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Do you feel like moving but are unsure where? City Rank is here to help compare all the European cities out there + give you inside knowledge!
Need to know which are the hottest startup hubs in Europe?
City Rank has it all in one place – it is all in your hands now!

Heroes Top 10 Cities

CityCountryHeroes Ranking
The HagueNetherlands1
BaselSwitzerland2
ValenciaSpain3
ViennaAustria4
GenevaSwitzerland5
EindhovenNetherlands6
CopenhagenDenmark7
EdinburghUnited Kingdom8
DusseldorfGermany9
CambridgeUnited Kingdom10

The Heroes Data

The City Rank is calculated based on demographic key figures but also highlights specific startup datapoints.
We have invested and updated the data (2022) presented for you in extensive databases to examine various perspectives of European cities. The ones of focus are:

  • Cost of living
  • Climate
  • Pollution
  • Safety index
  • Purchasing power
  • Traffic commuting
  • Health care

 

Additional Daily Expenses 

We have also added daily information regarding the cost of certain activities such as:

  • Cost of transport (one-way ticket)
  • Cost of an apartment (rent monthly) in the centre
  • Cost of an apartment (rent monthly) outside the centre
  • Cost of a beer
  • Cost of a Cappuccino
  • Cost of a McMenu
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Top European Cities for Startups

CityCountryGlobal Rank 2021Rank Change 2020-2021
LondonUnited Kingdom5-2
ParisFrance11+1
BerlinGermany13-5
StockholmSweden24+5
AmsterdamThe Netherlands29-9
BarcelonaSpain37-10
MunichGermany380
HelsinkiFinland44-5
MadridSpain45-10
DublinIreland51+3

Startup Data

Our main data is taken from Numbeo, however, we have also leveraged data which is displayed in our ‘Top Cities for Startups’ table from Startup Blink. This data is now been updated to 2020 in comparison to 2021. The data behind the startup table focuses on:

  • Number of new startups per year
  • co-working spaces
  • financing options
  • freedom of speech among others.

To reflect the ever-changing startup business environment, we are updating our data sources yearly. We are keen on expanding our database to further improve predictions and are open to receiving your recommendations. We hoped this gave you the insights needed to find your dream city!

Our Data

The City Rank is calculated based on demographic key figures but also highlights specific startup datapoints.
We have invested and updated the data (2022) presented for you in extensive databases to examine various perspectives of European cities. The ones of focus are:

  • Cost of living
  • Climate
  • Pollution
  • Safety index
  • Purchasing power
  • Traffic commuting
  • Health care


We have also added daily information regarding the cost of certain activities such as:

  • Cost of transport (one-way ticket)
  • Cost of an apartment (rent monthly) in the centre 
  • Cost of an apartment (rent monthly) outside the centre
  • Cost of a beer
  • Cost of a Cappuccino 
  • Cost of a McMenu


Our main data is taken from
Numbeo, however, we have also leveraged data which is displayed in our ‘Thriving startup’ table from Startup Blink. This data is now been updated to 2020 in comparison to 2021.  The data behind the startup table focuses on:

  • Number of new startups per year
  • coworking spaces
  • financing options
  • freedom of speech among others.


To reflect the ever-changing startup business environment, we are updating our data sources yearly. We are keen on expanding our database to further improve predictions and are open to receiving your recommendations.

We hoped this gave you the insights needed to find your dream city!

Is there anything in particular you’re interested in? Let us know!

Our Data

The City Rank is calculated based on demographic key figures but also highlights specific startup datapoints. We have invested and updated the data presented for you in extensive databases to examine various perspectives of European cities. The ones of focus are:

  • Cost of living
  • Quality of life
  • Climate
  • Pollution
  • Safety index
  • Purchasing power
  • Traffic commuting
  • Health care
  • Apartment stats


We have also added daily information regarding the cost of certain activities such as:

  • Cost of transport (one-way ticket)
  • Cost of an apartment in the centre 
  • Cost of an apartment outside the centre
  • Cost of a beer
  • Cost of a Cappuccino 
  • Cost of a McMenu


Our main data is taken from
Numbeo, however, we have also leveraged data which is displayed in our ‘Thriving startup’ table from Startup Blink. This data is now been updated to 2020 in comparison to 2021.  The data behind the startup table focuses on  

  • Number of new startups per year
  • coworking spaces
  • financing options 
  • freedom of speech among others. 


To reflect the ever-changing startup business environment, we are updating our data sources half-yearly. We are keen on expanding our database to further improve predictions and are open to receiving your recommendations. 

We hoped this gave you the insights needed to find your dream city! 

Is there anything in particular you’re interested in? Let us know!
The data used from Numbeo includes these data fields:
cost of living index, purchasing power index, quality of life index, pollution index, climate index, commute time index, health care index, safety index
The data used from Startup Blink includes these data fields:

#entities (startups), #startup accellerators, #global leaders (influencial startup people), #coworking spaces, #unicorns (valuation >1bn), #website traction, #exits in past 5 years (valuation >1bn and bought/trade publicly), #pantheons (startups that made a substantial impact on ecosystem), how easy it is to do business based on bureaucracy, technological infrastructure, red tape etc., internet censorship.