Hong Kong recently topped the list of 209 priciest cities in the world. However, McKinsey researchers took time to detect the potential 2025 world’s richest cities.
Judging from their successes these are 7 cities that are most likely to make the 2025 world’s richest cities:
Doha is the capital of Qatar. By GDP per capita, the Arabian city capital is making waves. In anticipation of the Soccer World Cup in 2022, the city has prospects to sky-rocket to the priciest cities of the world. Already Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world.
Bergen is located on southwestern coast of Norway. The city which is surrounded by mountains and fjords is the 2nd most populous city in Norway. Bergen is the centre of Norway’s energy industry, shipping, and marine research.
Trondheim is Norway’s 3rd largest city and the 4th largest urban area. With a 2016 population of 187,353, Trondheim is the 3rd most populous city in Norway.
It is the base of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and other top-tech institutions. The GSM invention kicked off in this area. Currently the location has over 550 startups with more than 10,000 employees.
Country: South Korea
This city is located in Gyeonggi Province, south of Seoul. It is home to a good number of research facilities for international tech-giants including Kia, Hyundai and Samsung. The Universal Studios park project which cost about $3.1 billion is expected to create at least 58,000 new jobs.
Country: South Korea
Just like Hwaseong, Asan is another exotic location for international brands like Hyundai and Samsung. Asan houses about 14 industrial complexes. Large scale shipments are made here as well.
6. Rhine Ruhr
Rhine Ruhr is Germany’s mega-city and the largest metropolitan region. It covers an area of 7,110 square kilometers with a population of 11 million people. After Paris and London, this is the 3rd largest urban area in Europe. Rhine Ruhr is the base for most German industrial and financial institutions. It is expected to make it to the 2025 world’s richest cities.
Until 1999, Macau was a Portuguese overseas territory. Macau is doing great with tourism, textile production and exports, manufacturing, banking and finance services. Regardless of its economic setback in the past year, experts still foresee it as one of the potential 2025 world’s richest cities.