The ‘Global 2012 City Reputation Index’ compiled by Australian research consultants AMR and the Research Institute, has put both Sydney and Melbourne in the top ten most reputable cities in the world.
About the study
The study is based on research collated online, surveying more than 18,500 residents the G8 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK and US). Participants could not rate cities in their country of residence. One hundred cities were included in the study based upon factors such as population size, GDP and level of tourism.
AMR’s Reputation Practice Director and Managing Director, Oliver Freedman, said each city’s ranking was based on a range of dimensions, including culture, physical beauty, infrastructure, leaders, business environment, safety, financial stability and technology, among those residents familiar with the cities.
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The top ten ranking cities are:
10) MelbourneThe bottom ranking cities are:
Other Australian cities
This year Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide appeared for the first time and were ranked 32nd, 33rd and 35th respectively, despite being relatively unknown.