sydney is australia's most exciting city

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Sydney has been named the best đô thị in the world to lớn live, by a survey conducted by Brand Finance.

The inaugural Brand Finance City Index surveyed 15,000 people around the world about the best cities based on seven key dimensions.

While Sydney topped the list of best cities to lớn live, its position in other fields put it at fifth overall.

See where other Australian cities ranked, and who took out the number one spot.

Click through to lớn see the top đôi mươi.

20. Boston, USA

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20. Boston, USA

Boston placed 20th on the list. The city's ranking reflects the many top universities there, including Harvard and MIT.

19. Milan, Italy

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19. Milan, Italy

Milan placed 19th on the list. The đô thị in Northern Italy is famed for its high culture and fashion scene.

18. Berlin, Germany

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18. Berlin, Germany

Berlin was 18th on the list.

Participants of the survey were asked about the best cities to lớn live, study, visit and invest in. They were also asked about a city's global significance, ease of doing business and economic stability.

17. Zurich, Switzerland

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17. Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich was ranked highest in the world as the best đô thị in the world to lớn work locally, work remotely, invest, and retire.

But it was marked harshly on the familiarity rankings, and ended up in 17th place overall as a result.

16. Melbourne, nước Australia

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16. Melbourne, nước Australia

Melbourne was the only other đô thị from nước Australia to lớn make the top 50.

The only other Australian đô thị in the top 100 was Perth, at 52nd.

15. Chicago, USA

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15. Chicago, USA

Chicago went from being a small town to lớn a major metropolis in the 1800s on the back of the cattle industry, but has since developed into a centre of finance and commerce.

14. Rome, Italy

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14. Rome, Italy

Rome's extraordinary cultural landmarks and remarkable history allowed it to lớn score high on the list.

13. Barcelona, Spain

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13. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is famed for its beaches, culture and its famed cathedral, which dominates the skyline.

The Spanish đô thị was 13th on the list.

12. Toronto, Canada

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12. Toronto, Canada

Toronto placed 12th on the list.

11. Miami, USA

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11. Miami, USA

Aside from the occasional hurricane, Miami is famed for its gorgeous weather and beautiful beaches.

But the đô thị is also thriving as both a tourist destination and a business hub.

10. Amsterdam, Netherlands

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10. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tenth on the list is Amsterdam, beloved for its rich cultural heritage and the ease of getting around town by bicycle.

9. Dubai, UAE

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9. Dubai, UAE

Dubai ranked number one for future growth potential and third as a đô thị of global significance.

Overall it ranked ninth.

8. San Francisco, USA

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8. San Francisco, USA

There's a strong chance many of the websites you frequent are based in the San Francisco Bay area.

But the đô thị is also a beloved tourist destination and cultural centre.

7. Tokyo, Japan

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7. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ranks first as the global leader in science and technology, and seventh overall.

6. Singapore, Singapore

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6. Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ranked highly because of its cleanliness and its status as a business startup hub.

5. Sydney, Australia

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5. Sydney, Australia

As well as ranking first as the best đô thị to lớn live in Sydney, also ranks highly as a đô thị to lớn work, study and retire in.

It's also considered the fifth best place to lớn visit.

4. Los Angeles, USA

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4. Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles is more phàn nàn just Hollywood, though the đô thị thrives on people going there to lớn see someone famous, or to lớn become someone famous themselves.

3. Paris, France

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3. Paris, France

Paris rated number one in the culture and heritage section, thanks to lớn its beautiful architecture, great museums and galleries, and great theatres and music venues.

Its familiarity and high ranking as a đô thị to lớn visit led to lớn its number three spot.

2. Thủ đô New York City, USA

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2. Thủ đô New York City, USA

New York was voted number one in "city of global significance".

It also featured very highly as a study, investment and tourist destination.

Those rankings made it very close to lớn the top spot.

1. London, UK

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1. London, UK

London topped the list after ranking first in two metrics, best place to lớn visit and best place to lớn study.

It made the top four in every other category.

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