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Passport: Cities

This system is a standardised socio-economic database and report library of the world’s major metropolitan areas, covering 1,150 cities worldwide. 

It provides access to valuable insights for strategic planning and future trend prediction, allowing the identification of business opportunities and threats in this growing community that currently represents more than half of the world’s population.

The database provides up to 270 socio-economic indicators for 1,150 cities, while the fully cross-comparable reports provide the data plus expert analysis of 126 the major cities.

Including historic data from 2005 to 2013 and forecasts to 2020, the data profiles and analysis examine economic indicators such as; GDP and employment breakdowns, number and types of businesses, full demographic breakdowns, CPI inflation, household incomes, consumer expenditure, registered vehicles, air pollution, tourist arrivals and more.

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City Review

Tbilisi City Review

Tbilisi is one of the largest cities in the Caucasus, with a strategic location between Europe and Asia. In 2012, the city had a population of 1.3 million in its metropolitan area and generated half of the country's economic output. Tbilisi also has ...

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San Jose City Review

San Jose, Latin America's leading location for outsourcing activities, accounts for an impressive 67% of total GVA from business services in Costa Rica. Numerous multinationals are attracted to the city for its well-educated and bilingual employed ...

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Manama City Review

Manama is more service-orientated than most economies in the Gulf. Bahrain actively promotes the diversification of its economic base due to its limited oil resources in comparison to other Gulf States. In 2012, 51% of the city's GVA came from the ...

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Guatemala City City Review

Violence and poverty are common in the cities of Central America, and Guatemala City often ranks among the worst performing metropolises in the region. Guatemala's civil war ended in 1996, but the city is still overwhelmed by neglect and the slum ...

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Bogota City Review

Bogota is a key centre of business and commerce in Colombia. In 2012, Bogota accounted for 27% of the country's GDP and hosted 8.9 million inhabitants. The oil and gas industry is beyond the city's good economic performance: 84% of all oil and gas ...

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Rotterdam City Review

Rotterdam relies heavily on the activities of its seaport, Europe's key transportation hub. Unfortunately, even the record performance of Rotterdam port did not provide enough jobs, as over 2007-2012 the city faced decreasing household income and ...

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Caracas City Review

Caracas is a city with a population of more than three million, crammed into a valley in northern Venezuela. Over 2000-2010, Venezuela's oil revenues did not compensate for mismanagement of the city. The city's infrastructure deteriorated and a ...

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Cape Town City Review

Cape Town is the legislative centre and the second largest metropolis in South Africa in terms of population, trailing Johannesburg. The city is admired for its access to both the Indian and Atlantic oceans, beautiful sights and bustling nightlife. ...

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Tehran City Review

Tehran is a major economic powerhouse of Iran, producing 24% of the country's GDP as of 2012. Tehran's industrial make-up is much more diversified than that of the rest of the country, with important categories in the city including business services...

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Buenos Aires City Review

Buenos Aires is a major industrial, commercial and business services hub in Argentina. The city accounts for 30% of the country's exports, making Buenos Aires the largest exporter in Argentina. In 2012, the city produced 43% of the country's GDP, and...

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Sarajevo City Review

Sarajevo is a prime economic centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina, contributing over one-fifth of the national GDP and home to 11% of the country's population. The 1984 Winter Olympics marked the city's glory days, while the siege in the 1990s undermined...

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Seoul City Review

With 24 million inhabitants in 2012, Seoul is the world's third-largest metropolitan area. The city has its sights on becoming a leading business hub in North-east Asia. Its strengths lie in a hard-working and educated workforce and superb ...

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Skopje City Review

Skopje is a Balkan metropolis coping with high unemployment and struggling to appeal to foreign investors to accelerate the city's economic growth. Skopje has major reconstruction plans, which have yet to be implemented and aim to revive the urban ...

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Doha City Review

Doha is booming on all fronts. Over 2007-2012, the Qatari capital had the fastest growing metropolitan economy in the Gulf, expanding by an impressive 76%. A major boost came from the country's thriving oil and gas industries and Qatar's secured ...

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Guangzhou City Review

Guangzhou is a major regional centre in China. Its economy has long been fuelled by its proximity to Hong Kong, which transited its demand for goods and services to neighbouring Guangzhou. Similar to other Chinese cities, Guangzhou is struggling to ...

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Shenzhen City Review

With a population of 10.6 million and GDP of US$204 billion in 2012, Shenzhen is the fifth-largest city in China and a major city in the south of Guangdong Province. Shenzhen is home to China's first Special Economic Zone, which has given a major ...

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Lima City Review

Lima occupies a prominent place in Peru's economic scene, accounting for half of national GDP and locating over a third of the country's total population. By developing its Callao port and Jorge Chivez International Airport, Lima strives to become a ...

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Montevideo City Review

With nearly two million people in 2012, Montevideo is a relatively small city compared to other capital cities in Latin America. At the same time, its small size brings order and a quality of life that other cities in Latin America often lack. The ...

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Kuwait City City Review

Kuwait City is the economic backbone of Kuwait, a Gulf state that still has significant oil reserves. In 2012, 68% of Kuwait City's GVA originated in manufacturing and mining, making it one of the least diversified economies in the region. Being more...

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Athens City Review

In 2012, Athens, the key metropolitan region in Greece, is coping with economic recession, a rocketing unemployment rate, and citizen discontent, often leading to rioting on the city's streets. Between 2007 and 2012, average household income in ...

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Auckland City Review

Auckland is the major trade, transportation and financial services centre in New Zealand. In 2012, Auckland produced 35% of the country's GVA, with the city's share rising above 40% of national sectoral output in commerce and business services, ...

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Baku City Review

Baku claims the lion's share of the total GDP of Azerbaijan, accounting for 73% in 2012. The city plays a vital role not only within the national borders but also far beyond, as it is the origin of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, the ...

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Bratislava City Review

In terms of economic development, Bratislava stands well ahead of the rest of Slovakia. In 2012 11% of Slovakia's population in Bratislava created 28% of the country's GDP: high inflows of foreign direct investment and proximity to the strong ...

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Brussels City Review

Brussels' international profile is the source of both the city's wealth and its social issues. EU officials, vast armies of lobbyists, lawyers and consultants account for most of the city's well paid jobs. Nonetheless, the city's consumer market is ...

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Johannesburg City Review

Johannesburg is the financial centre of South Africa, home to the 19th-largest stock exchange worldwide, and one of the most affluent metropolitan regions in Africa. Similarly to other African cities, Johannesburg faces huge unemployment, ...

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Karachi City Review

Karachi is one of the most populous metropolises worldwide, being home to 22.4 million people in 2012. Its economic potential is considerable, although constant violent strife among its ethnically diverse population has earned Karachi the title of ...

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Lagos City Review

Back in the 1970s Lagos was considered so overcrowded that plans were made to move the official capital of Nigeria to a purpose-built city. Regardless of any urban planning attempts, Lagos continued sprawling, with 70% of its population living with ...

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Santiago City Review

In 2012, Santiago created half of Chile's GDP: the city is the leading business services hub in Chile and concentrates many entities in financial intermediation and insurance activities. While its industrial processing is largely low value-added, ...

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Santo Domingo City Review

Santo Domingo is the largest city in the Dominican Republic. Being home to two international airports and two of the country's major ports, Santo Domingo derives the largest share (39%) of its GVA from commerce. The city also occupies a prominent ...

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Sofia City Review

A favourable location, skilled workforce and high value-added jobs give Sofia an edge over the rest of the country: with 18% of Bulgaria's population, Sofia generated 41% of the country's GDP in 2012. This resulted in a higher household income level ...

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Taipei City Review

Taipei is a widely recognised high-tech hub, with the headquarters of major companies such as Acer, Compal Electronics and Foxconn. The city benefits from one of the highest labour productivities in Asia-Pacific, which boosts the income of its ...

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Antwerp City Review

Antwerp is the second-most important consumer market in Belgium after Brussels. The city acts as Europe's key sea transport node (the third-largest by tonnage handled in 2013), and Antwerp derives most of its wealth from the activities of its ...

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Douala City Review

Douala, an economic powerhouse of Cameroon, contributed 32% to national GDP with just 12% of the country's employed population in 2012. The city's port, one of the largest on Africa's Atlantic coast, is a focal point of local economic activities. ...

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Nairobi City Review

Home to numerous international organisations and companies, Nairobi's importance reaches far beyond Kenya's borders. The city's economy is becoming increasingly oriented towards services; a share of business services and commerce increased from 54% ...

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Quito City Review

Quito is the capital city of Ecuador. Although conceding to the country's major economic centre Guayaquil in terms of population and economic output, Quito is home to many labour-productive industries and educated population of Ecuador. Quito's ...

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Guayaquil City Review

Guayaquil is a major city in Ecuador, surpassing Quito, the country's capital city, in terms of population. Guayaquil's economic importance is primarily based on its seaport, which handles more than half of Ecuador's exports and imports. Cyclical ...

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Riga City Review

Most of Latvia's economic activities are concentrated in Riga. The city accounts for 70% of the country's total GDP and just over half of Latvia's population. The metropolitan region also attracts 77% of the FDI in the country due to its ...

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Ankara City Review

Ankara emerged as a brand new city in Turkey, following its designation as the country's capital in 1923. By 2012, Ankara ranked among the wealthiest cities in Turkey, being second only to Istanbul in average household income and population size. ...

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Istanbul City Review

Istanbul emerged as a truly global city during the last few decades, as its population and GDP per capita soared. The city benefited from its developed logistics infrastructure and the availability of convenient locations for the world's major ...

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Almaty City Review

Almaty is Kazakhstan's foremost economic centre. In 2012, the city produced 20% of the country's GDP and hosted 1.9 million people. Almaty had the fourth largest share of GVA derived from services among the world's major cities, with commerce being ...

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Jakarta City Review

Jakarta is a key commercial, political and business hub of Indonesia. In terms of human development index (a composite demographic measure), the city is more advanced than the rest of Indonesia. Rapid urbanisation across the country poses serious ...

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Tallinn City Review

In 2012, Tallinn produced 60% of Estonia's GDP and hosted 556,000 people. Tallinn is the major centre of business services in Estonia including accounting, consulting and IT activities. The city also benefits from its port, which is the third largest...

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Lisbon City Review

Lisbon is the main hub of commerce and business services in Portugal. The city benefits from a steady flow of tourists, well-developed infrastructure and research and development institutions located in the metropolitan region. In 2012 Lisbon created...

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Prague City Review

Prague is considered a favourable place for investments because of its central location in Europe, skilled labour force and relatively stable economic situation in comparison to Eastern European countries. In 2012, the city produced 36% of the Czech ...

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Budapest City Review

Budapest is the leading economic region in Hungary, with an attractive position in Europe: the city's central geographic location, connections by highways and inland commercial port provide access to major European cities. In 2012, the city produced ...

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Dubai City Review

Dubai, a renowned global business and tourist destination, saw its population double to 5.1 million over 2007-2012. Following the bailout by Abu Dhabi in 2009, Dubai concentrated on trade and tourism to ensure recovery and future growth. The city ...

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Jerusalem City Review

Jerusalem is an economically vibrant metropolis. Between 2007 and 2012, its real GDP rose by 3.4% per year, partly due to the growing economic role of the business services sector. The city's high tech industrial parks also contribute to Jerusalem's ...

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Bangalore City Review

IT has made Bangalore. High-tech activities are a driving force of the city's success: over 2007-2012 metropolitan real GDP expanded by 48%, while population increased by 19% - the greatest increased among India's major cities. Yet, like any ...

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Manila City Review

Manila is a key economic centre in the Philippines, with bustling activities in commerce, finance and outsourced services. To sustain its strong economic standing, Manila however has to solve many infrastructure challenges caused by its rapid ...

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Geneva City Review

Geneva is an attractive place for international companies to establish their businesses due to its beneficial tax regime and access to financial institutions. Banking, asset management and research are concentrated in the city. Naturally, the city's ...

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