The World’s 31 Mega-Cities

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Sao Paulo

5. São Paulo, Brazil
>2016 population: 21,297,000
>Annual growth since 2000: 1.4%
>Pct. of Brazil’s population: 10.4%
>2030 estimated population: 23,444,000

Mumbai, India

4. Mumbai (Bombay), India
>2016 population: 21,357,000
>Annual growth since 2000: 1.7%
>Pct. of India’s population: 1.6%
>2030 estimated population: 27,797,000

Shanghai, China

3. Shanghai, China
>2016 population: 24,484,000
>Annual growth since 2000: 3.5%
>Pct. of China’s population: 1.7%
>2030 estimated population: 30,751,000
Delhi, India

2. Delhi, India
>2016 population: 26,454,000
>Annual growth since 2000: 3.2%
>Pct. of India’s population: 2.0%
>2030 estimated population: 36,060,000

Tokyo, Japan

1. Tokyo, Japan
>2016 population: 38,140,000
>Annual growth since 2000: 0.6%
>Pct. of Japan’s population: 30.1%
>2030 estimated population: 37,190,000