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Skyline Ranking

This listing ranks cities by the visual impact of their skylines. It is drawn entirely from statistics in this website's database, and reflects only completed high-rise buildings as defined by the Emporis Standards Committee (ESC). This calculation does not include TV towers, masts, bridges, or other structures. About the formula: Each building is assigned points based on its floor count. The point total for each city is calculated automatically and displayed.
# City Population Area size Number of buildings Points
1 Hong Kong 7,061,200 1,053 km² (407 mi²) 9,500 151,235
2 Seoul 10,581,728 616 km² (238 mi²) 16,508 55,375
3 Shenzhen 3,538,275 2,020 km² (780 mi²) 1,642 53,105
4 New York City 8,398,748 800 km² (309 mi²) 6,543 51,766
5 Chongqing 6,300,000 82,403 km² (31,816 mi²) 1,811 44,207
6 Busan 3,525,913 767.35 km² (296 mi²) 7,123 39,937
7 Singapore 5,638,700 722.5 km² (279 mi²) 6,018 31,739
8 Guangzhou 6,560,500 7,434 km² (2,870 mi²) 1,038 30,915
9 Incheon 2,710,579 1,029 km² (397 mi²) 5,599 29,996
10 Dubai 2,104,895 3,885 km² (1,500 mi²) 1,372 29,709
11 Moscow 11,503,501 1,080 km² (417 mi²) 12,399 26,433
12 Bangkok 8,280,925 1,568 km² (605 mi²) 1,971 26,367
13 Guiyang 848,166 8,046 km² (3,107 mi²) 1,006 25,849
14 Wuhan 6,434,373 8,494 km² (3,280 mi²) 940 25,496
15 São Paulo 11,316,149 1,523 km² (588 mi²) 6,623 24,382
16 Shanghai 17,836,133 6,638 km² (2,563 mi²) 1,652 23,936
17 Kuala Lumpur 1,627,172 243 km² (94 mi²) 2,068 23,133
18 Chicago 2,705,994 589 km² (227 mi²) 1,245 21,892
19 Mumbai 12,478,447 621 km² (240 mi²) 3,004 18,567
20 Tokyo 9,375,104 620 km² (239 mi²) 3,407 18,365
21 Daegu 2,446,418 885 km² (342 mi²) 4,470 17,572
22 Toronto 2,731,571 629 km² (243 mi²) 2,295 17,355
23 Jakarta 10,187,595 661 km² (255 mi²) 1,037 14,362
24 Panama City 880,691 2,560 km² (988 mi²) 599 14,102
25 Beijing 7,746,519 16,807 km² (6,489 mi²) 1,625 13,748
26 Istanbul 10,121,565 1,991 km² (769 mi²) 3,451 12,810
27 Goyang 1,073,069 267 km² (103 mi²) 3,426 12,753
28 Suwon 1,138,341 121 km² (47 mi²) 2,651 11,013
29 Yongin 909,425 591.36 km² (228 mi²) 3,107 10,921
30 Tianjin 6,825,105 11,920 km² (4,602 mi²) 557 10,872
31 Harbin 3,433,629 7,086 km² (2,736 mi²) 599 10,585
32 Abu Dhabi 921,000 67 km² (26 mi²) 1,040 10,007
33 Daejeon 1,539,154 539 km² (208 mi²) 3,117 9,831
34 Recife 1,555,039 218 km² (84 mi²) 1,980 9,809
35 Nanning 6,913,800 - 365 9,495
36 Hanoi 2,600,000 186 km² (72 mi²) 854 9,017
37 Taipei 2,704,974 271.8 km² (105 mi²) 4,455 8,852
38 Melbourne 4,169,103 7,694 km² (2,971 mi²) 714 8,765
39 Shenyang 8,106,171 12,942 km² (4,997 mi²) 319 8,636
40 Dalian 2,980,513 13,238 km² (5,111 mi²) 261 8,449
41 Xiamen 1,861,289 1,565 km² (604 mi²) 448 8,312
42 Ulsan 1,145,096 1,056 km² (408 mi²) 1,861 8,305
43 Ho Chi Minh City 7,396,446 140 km² (54 mi²) 1,226 8,164
44 Macau 650,900 21 km² (8 mi²) 725 7,966
45 Miami 430,332 92 km² (36 mi²) 384 7,543
46 Changsha 3,617,469 556 km² (215 mi²) 220 7,486
47 Goiânia 1,448,639 739 km² (285 mi²) 1,547 7,432
48 Changwon 503,930 292 km² (113 mi²) 1,948 7,407
49 Makati 582,602 21.57 km² (8 mi²) 319 7,382
50 Penang Island 750,000 1,046 km² (404 mi²) 882 7,001
51 Osaka 2,871,680 220 km² (85 mi²) 1,662 6,884
52 Hangzhou 6,242,000 16,847 km² (6,505 mi²) 419 6,717
53 Sharjah 801,004 235 km² (91 mi²) 477 6,693
54 Namyangju 662,154 458.03 km² (177 mi²) 1,921 6,450
55 Santiago 5,428,590 2,324 km² (897 mi²) 2,341 6,359
56 Rio de Janeiro 6,323,037 1,182 km² (456 mi²) 2,874 6,246
57 St. Petersburg 4,879,566 1,431 km² (553 mi²) 3,070 6,204
58 Chengdu 7,677,100 12,300 km² (4,749 mi²) 265 6,191
59 Seongnam 996,449 141 km² (54 mi²) 1,958 6,154
60 Cheonan 543,309 636 km² (246 mi²) 1,522 6,091
61 Hefei 5,702,466 7,266 km² (2,805 mi²) 236 6,041
62 Salvador 2,676,606 706 km² (273 mi²) 2,023 5,896
63 Kyiv 2,900,920 800 km² (309 mi²) 2,228 5,705
64 Buenos Aires 2,891,082 200 km² (77 mi²) 1,776 5,612
65 Gwangju 1,475,745 501 km² (193 mi²) 1,888 5,592
66 London 8,173,194 1,579 km² (610 mi²) 1,848 5,416
67 Kaohsiung City 2,777,873 2,951.85 km² (1,139 mi²) 2,323 5,334
68 Sydney 4,627,345 12,144 km² (4,689 mi²) 921 5,270
69 Taichung 2,752,413 2,214 km² (855 mi²) 2,545 5,085
70 Nanjing 8,109,100 6,516 km² (2,516 mi²) 158 4,762
71 Ansan 693,546 149.39 km² (58 mi²) 989 4,576
72 Johor Bahru 1,463,800 185 km² (71 mi²) 340 4,556
73 Mexico City 8,864,370 1,487 km² (574 mi²) 1,517 4,492
74 Vancouver 631,486 114 km² (44 mi²) 704 4,472
75 Gurgaon 876,824 282.7 km² (109 mi²) 1,488 4,380
76 Houston 2,325,502 1,398 km² (540 mi²) 440 4,344
77 Bucheon 890,352 53 km² (20 mi²) 1,365 4,341
78 Honolulu 345,610 265 km² (102 mi²) 476 4,325
79 Ankara 4,338,620 2,498 km² (964 mi²) 1,295 4,323
80 Suzhou 1,500,000 8,488 km² (3,277 mi²) 252 4,319
81 Qingdao 2,640,000 10,654 km² (4,114 mi²) 192 4,308
82 Doha 1,450,000 - 259 4,287
83 Anyang 630,688 58 km² (22 mi²) 1,332 4,212
84 Yangsan 282,371 484.52 km² (187 mi²) 955 4,058
85 Zhuhai 1,562,530 1,724.32 km² (666 mi²) 155 3,984
86 Gimhae 453,728 - 1,373 3,973
87 Cheongju 637,646 153 km² (59 mi²) 1,238 3,944
88 Pohang 516,105 1,127 km² (435 mi²) 908 3,904
89 Gimpo 300,000 276.6 km² (107 mi²) 1,324 3,864
90 Gold Coast City 527,828 1,402 km² (541 mi²) 308 3,824
91 Balneário Camboriú 94,344 46 km² (18 mi²) 696 3,772
92 Noida 642,381 203 km² (78 mi²) 839 3,701
93 Curitiba 1,797,408 435 km² (168 mi²) 925 3,689
94 Taguig 804,915 53.67 km² (20 mi²) 185 3,681
95 Kunming 3,583,429 21,473 km² (8,291 mi²) 132 3,628
96 Los Angeles 3,990,456 1,215 km² (469 mi²) 568 3,597
97 Brisbane 2,146,577 1,327 km² (512 mi²) 312 3,579
98 Pyeongtaek 406,052 452 km² (175 mi²) 1,305 3,341
99 San Francisco 883,305 120 km² (46 mi²) 461 3,325
100 Manila 1,780,148 42.88 km² (16 mi²) 268 3,321

This calculation does not include TV towers, masts, bridges, or other structures. Each building is assigned points based on its floor count.

Points per Building
12 - 19 Floors = 1 Point
20 - 29 Floors = 5 Points
30 - 39 Floors = 25 Points
40 - 49 Floors = 50 Points
50 - 59 Floors = 100 Points
60 - 69 Floors = 200 Points
70 - 79 Floors = 300 Points
80 - 89 Floors = 400 Points
90 - 99 Floors = 500 Points
100 or more Floors = 600 Points