Moscow improved and maintained high positions in 17 international rankings since the beginning of the year and ranked high in four rankings published for the first time. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov during the Conference "International ratings of countries and cities: methodology, data, transparency" on September 28.
“We are systematically improving our positions from year to year in terms of digitalization, the quality of the urban environment, safety, and investment attractiveness. Ratings are a mirror, a reflection of what has been done. At the same time, the rating always gives an opportunity to look at the neighbors. One of the key tasks for us, especially during a pandemic, is to attract investment to the capital. Global practice shows that international ratings for investors are a kind of “quality indicator”, therefore participation in them is strategically important and effective in relation to the attractiveness of the capital. Of the 17 international ratings already published in 2021, Moscow improved and maintained high positions and also ranked high in four ratings published for the first time. To a large extent, this is a systemic result of the city's policy of supporting investments,” said Vladimir Efimov.
The Analytical Center of Moscow constantly monitors and analyzes more than 80 international city ratings. In 2021, Moscow for the first time took the lead in the Public Spaces category and placed third as most attractive for residents among 16 megacities in the world in the Cities of Choice BCG ranking. Moscow took 14th place in the ranking of the Eden Strategy Institute Top-50 Smart City Government 2020/2021. In addition, for the first time Moscow came to the front among European historic metropolises in the field of preserving cultural heritage sites, a ranking compiled by PwC. Moscow was also recognized as one of the leading cities in the world in terms of performance, infrastructural equipment and uniqueness of digital services in schools according to the results of a BCG study.
Moscow ranked 4th in The World's 100 Best Cities ranking. The ranking is compiled by the reputable consulting company Resonance Consultancy based on indicators such as tourist attraction, living convenience, working and doing business.
Moscow managed to improve its high positions and take the lead in terms of the efficiency of urban transport in the McKinsey ranking. In addition, Moscow was ranked 5th in Europe and 18th in the world in terms of the development of the financial technology ecosystem in the Findexable ranking. In September 2021, Moscow moved to 50th place in the Z / Yen global financial centers of the world ranking, and since 2014 it has been included in the top 25 global cities of the future ranking and this year it placed second among the largest megacities in the world in terms of the strategy of promoting foreign direct investment.