More than half of the world’s population lives in cities and, as you know, security is one of the biggest factors in the development of a country’s tourism. Holidaymakers now give a great importance to security when going abroad. Looking at Numbeo’s data this year, the 100 most secure cities in the world have been released. According to the data, we listed the first 23 cities for you.
1. Doha – Qatar
In Doha, the capital of Qatar, visitors will still find themselves in the safest city in the world. The Museum of Islamic Art, designed by IM Pei and inspired by traditional Islamic architecture, is home to Islamic art from three different continents lasting more than 1,400 years. Doha, which is developing very fast and building more hotels, museums and parks, seems to be trying to make a name as one of the world’s most exciting places.
2. Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Although the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, has a population of over 1 million, only 420,000 people are actually citizens. (Most of them are expatriates from other Arab countries, mainly from South Asia, England and Horn of Africa). The city is also full of gigantic gardens and parks, as well as magnificent skyscrapers and high-quality hotels.
3. Quebec City – Canada
Quebec City is one of the few cities in North America. One of the most romantic cities on the planet, the Old Town was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and as a city with just over 700,000 residents, it’s got a safety index of 85.36, landing it in the top three.
4. Osaka – Japan
Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It’s known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical landmark. It’s surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees.
Singapore is actually a city-state, meaning it’s a nation that consists of a single city but there’s quite a lot happening in that city. The second most densely populated country in the world with a population of 5.6 million, Singapore is full of workers and expats from all over the world, and its food scene is impressive too, with influences from the Chinese, Malay, and Indian communities that have thrived here.
6. Tokyo – Japan
Tokyo, Japan’s capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. Known for its nightlife and amazing technology, Tokyo is striving to become even more advanced in preparation for hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics.
7. Munich – Germany
Munich is definitely a mandatory stop if you’re ever in Germany, especially if you’re a millennial. Some of its museums are considered to be of better quality than the ones in Berlin, and with so many schools and multinational companies based here, it’s no wonder that the birthplace of Oktoberfest is also considered a leading city in engineering, research, business, and more.
8. Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Dubai is constantly pushing the boundaries of technology and architecture, it’s home to the tallest structure in the world: the Burj Khalifa. The Dubai Mall (also the largest in the world) contributes greatly to Dubai’s reputation as a shopper’s paradise, with over 1,200 stores , 120 restaurants, a theme park, an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, and even a 250-room luxury hotel. Consider going in July, when Dubai is among the cheapest places to travel.
9. Basel – Switzerland
A day trip to Basel is not a bad idea if you decide to visit the other Swiss cities on this list. The heart of Dreiländereck, or ”three countries corner,” it shares a border with both France and Germany. It has over two dozen museums, and it hosts several events and festivals throughout the year, including BaselWorld, the largest jewelry and watch trade show in the world.
10. Irvine – California
Relax in Irvine, one of America’s least stressed cities probably because it’s also the safest. The master-planned city is a college town with access to the famous Newport Beach, and if you’re not looking to hit the waves, you can also explore its many parks, restaurants, and galleries.
11. Rijeka – Croatia
Rijeka has a beautiful harbor. There are beaches, theaters, diving, churches, outdoor trails, castles, towers and many museums in this magnificent harbor. This city in Croatia also has a security index of 82.75 and has risen nine points and was selected as the 2020 European Capital of Culture together with the city of Galway in Ireland.
12. Taipei – Taiwan
Taiwan is another great East Asian destination, and Taipei is one of the most fun-filled cities in the world. You can eat both very good and very cheap food in Taipei. The restaurants may not look very luxurious but the quality of the food is tremendous. In addition to local Taiwanese specialties, there are also many restaurants that offer regional, Indian, Japanese and even Italian cuisines from all over China. Take a trip to the National Palace Museum to see one of the most significant collections of Chinese imperial artifacts in the world.
13. Zurich – Switzerland
Switzerland’s largest city is one of the most important aspects of contemporary art and shopping. Zurich has been ranked among the cities with the highest living standard for years now, and part of that is definitely its level of safety. The Kunsthaus and the Rietberg Museum exhibit important works of art. The 500 clubs and bars in Zurich capture the pulse of life until the early hours of the morning, including those by the swimming pools. Right near the Swiss Alps for your mountain adventures, Zurich is also home to the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the busiest shopping streets in the world.
14. Tartu – Estonia
Tartu is a great place to explore Estonian history and culture, with many museums, churches and theaters. Besides being the second largest city in the country, it is also full of students, making it easier for English speakers to navigate.
15. Eskişehir – Turkey
Eskisehir, Turkey to the north west of the city and with two big universities, Eskisehir is a college town that’s become even more safe in recent years and holds a great mix of modern, traditional, and ancient Turkish life. It’s largely known for its hamams, or Turkish baths, some of which date back to the time of the Ottomans.
16. Tallinn – Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, is the country’s cultural hub. Tallinn is a very popular destination in the summer, and for good reason. It’s quite safe with an index of 79.33, rising six spots since last year, and a history that goes back to medieval times, as seen with the medieval houses and cobbled streets in the absolutely gorgeous Old City.
17. Tbilisi – Georgia
Tbilisi is the capital of the country of Georgia. Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. In recent years, Tbilisi has grown as a tourist destination due to Georgia’s growing hospitality industry. It’s the nation’s capital, and it has a safety index of 79.24. Try a sulfur bath in the city’s bath district or check out the local tea plantation before heading to one of its parks or lakes for a nice breath of fresh air.
18. Hong Kong
Hong Kong is possibly the most cosmopolitan city in all of Asia, and while it is technically a Special Administrative Region of China, it’s very much autonomous and a world of its own. It has a 79.08 rating, falling five places from last year, and a fantastic food scene. Get to Victoria Peak for an amazing view of the entire island.
19. Reykjavik – Iceland
Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country’s capital and largest city. It’s home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.Visit the world’s northernmost capital, where you can experience Iceland’s friendly and creative culture. Reykjavik should definitely be on your travel list. It has a security index of 78.43, rising 13 points from last year and is a great place for nature lovers and also for those looking for a good arts scene.
20. Canberra – Australia
Explore Canberra to experience Australian culture and history at superb monuments and galleries. It’s also a city surrounded by parkland and native bush.One of the most eco-friendly cities in the world, great place for outdoor adventurers, with of opportunity to bike, jog, or walk through its parks, gardens, and natural reserves. Canberra has a huge lake man made surrounded by picturesque museums, galleries, and national monuments.
21. Helsinki – Finland
The city of Helsinki, with its Baltic, modern, cosmopolitan features, is the 2012 World Design Capital. The natural beauties surrounding the city provide a harmony with technological innovations and contemporary trends. While walking tours in the city center show various layers of history, they are ready to carry the city to the future with modern architecture and designs. For endless summer days, you can choose Helsinki or embark on adventure on cold snowy winter nights.
22. Vienna – Austria
Vienna is a city with so much history and culture that its historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was home to the Hapsburg court, and it serves as Austria’s political, cultural, and economic capital. It has a safety index of 77.30 and is also one of the world’s best cities for coffee.
23. Tampere – Finland
Tampere to be the most beautiful city in Finland, one of the most peaceful countries in the world. Its strong industrial history is chronicled by its many museums and two historic factory complexes. It’s also a great base for many outdoor activities including, but not limited to, fishing, cruising, skiing, hiking, ice hockey, ice swimming and even ice walking.