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Cities that Beat New York

For each category, name any world city which ranks higher than New York City.
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Last updated: June 26, 2020
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Rank
Category
Cities
4
Most populous city that isn't a capital
Guangzhou | Shanghai | Mumbai
2
Most populous urban area in North America
Mexico City
8
Most international tourists
Hong Kong | Bangkok | London | Singapore | Macau | Paris | Dubai
5
Northernmost megacity
Moscow | London | Paris | Istanbul
2
Most skyscrapers
Hong Kong
3
Most expensive
Zurich | San Francisco
2
Best for fashion
Paris
4
Most metro rail stations
Shanghai | Guangzhou | Seoul
6
Tallest building
Dubai | Shanghai | Mecca | Shenzhen | Seoul
4
U.S. city with the highest quality of life
San Francisco | Boston | Honolulu
5
U.S. city with the most homeless people
Los Angeles | San Francisco | Seattle | San Jose
6 (t)
Most populous in the year 1850 A.D.
London | Paris | Beijing | Guangzhou | Istanbul
6
Busiest U.S. airport
Atlanta | Los Angeles | Chicago | Dallas | Denver
7
Most opera performances
Moscow | Berlin | Vienna | London | Budapest | Hamburg
5
Most Michelin stars
Tokyo | Kyoto | Paris | Osaka
8
Most populous city as a percent of its continent
Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane | São Paulo | Perth |
Mexico City | Buenos Aires
6
Fastest growing U.S. city
San Antonio | Fort Worth | Houston | Phoenix | Charlotte
2
Most appealing for working abroad
London
7
Most populous coastal city
Guangzhou | Tokyo | Shanghai | Jakarta | Manila | Mumbai
2
Most populous 7-letter urban area
Jakarta
6 Comments
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Level 62
Mar 30, 2021
Super quiz; just realised about Zurich after the time ran out.
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Level 77
Oct 29, 2021
What do you mean by "abroad" in the antepenultimate question? Surely it depends on where you live?
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Level 89
Nov 2, 2021
Going by the 2020 U.S. Census, New York blows every other city out of the water with a 600,000+ increase in population.
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Level 32
Oct 24, 2022
Shouldn't Beijing qualify for the last question? Otherwise this was a fun quiz that I enjoyed.
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Level 72
Jan 14, 2023
Wikipedia has Beijing at 21.8M poeple vs New York's 19.4M in urban area, so should probably be on that list
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Level 22
May 17, 2024
Istanbul should be accepted as "the most populous city that is not a capital".