How prosperous is your city?

How prosperous is your city?

How prosperous is your city?

UN-Habitat's City prosperity Initiative (CPI) is a global initiative that  applied in over 400 cities across the world. It provides an innovative approach to urban measurements and assists decision makers to design clear policy interventions.

Cities Covered

Countries Engaged

Measuring for prosperity

City prosperity index is a composite index used to measure the overall achievements in a city in six dimensions of prosperity that are related to how cities are governed or how they create and distribute socio-economic benefits or prosperity.

Prosperity Dimensions Covered
Indicators Covered

What Partners are Saying

  • Jesús Pablo Lemus Navarro
    Municipal President of Zapopan, Mexico
    The goal is to rank Zapopan first in the City Prosperity Index at the national level.
  • Massoumeh Ebtekar
    Vice President of Iran
    Visited Ghazvin city, now chosen as pilot for City Prosperity Initiative & SDGs, important green projects underway.
    The Prosperity of Cities
    This city prosperity index (CPI) stands out as an interesting and unique system for three reasons. Firstly, very few metric systems focus solely on cities, most are national statistics. The index also attempts to look at a set of interconnected systems that are intrinsic components of human rights, rather than focus purely on economic factors to measure development.
    The City Prosperity Index will help measure the development of Mexican welfare.

The Dimensions


The productivity dimension measures the average achievements of the cities in terms of creating wealth and how it’s shared, or cities contribution to economic growth and development, generation of income, provision of decent jobs and equal opportunities for all.

Infrastructure Development

The Infrastructure dimension measures the average achievement of the city in providing adequate infrastructure for accessing clean water, sanitation, good roads, and information and communication technology - in order to improve living standards and enhance productivity, mobility and connectivity.

Quality of Life

The quality of life dimension measures the cities’ average achievement in ensuring general wellbeing and satisfaction of the citizens.

Equity and Social Inclusion

The Equity and Social inclusion dimension measures the cities’ average achievements in ensuring equitable (re)distribution of the benefits of prosperity, reduces poverty and the incidence of slums, protects the rights of minority and vulnerable groups, enhances gender equality, and ensures equal participation in the social, economic, political and cultural spheres.

Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability dimension measures the average achievement of the cities in ensuring the protection of the urban environment and its natural assets. This should be done simultaneously while ensuring growth, pursuing energy efficiency, reducing pressure on surrounding land and natural resources and reducing environmental losses through creative and environment-enhancing solutions.

Urban Governance and Legislation

The Urban Governance and Legislation dimension has the purpose of demonstrating the role of good urban governance in catalysing local action towards prosperity, including the capacity to regulate the urbanization process.