Digital Cities Index 2022

The Digital Cities Index (DCI) 2022, developed by Economist Impact and supported by NEC, considers four key pillars of digital connectivity, services, culture and sustainability in order to assess the extent and impact of digitisation in a selection of 30 global cities.

What are the top ranking cities in 2022?

The first iteration of the DCI provides a global ranking of 30 cities based on 17 indicators and 48 sub-indicators.
The top-performing cities are Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Beijing, London and Seoul, with the latter two cities tied in fourth position.

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Digital Cities Index 2022

Combining quantitative and qualitative analysis, and including a survey of 3,000 residents spread across all cities in the DCI, the results show how cities are performing in terms of both quantitative metrics like internet speed and qualitative factors like the presence of strategies, policies and plans for technologies like 5G and AI.

Explore interesting insights and the full data workbook of the Digital Cities Index 2022.

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Digital Cities Index 2022 (English)

The Digital Cities Index (DCI) 2022, developed by Economist Impact and supported by NEC, considers four key pillars of digital connectivity, services, culture and sustainability in order to assess the extent and impact of digitisation in 30 global cities.

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Digital Cities Index 2022 (日本語)

『The Digital Cities Index 2022[DCI]』は、NEC による協賛の下でエコノミスト・インパクトが作成した報告書だ。DCI シリーズの第1回となる本報告書の作成にあたっては、ベンチマーキング・モデルを構成する48 の定性・定量指標を、コネクティビティ[connectivity]、サービス[services]、文化[culture]、サステナビリティ[sustainability]という四つのカテゴリーに分け、世界 30 都市におけるデジタル・テクノロジー活用の現状・効果について検証した。

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Digital Cities Index 2022 Infographic

Embedding digital technologies into urban services can enable cities to provide a more secure, sustainable and livable environment for their residents. Explore a graphical overview of the key findings of the Digital Cities Index.

Digital Cities Index 2022 Video

As the world continues to urbanise leading to challenges like population growth, congestion and climate change. Findings from the index were supplemented with wide-ranging research and in-depth interviews with experts in the field. Watch the video to find out.