Chicago came in at No. 13 in this year’s 2023 World’s Best Cities Report, a comprehensive annual study by Resonance Consultancy.
Looking beyond tourist appeal, this ranking takes many factors into account. Among them: infrastructure, nature, the arts, entertainment, culture, diversity and business prosperity. And Chicago ranked especially well.
The report highlighted O’Hare International Airport, now fully operational post-pandemic, as a major win for the city. It also brings big business to town, as Chicago ranked No. 19 in the world when it comes to Global 500 headquarters.
Meanwhile, residents can enjoy sights and landmarks — Chicago ranked No. 24 in that category — and fun nightlife — Chicago ranked No. 11 in that category. The list also called out some hot new restaurants, including Bazaar Meat and Bar Mar, located in the Bank of America headquarters, and Venteux, a French brasserie in the Pendry Chicago hotel.
According to the rest of the report, the best 10 cities in the world include:
1. London, England
2. Paris, France
3. New York City, USA
4. Tokyo, Japan
5. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
6. Barcelona, Spain
7. Rome, Italy
8. Madrid, Spain
9. Singapore, Republic of Singapore
10. Amsterdam, Netherlands