There is a huge difference between travelling to a city and choosing to move to a different city. Some people love to travel, but would never dare take off and start a life somewhere new. However, there comes a time in everyone’s life where you begin to ask yourself, is this where I really want to live for the rest of my life? Some people are happy staying in the same location forever, while others have a need for something more. When that time comes, it is important to truly think about what you want out of a city, where you would be happy and also what you need from a city to be happy.
This is why we at TheRichest thought it would be fun to make a list of the ten most desired cities to live in on the planet. There are a lot of incredible places in the world, which is why making this list was such a challenge! However, the following ten cities have everything you need from architectural beauty to rich culture and history. Many people dream about visiting these ten locations, and anyone who is fortunate enough to live in any of these cities should consider themselves lucky. Sometimes the thing you need most is a change of location and a new pace in life, and I assure you, moving to any of these ten cities will do just that for you.
10. Milan, Italy
Good food, beautiful scenery and incredible people are just a few of the reasons why so many people dream of having the opportunity of living there. Milan is a city which is full of life, culture, history and beauty. Located in Italy, many people dream of simply being able to visit this incredible city, let alone live there. One of the best things about Milan is its location; in just a few hours by train you can get almost anywhere in Europe. Milan is a great place to live for anyone who appreciates and simply loves life and has a passion for food and travel.
9. Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas, where everything is bigger. Yes, that’s right, bigger land, bigger money, bigger opportunity, which is why so many people have a desire to move there. Texas is booming right now, and not only are there a ton of opportunities, it is also an extremely cool place to live. Dallas has a good night life, good looking people, quality food and a lot of land. Not to mention there are numerous incredible museums to check out as well as some pretty awesome city tours. All in all, Dallas is one of those up and coming cities that countless people are dying to move to.
8. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is by far one of the trendiest cities on the planet. Japan is literally on the other side of the world, which only adds to the surreal aspect that some people experience when travelling there. Countless people from around the world would die for the opportunity to live in a city like Tokyo. Not only is it incredibly beautiful, but it is one of the cleanest cities with the most respectful people in the world. With incredible foods, amazing job opportunities and stunning scenery, there are not many reasons why you shouldn’t move to Japan. I think the biggest problem with moving to Tokyo is learning the language and adapting to the culture. However, if you are able to do that then there is no shortage of opportunities to help you lead an amazing life.
7. Toronto, Canada
Maybe its Drake who made this city cool again, but Toronto has put Canada back on the map, and people are actually down to move there. Not only have artists like Drake and The Weeknd made “The Six” cool again, they have also given people the desire to want to move there. Toronto has an awesome night life and countless festivals throughout the year, especially during the months of summer. Toronto is one of Canada’s biggest and most popular cities, and if you spend some time there, you’ll see why. In recent years, it has significantly stepped its game up, with more job opportunities, diverse cultures and street cred. Toronto earned its spot on this list.
6. Paris, France
Oh, Paris, city of love. A city filled with history, fashion, art, beauty and so much more. Paris is one of those locations that is on almost everyone’s bucket list. There is something special in the air in Paris that makes most people who visit want to move there. Not only is Paris rich in substance, it is also a city that has a lot of opportunities, especially in creative fields. If you are thinking of moving anywhere in Europe, Paris is somewhere that is definitely worth considering. Not to mention it’s also the city that the Pixar movie Ratatouille was based in, so it has that going for it!
5. Miami, Florida
Who doesn’t want to live in a city that has beautiful beaches, awesome real estate, good food, beautiful women and some of the best night life in the world? Miami is one of the hottest cities right now, and it’s not only because of the sun (though that helps!). Miami has awesome business opportunities as well as amazing people. Many people believe this city to be a little shallow, however if you break through the superficial shell of this awesome city, you are guaranteed to love living there. Miami beach is one of the most popular vacation destinations and now people from around the globe are starting to want to pack up their bags and live a life of a permanent vacation in Miami (let’s just hope they have money!).
4. London, England
London is one of the most fabulous places on the planet. Don’t believe me? Just ask anyone who has had the privilege of going. London is a city filled with everything one can possibly desire, from incredible museums to some of the best schools in the world. No matter what your long-term goal in life is, London is somewhere where tons of people move to, to try and make a living. What is awesome about living in Europe is how easy it is to travel throughout the continent. Those who live in London tend to take weekends away from the city, in places like The Netherlands, France and even Italy! Though you probably aren’t going to run into Harry Potter.
3. Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles is known as being one of the most popular and recognizable cities in the entire world. Most people automatically link Los Angeles with Hollywood, and although it is true that Los Angeles is home to some of the world’s biggest superstars, it is also a regular city just like anywhere else. LA is a huge city with people from all walks of life, which is part of what makes it interesting. People move to Los Angeles with a purpose and with numerous opportunities around the city (beyond just acting!). I am sure if you ask the people that live there, they would agree that it is a great place to call home, especially if you love the sun!
2. Dubai, UAE
Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and well deserving of the number two spot on our list. Dubai is one of the most lucrative places to live for any young person who is looking to start out their career. Although it presents a different lifestyle than most of us are used to, this amazing city has an impressive amount to offer those who live there. As many of you know, Dubai is completely man made. This includes man made beaches, ski hills and of course some of the most insane shopping malls to ever be built. Dubai is one of those places that people move to in order to make a name for themselves. It is hard not to fall in love with the luxurious amenities and modern architecture that Dubai has to offer.
1. New York City, New York
The world has a lot of phenomenal cities, but no location on this planet can ever be comparable to New York City. New York is a city where dreams are made, character is built and life is lived. People from around the world dream of living the life of a New Yorker. Although it is a tough city to make it in, it is by far the most inspiring, culture filled city in the world. Artists, stock brokers and real estate agents all dream about one day making it in the big city. New York is the artistic hub of the world and it is so filled with history, making it a very special place. Although most New Yorkers are heartless, the good people you will find in the city will just be even more appreciated. Living in NYC may mean paying a ridiculous rent for a tiny apartment and working literally all day, but there is a reason why people do it! And that’s because New York is the most desirable city in the world.