What's the most prestigious city in the world to live in?

I'm thinking in terms of global prestige, and for a primary residence. Is it really New York City? Or do you guys think it'd be perhaps somewhere in Europe? Here is my ranking.

  1. New York City
  2. Luxembourg, Switzerland
  3. Paris, France
  4. Dubai
  5. Singapore 
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Vienna, Austria
  8. London, UK
  9. Madrid, Spain
  10. Milan, Italy

I think probably a vacation house in Spain or Italy, on top of another one in Southampton, would be pretty sweet once you're a Goldman Sachs MD raking in the big bucks, but for a primary residence, you can't beat the prestige of New York. 

What do you guys think? 

 

1. NYC

2. Dubai

3. LA

4. Hong Kong

5. Shanghai

6. Vatican City

7. Milan
 
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12,350. London

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 

Phat

Are you serious about new york?

Dead serious. NYC is the top city in the world.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 

This virus is only temporary - NYC will be back in full force. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 

5. Shanghai

Lol get that s--- out of here. An authoritarian surveillance state isn't exactly "prestigious."

Shanghai has more billionaires than NYC 

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 
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GuyFromTheCity

Luxembourg, Switzerland

What do you guys think? 

These are 2 separate countries .... just sayin' XD

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 

Somewhere in Europe for sure. The US is too young a country for its cities to be the most prestige. Asian countries are old enough but they don't dominate the world now.

I vote for London.

 

Luxembourg is a country on its own. Also extremely boring, lots of back office work.

Zurich is also really boring. Geneva is somewhat nicer but people are insufferable.

Montecarlo is legitimately prestigious. You get top enterpreneurs, models and sportsmen as your average guy. 

Vienna is gorgeous.

Dubai has no culture

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.
 

How are the people in Geneva insufferable, generally curious

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To make a fair comparison, in Montecarlo you will legitimately meet people who are at the very top of the world economy. The actual elite.

In Geneva, you will meet bureacrats who work for international organizations or similar upper class fields, yet act like they belong to the Monaco category. Very smug, unearned arrogance.

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.
 

NYC / LDN / HK - I'd go pick London since it's the most international.

*FYI Dubai has no prestige.

 

These cities are not the most prestigious, but I think their level of culture and sophistication is vastly underrated by most people:

-Chicago

-Mexico City

-Montreal

-Moscow

-Edinburgh

-Budapest

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
 

He's not wrong. Chicago is shit on because it's in the middle of the country. Great food scene, sports scene, very dense in certain parts and functioning public transit. People who only talk about the crime have probably never been to Chicago because you'd realize how segmented/segregated the city is.

 
GuyFromTheCity

2. Luxembourg, Switzerland

hate to break it to you but Luxembourg is not in Switzerland

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MensaMan

3) DC

Why are you putting DC this high?

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As someone who is fortunate enough to live for extended periods (minimum 4 years) in multiple cities and visit many others. I would rank it as so. Everyone has preferences, so I broke it into tiers

1) NYC - London (tie, most classic, powerful cities)

2) Los Angeles - Paris - Tokyo(pinnacle of entertainment, art & culture, and modern city design respectively)

3) Milan - Montecarlo - Moscow

 

What a hopeless ranking. Whoever is ranking Dubai as a "top" city has never been to the Emirates. Unless you're an Instagram influencer or have been on Geordie/Jersey Shore it is not top tier by any means. Also, Monte Carlo or "Montecarlo" is not a city - it's just a small part of Monaco from the casino and Cafe de Paris and around the bay area.

I don't know... Yeah. Almost definitely yes.
 

YoungDumbFullOfRum

1) London

2) Hong Kong

3) New York

4) Geneva / Zurich

5) Singapore

You live in London don’t you.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee