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Old 01-16-2014, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I don't put all that much stock in the GaWC listing, but one I'm scratching my head over is Nicosia, Cyprus.

It has a metro of less than 300,000, is in a pretty obscure country - yet is apparently the richest city in the Middle East by purchasing power.

Yet it's on the same level as cities like Birmingham, Brisbane, Rio de Janeiro, Kolkata, Detroit, Denver, St. Louis, San Diego, Perth, Lagos and even Osaka? Why is Osaka so low? Surely Nicosia cannot be on the 'same level' as Osaka? I don't know how exactly they figure this out.

 
Old 01-16-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Nicosia is Gamma- at best imo, Osaka and Rio should be Beta+.
 
Old 01-16-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Nicosia is Gamma- at best imo, Osaka and Rio should be Beta+.
I agree. Osaka should even be alpha, considering it has a vast metro of 18 million and has such a big GDP. I guess it's just not that global.
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