Top 10 most populous megacities worldwide in 2030

This statistic shows a forecast of the top ten most populous megacities in 2030. By 2030, Tokyo will be the most populous city in the world, with a projected 37 million inhabitants.

Projected population living in the top ten megacities in 2030

Population in thousands
Tokyo, Japan37,190
Delhi, India36,060
Shanghai, China30,751
Mumbai, India27,797
Beijing, China27,706
Dhaka, Bangladesh27,374
Karachi, Pakistan24,838
Cairo, Egypt24,502
Lagos, Nigeria24,239
Mexico City, Mexico23,865
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Source

Release date

October 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

A megacity has a population in excess of 10 million inhabitants.

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