2023 List of Europe’s Best Cities to Live, Work, Invest & Visit

Discover the best cities in Europe for 2023 with rankings, check complete list of cities to live, work, invest, and visit in the entire Europe

Europes Best Cities

The ranking of Europe’s Best Cities 2023 has been released by the company named Resonance Consultancy. The company acts as leading advisors in tourism, real estate, and economic development for more than 15 years. Resonance is a leading global advisor on placemaking, branding and marketing for the europe’s best cities, districts, developments and destinations.

Delivering valuable insights, the company has recently unveiled its prestigious list of Europe’s best cities to live, work, invest, and visit in 2023.

Also check: World’s Best Cities List 2023

Europe’s Best Cities 2023 – Complete List

Rank City Country
1 London United Kingdom
2 Paris France
3 Amsterdam Netherlands
4 Barcelona Spain
5 Zürich Switzerland
6 Madrid Spain
7 Berlin Germany
8 Rome Italy
9 Basel Switzerland
10 Geneva Switzerland
11 Vienna Austria
12 Brussels Belgium
13 Stockholm Sweden
14 Munich Germany
15 Prague Czechia
16 Dublin Ireland
17 Milan Italy
18 Bern Switzerland
19 Istanbul Türkiye
20 Oslo Norway
21 Copenhagen Denmark
22 Helsinki Finland
23 Lisbon Portugal
24 Lausanne Switzerland
25 Frankfurt Germany
26 Naples Italy
27 Oxford United Kingdom
28 Edinburgh United Kingdom
29 Budapest Hungary
30 Hamburg Germany
31 Luxembourg Luxembourg
32 Warsaw Poland
33 Manchester United Kingdom
34 Venice Italy
35 Bratislava Slovakia
36 Bristol United Kingdom
37 Nottingham United Kingdom
38 Birmingham United Kingdom
39 Freiburg Germany
40 Lyon France
41 Glasgow United Kingdom
42 Gothenburg Sweden
43 Athens Greece
44 Rotterdam Netherlands
45 Kraków Poland
46 Valencia Spain
47 Ghent Belgium
48 Stuttgart Germany
49 Liverpool United Kingdom
50 Antwerp Belgium
51 Marseille France
52 Florence Italy
53 Southampton United Kingdom
54 Dresden Germany
55 Cologne Germany
56 Aarhus Denmark
57 Eindhoven Netherlands
58 Nice France
59 Graz Austria
60 Malmö Sweden
61 Bordeaux France
62 Utrecht Netherlands
63 The Hague Netherlands
64 Nuremberg Germany
65 Strasbourg France
66 Aachen Germany
67 Belfast United Kingdom
68 Leeds United Kingdom
69 Düsseldorf Germany
70 Linz Austria
71 Palma Spain
72 Bonn Germany
73 Toulouse France
74 Grenoble France
75 Leicester United Kingdom
76 Hanover Germany
77 Bologna Italy
78 Leipzig Germany
79 Sheffield United Kingdom
80 Nantes France
81 Bournemouth United Kingdom
82 Seville Spain
83 Turin Italy
84 Bilbao Spain
85 Montpellier France
86 Porto Portugal
87 Tallinn Estonia
88 Liège Belgium
89 Gdańsk Poland
90 Newcastle United Kingdom
91 Málaga Spain
92 Clermont-Ferrand France
93 Lille France
94 Vilnius Lithuania
95 Wrocław Poland
96 Cardiff United Kingdom
97 Padua Italy
98 Coventry United Kingdom
99 Poznań Poland
100 Tours France

Methodology for Ranking Europe’s Best Cities

Resonance Consultancy follows a rigorous methodology in ranking Europe’s cities, combining statistical performance and qualitative evaluations from both locals and visitors in 24 areas grouped into six core categories. The ranking specifically consider global cities (principal cities of metropolitan areas with populations of more than 500,000).

Principal cities are defined as the largest city in each metropolitan statistical area. This year, we disqualified Moscow, St. Petersburg and all Russian cities from our list due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Also, the population numbers are sourced from Eurostat and Demographia’s latest available data.

Also check: America’s Best Cities List 2023

The Six Core Categories
The evaluation of cities across 24 areas is grouped into six core categories, providing a comprehensive assessment of each city’s strengths and attributes. These categories are:-

  1. Place: Evaluating the perceived quality of its natural and built environments, walk score, biking, sights & landmarks, number of quality parks and outdoor activities within the city.
  2. Programming: Assessing the experiential pillars of a great visit: food, restaurants, shows, shopping, culture, nightlife and family friendly activities as their sum fosters a community’s connection to place.
  3. Prosperity: Analyzing economic indicators like income of citizens, standard of living, presence or absence of Global 500 companies, disposable household income and poverty rate.
  4. Product: Considering quality of key institutions, attractions and infrastructure along with university score, airport connectivity, convention centres and presence of museums.
  5. People: Incorporating factors such as percentage of people participating in the labor force, educational attainment level (bachelor’s degree or above) of the city’s population and share of the city’s population born outside of the country in which they currently reside.
  6. Promotion: Examining the number of stories, references and recommendations shared online about that city including facebook check-ins, google search, tripadvisor reviews, instagram hashtags and popularity on google trends.

By considering both quantitative statistical data and qualitative evaluations from residents and visitors, a comprehensive evaluation of each city’s appeal and desirability is ensured. The rankings provide individuals, businesses, and investors with valuable insights to make informed decisions regarding living, working, investing, and exploring these remarkable urban centers.

Europe’s Best Cities 2023 Report PDF

You can download the complete report of Europe’s Best Cities 2023 in PDF format from this link

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