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Vancouver among top 20 of the world's most reputable cities

Our reputation precedes us, Vancouver: We are pretty great. Vancouver has ranked 16th on a new ranking of the world's most reputable cities. The list is the Reputation Institute’s 2018 City RepTrak®, considered "the world’s largest annual survey of city reputation."

Our reputation precedes us, Vancouver: We are pretty great. Vancouver has ranked 16th on a new ranking of the world's most reputable cities.

The list is the Reputation Institute’s 2018 City RepTrak®, considered "the world’s largest annual survey of city reputation."

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What factors into this reputation ranking? Factors considered include safety for residents and visitors, progressive politics, well-developed political and legal institutions. The top three key attributes driving city reputation in 2018 are safety, beauty and leadership, which together comprise 32.7% of a city’s reputation.

The top-ranking Canadian city is Montreal, which lands in 10th place on this year's list. Toronto slightly out-scored Vancouver, coming in at 13th. The highest-ranked U.S. city is San Francisco, in 20th place, while the lowest-ranked city overall is Moscow.

While there has been some movement on the list this year from 2017's ranking--and a shift to prioritize safety over beauty--the cities that "successfully manage their reputations and improve their scores are gaining the most support across stakeholders," notes a media release. Basically what this boils down to is how desirable a city is for people considering visiting, re-locating, or investing.

The global survey uses data culled via over 12,000 individual ratings from G8 nations, ranking the 56 major cities based on levels of trust, esteem, admiration, and respect.

Here's the full list of 56 cities, ranked:

1 Tokyo

2 Sydney

3 Copenhagen

4 Vienna

5 Stockholm

6 Venice

7 Rome

8 Zurich

9 Munich

10 Montreal

11 Helsinki

12 Melbourne

13 Toronto

14 Milan

15 Barcelona

16 Vancouver

17 London

18 Dublin

19 Madrid

20 San Francisco

21 Edinburgh

22 Amsterdam

23 Frankfurt

24 New York

25 Prague

26 Paris

27 Singapore

28 Gold Coast

29 Seattle

30 Brussels

31 Berlin

32 Boston

33 Athens

34 Miami

35 Manchester

36 Orlando

37 Hong Kong

38 Los Angeles

39 Budapest

40 Washington, D.C.

41 Dubai

42 New Orleans

43 St. Petersburg

44 Seoul

45 Chicago

46 Atlanta

47 Las Vegas

48 Shanghai

49 Bangkok

50 Jerusalem

51 Rio De Janeiro

52 Istanbul

53 New Delhi

54 Mexico City

55 Cairo

56 Moscow

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