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Nigeria’s Lagos beats Singapore, Miami, Dubai to rank 19th best city in the world — See full list



Nigeria’s commercial hub and most populated city in Africa, Lagos, has been ranked 19th on the list of best cities in the world.

The list compiled by TimeOut, a British British Media and Hospitality company, ranked New York City as number 1 in the world, followed by Cape Town.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Lagos was ranked 19th ahead of Singapore, Miami, Dubai, and San Francisco, among others.

Lagos (Nigeria), Cape Town (South Africa), and Accra (Ghana) are the only African cities featured in the list.

Among things considered in the ranking are “buzzing neighbourhoods, affordable food and drink and a mighty selection of things to do, from art galleries and museums to live music and theatre…happiness of its locals, access to green space and strong community vibes”.

TimeOut described Lagos thus; “Whether you’re a staunch mainlander or from Lekki, there’s something for everyone in Lagos, Africa’s most populous city. Posh Victoria Island continues to deliver a trifecta of swanky resorts, food haunts, and nightlife.

Below is the full list of the 50 best cities across the world:

  1. New York City
  2. Cape Town
  3. Berlin
  4. London
  5. Madrid
  6. Mexico City
  7. Liverpool
  8. Tokyo
  9. Rome
  10. Porto
  11. Paris
  12. Mumbai
  13. Lisbon
  14. Chicago
  15. Manchester
  16. São Paulo
  17. Los Angeles
  18. Amsterdam
  19. Lagos
  20. Melbourne
  21. Naples
  22. Singapore
  23. Miami
  24. Bangkok
  25. Lima
  26. Budapest
  27. Beijing
  28. Dubai
  29. Montreal
  30. Glasgow
  31. Sydney
  32. Buenos Aires
  33. Kuala Lumpur
  34. Manila
  35. Seoul
  36. Hanoi
  37. San Francisco
  38. Barcelona
  39. Abu Dhabi
  40. New Orleans
  41. Philadelphia
  42. Austin
  43. Boston
  44. Accra
  45. Marseille
  46. Taipei
  47. Istanbul
  48. Osaka
  49. Hong Kong
  50. Vancouver


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