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Full list: Lagos ranks above Dubai, Beijing, Miami, in 50 best cities in 2024



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Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, has been ranked as the 19th best city to visit in the world.

This is according to Time Out, an outlet that publishes guides and magazines.

Apart from Lagos, South Africa’s Cape Town, ranked second while Ghana’s Accra, at 44th, were the only African cities featured on the list.

Time Out said it drew its conclusion from a survey of more than 20,000 city dwellers around the world, alongside its network of editors.

The criteria used to rate the cities include food, quality and affordability, culture, nightlife, how the city makes people feel, strong community vibes, access to green space, historic sites, and much more.


See the full list.


1. New York City, United States

2. Cape Town, South Africa

3. Berlin, Germany

4. London, United Kingdom

5. Madrid, Spain

6. Mexico City, Mexico

7. Liverpool, UK.

8. Tokyo, Japan

9. Rome, Italy

10. Porto, Portugal

11. Paris, France

12. Mumbai, India

13. Lisbon, Portugal

14. Chicago, US

15. Manchester, UK

16. São Paulo, Brazil

17. Los Angeles, US

18. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

19. Lagos, Nigeria

20. Melbourne, Australia

21. Naples, Italy

22. Singapore

23. Miami, US

24. Bangkok, Thailand

25. Lima, Peru

26. Budapest, Hungary

27. Beijing, China

28. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

29. Montreal, Canada

30. Glasgow, UK

31. Sydney, Australia

32. Bueno Aires, Argentina

33. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

34. Manila, Philippines

35. Seoul, South Korea

36. Hanoi, Vietnam

37. San Francisco, US

38. Barcelona, Spain

39. Abu Dhabi, UAE

40. New Orleans, US

41. Philadelphia, US

42. Austin, US

43. Boston, US

44. Accra, Ghana

45. Marseille, France

46. Taipei, Taiwan

47. Istanbul, Turkey

48. Osaka, Japan

49. Hong Kong, China

50. Vancouver, Canada

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