Whether the issue is standard of living, infrastructure, educational and research environment, or the economy, Munich is often found at or near the top of national and international rankings.
Munich in national rankings
1st place bitkom Smart City Index
The industry association bitkom ranks German cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants in relation to smart city developments. Munich reaches first place for the first time in 2023, overtaking Hamburg. Munich scores particularly well with newly implemented measures in administration and IT & communications.
PROGNOS examines all of Germany’s 400 administrative districts with respect to demographics, the labor market, standard of living, social environment, competitiveness and innovation. Munich is the strongest economic region in Germany: the city and surrounding region was considered to have the strongest prospects for the future in Germany. The City of Munich is currently in third place behind Erlangen.
The Global Cities Outlook assesses the future outlook for 156 international cities based on quality of life, the economy, innovation, and governance. Munich is ranked fourth and scores particularly highly with respect to innovation.
In this study the Canadian consultancy company Resonance compares the world’s 50 most-visited cities based on criteria such as percentage of total energy needs met by renewable energy, percentage of public green spaces, and percentage of population who use public transportation to go to work. Munich is ranked the second greenest city in the world, behind only Vienna.
The international consultancy Mercer regularly examines the quality of living in major cities around the world. As in 2019, Munich is again among the top 10 in 2023, making it one of the cities with the highest quality of living worldwide. Munich scores points for economic prosperity, efficient public transport, and a wide range of cultural offerings.