When it comes to global competition, it looks like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal have the rest of Canada, and most of the world, beat.

Or at least in their ability to attract capital, business, talent, and tourists.

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released a new index ranking the competitiveness of global cities, and the three were the only Canadian cities to make the top 30—which was dominated primarily by western European and American cities. Toronto came in at number 12, Vancouver at 18, and Montreal at 22.

Measuring 120 cities, whose populations totalled 750 million, the index looks at eight categories: economic strength, human capital, institutional effectiveness, financial maturity, global appeal, physical capital, social and cultural character and environment and natural hazards.

Curious what other cities made the list? Here a peek at the official rankings!

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