London 7th best 'Youthful City'

London has been ranked seventh in a global league table of the cities most attractive to young people.

Youthful Cities: the full list

The Youthful Cities index ranked 25 cities from across the world.

Here's the full league table:

  • 1. Toronto
  • 2. Berlin
  • 3. New York City
  • 4. Dallas
  • 5. Paris
  • 6. Chicago
  • 7. London
  • 8. Los Angeles
  • 9. Tokyo
  • 10. Seoul
  • 11. Buenos Aires
  • 12. Mexico City
  • 13. Rome
  • 14. Johannesburg
  • 15. Lima
  • 16. Mumbai
  • 17. Sao Paulo
  • 18. Bogota
  • 19. Istanbul
  • 20. Shanghai
  • 21. Cairo
  • 22. Manila
  • 23. Lagos
  • 24. Nairobi
  • 25. Kinshasa

Five cities were selected in each major global region (Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, English-speaking North America) based on population size.

Economy and lifestyle analysed in youthful city index

It's the first time the Youthful Cities Index has been put together - with the help of thousands of young people worldwide.

Twenty-five cities from across the globe were measured across the following categories:

  • Civic participation
  • Diversity
  • Internal transportation
  • Digital access
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Safety & Mental Health
  • Access to education
  • Youth employment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial access
  • Economic status
  • Food and nightlife
  • Music and film
  • Fashion and art
  • Regional and global connectivity
  • Public space, sport and gaming

Social venture YouthfulCities - which aims to help young people 'build better cities' - said it was the first attempt toquantify which cities are most attractive to young people aged 15-29.

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London 7th best 'youthful city'

London scored highly for diversity - but was marked down for youth unemployment. Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

London has been placed seventh in a global league table of the cities most attractive to young people.

The capital scored highly for diversity, digital access and financial access - but was pushed down the rankings because of high youth unemployment.

Toronto came out on top, followed by Berlin and New York City.