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At number 20 is Washington DC, capital of the USA.
The city had an estimated population of 658,893 in 2014, the 22nd-most populous city in the United States. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to more than one million during the workweek.
At number 19 is Tokyo, where the average weekly rent (for 85 m2 furnished accommodation in an affluent area) is $4,000+.
The Tokyo prefecture is part of the world's most populous metropolitan area with upwards of 37.8 million people and the world's largest urban economy. The city hosts 51 of the Fortune Global 500 companies, the highest number of any city in the world.
The Australian city of Melbourne is 18th on the list. The state capital of Victoria has a population of almost 4.5 million and rates highly in terms of education, entertainment, health care, tourism and sport, making it the world's most livable city according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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