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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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Kuala Lumpur City Review

Kuala Lumpur is the key political, financial and economic hub of Malaysia and one of the fastest-growing cities in Asia Pacific. The official plans to place the city among the world's top cities by 2020 include strong economic growth, tackling ...

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Abu Dhabi City Review

The UAE's oil giant, Abu Dhabi, is recognising the need to diversify its economy. Although oil will remain a major source of GDP, non-oil industries are expected to emerge as the new engines of its economy. The city also aims to use oil receipts to ...

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Dubai City Review

Dubai, a renowned business and tourist destination, saw its population leap from 3.6 to 5.2 million over 2008-2013. 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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Copenhagen City Review

In economic terms Copenhagen is among the top 10 Western European growth cities. With the trading links to other European markets, the city is the leading hub of commerce in Denmark. Exports comprised 43% of Copenhagen's GDP in 2013. Among Western ...

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Barcelona City Review

Barcelona is the leading industrial hub of Spain. The city generates 18% of the country's total GVA in the goods-producing, energy and mining industries. A highly-educated workforce and relatively low salaries make Barcelona the most attractive place...

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Amsterdam City Review

Amsterdam is the major centre of business services in the Netherlands, with a beneficial tax regime and well-developed infrastructure. The services sector in the city is also characterised by the international profile of its businesses. Overall, ...

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Helsinki City Review

Helsinki is as an essential participant in Finland's economy, with the busiest port in the country and a strong position in services. The city also benefits from great labour productivity. In 2013 Helsinki accounted for 38% of Finland's GDP and was ...

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Bangkok City Review

Bangkok is the driving force of Thailand's economy, generating 44% of the country's total GDP in 2013. The economic efficiency of the city is related to its major infrastructure facilities (including its seaport and Bangkok International airport, the...

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Vancouver City Review

In 2013, Vancouver was home to 2.4 million people, and thanks to Canada's liberal immigration policies and well-promoted liveability of the city, the city's population is rapidly growing. Vancouver is also an expensive city in which to live in ...

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Dublin City Review

Dublin could be rightfully called the engine of Ireland's economy, with banking, financial management and IT services concentrated in the city. Recent years (2008-2013), however, have been ruinous to the city's economy: Dublin lost the largest share ...

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Osaka City Review

Osaka is Japan's second metropolis by population size and economic importance. While the city ranks considerably below Tokyo in its international importance and attractiveness to multinational corporations, the Osaka metropolitan region hosts ...

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Miami City Review

In 2013, Miami registered the second largest share of GVA derived from services among world's major cities, with commerce accounting for 28% of Miami's GVA. Miami's economy is greatly shaped by the area's attractiveness to tourists and its role as a ...

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Los Angeles City Review

With 13.1 million inhabitants in 2013, Los Angeles is the second largest city in the US. The city concentrates television and film production, and is often referred to as the world's entertainment capital. Besides creative industries, well-developed ...

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Phoenix City Review

Phoenix is one of the major economic centres in the US Southwest thanks to its good geographic location, trade and tourism activities. The city is also a hub of outsourced activities in business services. Strong economic potential, cheap housing and ...

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Philadelphia City Review

Philadelphia derives economic strength from its advantageous location half way between New York and Washington, as well as relatively low business operation costs. In 2013, GVA produced per employee was 17% higher in the city than in the rest of the ...

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Delhi City Review

Delhi is a fast developing metropolis. Over 2008-2013 its economy expanded by 53% in real terms, while the total population rose by 13% overall. The city's economic landscape is rapidly shifting toward high value added services such as finance and ...

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Boston City Review

Boston is a highly innovative, knowledge-based economy, with a GDP of US$347 billion in 2013. Finance, professional services, healthcare and education are thriving industries in the metropolis. Yet, despite Boston's abundant job opportunities and ...

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Tunis City Review

Tunis is a competitive economic hub in the Middle East and North Africa region. As of 2013 the city contributed 37% to Tunisia's total GDP and was home to almost a quarter of the country's population. Revolutionary 2011 brought some disruption to ...

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Montreal City Review

Montreal stands out in Canada for its scientific, retailing and logistics potential. The city continues growing both in terms of population and GDP. The Port of Montreal, the second biggest container handling port in the country, is an important hub ...

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Berlin City Review

Due to its communist legacy, Berlin has traditionally been a laggard among German cities. Nonetheless, thanks to decades of federal investment projects, rising tourism and growing interest in its real estate, Berlin is finally taking its grip and ...

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New York City Review

New York is the world's leading city by business services GVA - not least thanks to the thriving finance industry in the city. The high-value-added jobs in business services and high labour productivity make the city's population the most affluent in...

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Cairo City Review

A prominent trade and tourist hub, Cairo contributes 35% of Egypt's total GDP, with 24% of the country's employed population as of 2013. However, internationally, the city's economic footing is shaky: Cairo's labour productivity (or GDP per employee)...

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Toronto City Review

In 2013, Toronto metropolitan region accounted for 19% of Canada's GVA and was home to 5.8 million people. The city is the third largest financial centre in North America, hosting international banks, accounting and insurance companies. The Toronto ...

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Tokyo City Review

Tokyo is the world's largest metropolis, with 37 million people in 2013. The city continues to grow, albeit at a slower rate, thanks to incoming migrants attracted by the ample work opportunities. Tokyo is a well functioning metropolis - for example,...

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Minsk City Review

In 2013 Minsk accounted for 27% of national GDP and 22% of the total Belarusian population. The city's greater involvement in foreign trade and a higher concentration of foreign direct investment compared to other Belarusian regions contributes to ...

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Washington City Review

Washington has more to offer than being "a government city". It is one of the most post-industrial metropolises in the US. Business services is the leading sector in the city's economy, claiming an outstanding 43% of local GVA in 2013. Washington ...

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Chicago City Review

Chicago has a well-developed financial and professional services industry, thanks to the availability of an educated workforce, beneficial business environment and high quality of life. The city is a major financial centre in North America. In 2013, ...

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Ho Chi Minh city City Review

Over the last few decades (since 1993), Ho Chi Minh City has undergone years of impressive population and economic growth. Due to such intensive development, the city's area is gradually expanding beyond its current borders, and provinces surrounding...

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Shenzhen City Review

With a population of 10.6 million and GDP of US$234 billion in 2013, 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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Beijing City Review

Beijing is China's administrative and educational centre, at the same time hosting important manufacturing and research sites. In pursuit of a "headquarters economy", Beijing is aiming to attract more high value-added services into the city. At the ...

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Tianjin City Review

Tianjin is a vital manufacturing base in North China. Located in relatively close proximity to Beijing, Tianjin has attracted a number of strategic industries and enjoyed preferential policy treatment. The Chinese government has plans to transform ...

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Shanghai City Review

Shanghai may be regarded as China's most advanced city. Its economy is heavily orientated towards services, and growth in wage rates poses challenges to the competitiveness of many manufacturing industries in the city (particularly wage-sensitive ...

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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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Wuhan City Review

Wuhan is located in central China, at the major river ways connecting the city to the country's coastal areas. The convenient geographic location has helped the city to prosper as a hub for manufacturing, logistics and education. Wuhan is striving to...

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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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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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