December 2, 2023
San Francisco from the Golden Gate Bridge. Picture by Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz through Wikimedia Commons

San Francisco, a every day goal of criticism from Fox Information and different conservative media, was nonetheless ranked because the seventh finest metropolis on the planet this week.

The annual rating by Resonance Consultancy, a Vancouver-based firm that gives advertising and banding companies for cities around the globe, acknowledged that San Francisco is hurting, and famous that it had fallen from fifth place final 12 months.

“Regardless of San Francisco’s meticulously documented challenges, job alternatives and
infrastructure buildout pave the best way because the world continues to hurry in prefer it all the time has,” Resonance stated its report.

San Francisco continues to be a world magnet due to “excessive salaries that draw international employees,” the “primary place for start-up innovation” and a stage of particular person wealth trailing solely New York and Tokyo.

Resonance famous that cities internationally have been “hobbled this decade, exposing the long-ignored foundational and institutional issues that manifested on their streets,” and San Francisco is not any exception.

“However they’re additionally main — like they all the time have — the restoration and future-defining subsequent levels of innovation, livability and sustainability,” in keeping with the report.

World cities have been ranked on prosperity, livability and “lovability,” with San Francisco rating fifth, twentieth and twenty eighth in these classes.

London led the rankings, adopted by Paris and New York. Amongst different U.S. cities, Los Angeles ranked fifteenth, Chicago sixteenth, Washington seventeenth, Boston twenty fourth and Seattle thirty fourth.