WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT AND HOW WE'VE DONE IT

We’ve come up with the definitive list of the world’s best shopping cities. We chose to base our ranking on 3 factors:

  • Value for money
  • Visitor numbers
  • City friendliness

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.

METHODOLOGY

Our ranking of the 25 best shopping cities in the world uses 3 main sources of data. They are:

  • We used the Numbeo database to work out how much our shopping ‘bucket’ would cost in each city.

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:

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