Asia

Beijing

Centuries old, yet rushing into the modern world, China's capital is a megacity in every way – from its important history and global influence, to its status as a major hub and the world's second-most populous city: more than 21 million people live within its 16,411 sqm. The headquarters of 52 companies in the Fortune Global 500, the most of any city in the world, with many of them Chinese state-owned enterprises, are located here. A mix of stunning sights and overwhelming vastness, Beijing is both the political heart of China and its most dynamic and complex city.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
46
Earning level
62
Purchasing power
62
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Facts about Beijing

Price Level Index
Beijing
65.1
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
5
46
77
Earnings Level Index
Beijing
18.4
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
7
62
77
Working Time
Beijing
0/ 51.0m
New York
0/ 15.2m
Global rankingShow all cities
1
12
59
77
Purchasing Power Index
Beijing
28.1
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
10
62
77
Did you know…
The Forbidden City, located in the center of Beijing, is the world’s biggest palatial structure. It contains 980 buildings, including 90 palaces and courtyards, and over 8,700 rooms.