We’ve come up with the definitive list of the world’s best shopping cities. We chose to base our ranking on 3 factors:
For value for money, we decided to use a shopping ‘bucket’ - made up of the cost of a pair of Nike shoes, a pair of Levi’s jeans and a trip on public transport.
For visitor numbers, we sourced annual tourist numbers for each city.
For friendliness, we sourced data for a tourist friendliness rating attributed to each country the cities are in.
Our ranking of the 25 best shopping cities in the world uses 3 main sources of data. They are:
Consolidating all of this data, we were then able to rank the best cities for shopping all around the world.
*Note: where one of the cities wasn’t featured on Mastercard’s Index, we used the following sources: