By 2030, China to Dominate World’s Richest Cities List

on May 9 2014 | in List of Lists | by | with 1 Comment

Shanghai, skyline, China's richest cities

By 2030, Chinese cities are expected to replace nine European cities in the top 50 in terms of GDP, according to Oxford Economics.

Nine Chinese cities will be in the Top 50 while eight European cities will drop off the list completely. China’s top cities by 2030 are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Tianjin, Shenzen, and Chongqing.

Between 2013 and 2030, Shanghai’s expected gain in GDP is $734 billion and Beijing’s gain is expected at $594 billion.

The biggest cities in the world by GDP in 2030 are Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Shanghai.



image source: andreas pamminger

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One Response to By 2030, China to Dominate World’s Richest Cities List

  1. Yes, That’s all very nice and so on, but the difference is that until China relaxes its capital controls, those Chinese people in those Chinese cities are restricted to buying product only in China (unless they go on an overseas vacation). So the GDP is captured and remains washing around the same old system. The Europeans are free to spend their money wherever they want. I don’t think you’d find any European especially wanting to swap places and going to live in a Chinese city with a higher GDP. It’s not about luxury this piece, its really about State managed economics.

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