Bilbao, the best city in the world for walking, according to World’s Best Cities 2024 report
- The report drawn up by the North American Resonance Consultancy also highlights the Basque city for being in 15th place in terms of the percentage of the population with a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification.
World’s Best Cities 2024, a ranking of the world’s best urban destinations to live in, visit and invest in, has included Bilbao in its 100 best cities list. The top three spots go to London, Paris and New York respectively.
“Smart, safe and economically vibrant, Bilbao is redesigning the European good life”, the report states, and it also highlights the Basque city as “one of Europe’s most welcoming cities”. Indeed, it draws in first place with Valencia for its Walk Score (ease of pedestrian mobility) and is in 19th place for its biking infrastructure.
The report also praises the educational attainment of the human capital of Bilbao with respect to other cities. Specifically, the capital of Bizkaia is in 15th place in terms of the percentage of the population with a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification.
World’s Best Cities
Every year Resonance Consultancy, a consultancy group in matters related to housing, tourism and economic development, analyses over 270 cities from around the world (principal cities of metropolitan areas with populations of more than one million) in order to determine the Top 100 by means of a combination of core statistics and qualitative evaluations and recommendations by locals and visitors using 24 indexes grouped into six categories: place, promotion, product, programming, people and prosperity.