Which City’s Populations Grow The Most Due To Tourism?

The World Economic Forum has found that for every 30 new tourists to a destination, one new job is created. But have you ever wondered just how many people visit the most popular cities in the world?

We’ve taken the number of international visitors to the most popular tourist destinations and compared it with the native population of each city to reveal just how much a city’s population grows throughout the year.

  • Total Native Population
  • Annual visitor numbers*
  • 1 dot = 100,000 people

Paris

18 million

2.2 million

704% increase

Kuala Lumpur

12 million

1.7 million

595% increase

Dubai

15.3 million

2.7 million

459% increase

Milan

7.7 million

1.4 million

459% increase

Barcelona

8.2 million

1.6 million

411% increase

Prague

5.8 million

2.3 million

361% increase

Vienna

6.7 million

1.6 million

305% increase

Amsterdam

8 million

2.3 million

243% increase

Taipei

7.4 million

2.7 million

172% increase

Osaka

7 million

2.7 million

163% increase

Bangkok

21.5 million

8.3 million

159% increase

Rome

7.1 million

2.9 million

148% increase

London

19.9 million

8.7 million

129% increase

Hong Kong

8.4 million

7.4 million

114% increase

Singapore

12.1 million

5.8 million

111% increase

Seoul

10.2 million

10.2 million

97% increase

Tokyo

11.7 million

13.6 million

86% increase

Istanbul

12 million

14.8 million

81% increase

New York

12.8 million

8.5 million

49% increase

Shanghai

6.1 million

23.7 million

26% increase