but I’m confident it will bounce back. Toronto is a first class city deserving of a positive international reputation.

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