Lagos Ranked 19th Best City In The World 2024

Lagos Blue Rail Line.

Time Out, a British media and hospitality firm, selected Lagos as the world’s 19th greatest city to visit.

Time Out stated on its website that its rankings were based on a survey of over 20,000 city dwellers worldwide, as well as its network of editors.

New York City was voted as the world’s number one city, while Cape Town, South Africa, was ranked second on the 50-city list.

The criteria used to rank the cities include food (quality and cost), culture, nightlife, how the city makes people feel, strong community feelings, access to open space, historic landmarks, and much more.

The list reflects cities that are great places to visit and also to live.

Encouraging global citizens to visit the city, Time Out said, “Whether you’re a staunch mainlander or from Lekki, there’s something for everyone in Lagos, Africa’s most populous city. Posh Victoria Island continues to deliver a trifecta of swanky resorts, food haunts, and nightlife.

“Lekki is for the brunchers – make Maple Lagos your first stop. On the mainland, Kuti’s Bistro in Ikeja, owned by the legendary afrobeat family, serves up reliably delicious food and hosts parties, karaoke and games nights.

“And then there are the beaches – hit up Oniru Beach for some fun in the sun, but be sure to bring naira for this private beach. For those who live for the night, Hard Rock Cafe Lagos provides a massive indoor-outdoor playground with top artists including DJ Obi (‘Obi’s House’ on Mondays), who set a Guinness World Record in 2016 for a 240-hour marathon set.”

At number 19, Lagos ranked above Melbourne, Australia; Naples, Italy; Singapore; Miami, US; Dubai, UAE; Beijing, China; Montreal, Canada among others.

See full list below:

The World’s 20 Best Cities In 2024

  1. New York City
  2. Cape Town, South Africa
  3. Berlin, Germany
  4. London, U.K.
  5. Madrid, Spain
  6. Mexico City, Mexico
  7. Liverpool, U.K.
  8. Tokyo, Japan
  9. Rome, Italy
  10. Porto, Portugal
  11. Paris, France
  12. Mumbai, India
  13. Lisbon, Portugal
  14. Chicago
  15. Manchester, U.K.
  16. São Paulo, Brazil
  17. Los Angeles
  18. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  19. Lagos
  20. Melbourne, Australia

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