Miami is among the best cities in the world, according to World’s Best Cities’ 2024 ranking of the most desirable cities planet wide.
The publication analyzed over 270 cities around the world based on three main pillars: livability (including metrics like walkability, bikeability, landmarks, parks and recreation, museums and higher education options) lovability (including culture, nightlife, restaurants, shopping, attractions and internet searches) and prosperity (including educational attainment, labor force participation, gross domestic product, or GDP, poverty rates, etc.).
Miami ranked at No. 54 overall, making it the 12th-best U.S. city on the list. The metro previously ranked at No. 6 on the publication’s 2023 ranking of the best cities in America.
But what makes Miami so great compared to other cities worldwide? For one, the metro has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents in America, adding to an already-growing population. Miami is also the city with the seventh-most Instagram hashtags.
Miami ranked at No. 36 for its quantity of startups, with $400 million generated by local businesses in the second quarter of the year. Residential construction is also booming, with the new Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Residences Miami poised to become the tallest residential tower south of New York City upon completion.
Furthermore, Miami is especially livable thanks to a wide variety of outdoor activities and locales across the area.