New Delhi: Indians have voted Mumbai as the world's second best city in the world after Singapore for doing business and for living purpose, according to a study by market research company Ipsos.
Singapore was voted as the world's best city followed by Mumbai, New York, London, and Abu Dhabi which makes to list of top five.
Commenting on the findings, Ipsos India Head Marketing Communication Biswarup Banerjee said "Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment capital of India and it is also the most populous city in India. No wonder people across India who aspire to make it big have voted Mumbai, the city of dreams as the best place to do business and live in."
In terms of doing business, Indians perceive Mumbai as the best city followed by Singapore, Abu Dhabi, New York, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney and Paris as the top cities in the world.
The report further added that Indians have rated Mumbai as the best place to live in in the world, followed by Singapore, London, New York, Abu Dhabi, Paris, Sydney, Los Angeles, Zurich and Washington.
Meanwhile, the global survey by Ipsos, which covered 18,147 people in 24 countries said New York City, London, Paris, Abu Dhabi and Sydney are the world's favourite cities in terms of doing business in, living in and visit.
No Indian city was featured in the overall list.
Respondents chose from a list of 48 major cities and asked which ones were the best to do business in, which were best to live in and which people most wanted to visit.
Each city was given an overall score based on the sum of responses across all three categories.
The individual winners of each category globally were: New York (Best place to do business), Zurich (Best place to live) and Paris (Best place to visit), Ipsos said.
First Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 18:10