Milan is the capital of the Lombardy Region in Northern Italy and is the wealthiest among Italian cities. Milan and Lombardy have a GDP of over €400 billion ($493 billion) and €650 billion ($801 billion) respectively. Milan is the richest city among the Four Motors for Europe, the four regions that co-operate in a long term relationship in the fields of science, research, education, environment, culture, and other sectors.
Milan is rated Alpha by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Alpha level cities are linked to major economic states and regions and into the world economy.
Milan is the #36 city in the world according to the Global Power City Index (GPCI) which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to their magnetism, or their comprehensive power to attract people, capital, and enterprises from around the world. It does so through measuring six key functions: Economy, Research and Development, Cultural Interaction, Liveability, Environment, and Accessibility.
Milan is the #38 city in the world according to the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which evaluates and ranks the competitiveness of the major financial centres of the world according to a wide range of criteria – Human Capital, Business, Finance, Infrastructure and Reputation.
Milan has a population of over 1,404,239 people. Milan also forms part of the wider Milan metropolitan area which has a population of over 6,200,000 people. Milan is the #126 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 4.1586 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents.
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