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^--- Interesting methodology by PWC for their 2008 estimates. The data sources are solid and the mapping looks flawless, but their idea of the world's 30 largest urban agglomerations is at times just silly.

For example, how could they ignore Nagoya? 10 million people and an economy topping $491 billion in 2008 - bigger than Belgium's GDP. Yet they include Fukuoka, a city with less than 3 million people in it's greater region and on an entire tier below Nagoya among Japanese cities alone.

Also, any metro GDP list which separates San Jose from San Fran and Oakland yet includes Atlantic City in the Philly numbers cannot be taken all that seriously.
 

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^^ If you really want it dead, why would you revive it again. It was well on its way to obscurity. No posts in 10 days, but you changed that.
 

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:lol: Good point. I never look at the last post when posting. It's my weakness.
 

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I started this thread over 4 years ago :D
 

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The 100 largest municipal GDPs in the world list (2010)
1 Tokyo Japan $ 1479
2 New York U.S. $ 1406
3 Los Angeles U.S. $ 792
4 Chicago U.S. $ 574
5 London United Kingdom 565 USD
6 Paris, France $ 564
7 Osaka Japan $ 417
8 Mexico City Mexico $ 390
9 Philadelphia $ 388 United States
10 Sao Paulo Brazil $ 388
11 Boston U.S. $ 290
12 Dallas U.S. $ 268
13 Washington U.S. $ 258
14 Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong $ 244
15 San Francisco U.S. $ 242
16 Atlanta U.S. $ 236
17 Houston U.S. $ 235
18 Miami U.S. $ 231
19 Buenos Aires Argentina $ 222
20 Seoul South Korea $ 218
21 Toronto Canada $ 209
22 Detroit U.S. $ 203
23 Madrid Spain $ 188
24 Seattle U.S. $ 186
25 Moscow Russia $ 181
26 Sydney Australia $ 172
27 Phoenix U.S. $ 156
28 Minneapolis U.S. $ 155
29 San Diego U.S. $ 153
30 Rio de Janeiro Brazil $ 152
31 Barcelona Spain $ 140
32 Shanghai China $ 139
33 Melbourne Australia $ 135
34 Istanbul Turkey $ 133
35 Denver U.S. $ 130
36 Singapore Singapore $ 129
37 Taipei Taiwan $ 129
38 Mumbai India $ 126
39 Rome Italy $ 123
40 Montreal Canada $ 120
41 Milan Italy $ 115
42 Baltimore U.S. $ 110
43 Metro Manila Philippines $ 108
44 Brasilia Brazil $ 101
44 St. Louis $ 101 U.S.
45 China Beijing $ 99
46 Cairo Egypt $ 98
47 Jakarta Indonesia $ 98
48 St. Petersburg U.S. $ 97
49 Pusan South Korea $ 95
50 Kolkata India $ 94
51 Vienna Austria $ 93
52 Delhi India $ 93
53 Tel Aviv Israel $ 92
54 Santiago Chile $ 91
55 Cleveland U.S. $ 90
57 Tehran Iran $ 88
58 Portland U.S. $ 87
59 Bogotá Colombia $ 86
60 St. Petersburg Russia $ 85
61 Guangzhou China 84 USD
62 Pittsburgh U.S. $ 80
63 Riyadh Saudi Arabia $ 80
64 Lisbon Portugal 79 USD
65 Vancouver Canada $ 79
66 Johannesburg South Africa $ 79
67 Monterrey Mexico $ 78
68 Stockholm Sweden $ 76
69 Cape Town South Africa $ 75
70 Berlin Germany $ 75
71 Athens Greece $ 73
72 Birmingham United Kingdom $ 72
73 Fukuoka Japan $ 72
74 Manchester United Kingdom $ 69
75 Lima Peru $ 67
76 Guadalajara Mexico $ 81
77 Curitiba Brazil $ 60
78 Hamburg Germany $ 58
79 Turin Italy $ 58
80 Lyon, France $ 56
81 Jeddah Saudi Arabia $ 55
82 Karachi Pakistan $ 55
83 Dhaka Bangladesh $ 52
84 Munich Germany $ 50
85 Dublin Ireland 49 USD
86 Leeds United Kingdom $ 48
87 Warsaw Poland $ 48
88 Belo Horizonte, Brazil $ 46
89 Bangalore India $ 45
90 Porto Alegre Brazil $ 44
91 Helsinki Finland $ 43
92 Naples Italy $ 43
93 Budapest Hungary $ 43
94 Zurich Switzerland $ 42
95 Ankara Turkey $ 42
96 Netherlands Amsterdam $ 42
97 Auckland New Zealand $ 41
98 Copenhagen Denmark $ 41
99 Fortaleza Brazil $ 41
100 Rotterdam Netherlands $ 40
 

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Those figures are illogical...............Toronto and Philly are nearly the same size but Philly's GDP is nearly twice Toronto's and Seoul has 4 times the population of Boston but a smaller GDP??
 

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So am I just missing seeing Frankfurt in the world's top 100 municipal GDP ranking here? After London it is Europe's chief financial center and an Alpha City at that. Pretty sure it should be higher than say Ankara, Naples or Cape Town. Just saying.
 

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The figures for the German cities are completely wrong anyway. How can the Hamburg metro area have a GDP of $58 billion when Hamburg proper has a GDP of €89 billion?
 

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Those figures are illogical...............Toronto and Philly are nearly the same size but Philly's GDP is nearly twice Toronto's and Seoul has 4 times the population of Boston but a smaller GDP??
It does seem fishy considering Toronto per capita income would have to be substantially lower than Philadelphia per capita income to give Philly a GDP 50% larger than Toronto's GDP. Canadian per capita income in 2010 was $50,265 US and Toronto is at about the Canadian national average.

Either these figures are way off or Philadelphia has per capita income of $75,000; 50% higher than the US average. Per capita income in Toronto and Philly are likely quite similar so their GDP should be comparable; roughly $300 billion.


http://www.gfmag.com/gdp-data-country-reports/304-canada-gdp-country-report.html#axzz1UQ428Udq

Population of Metropolitan Philadelphia in 2010: 5,965,343
Population of Metropolitan Toronto in 2010: 5,741,400
 

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èđđeůx;81118038 said:
NY metro with a higher gdp than Tokyo metro someday?
Japan is dealing with real issues and has to depend now on international charity just to maintain. New York's city received a Trillion+ bailout in 2008 to deal with it's "problem".
GDP rankings should be considered relative.​
 
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