Blog Image

Today’s young people are at the center of building. Civic leaders, policymakers, and municipal strategists in cities around the world are beginning to recognize youth as their city’s greatest assets. Youth are now widely recognized to be the world’s largest untapped resource — and the secret sauce to driving a city’s competitive edge, stimulating development, and finding new solutions to pressing urban problems. Yet for youth, they are faced with a crisis of affordability, in housing, transportation and daily living costs.

The YouthfulCities Affordability Index is a first-of-its-kind statistical ranking of the world’s top cities from a youth perspective. And Affordability is a critical issue. We compared cities on 9 Indicators of affordability to determine which cities were the most affordable for youth.

Recent Reports