India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Besides economic development, India is much far behind in the standard of living compared to other developed countries. However, India has developed a lot of things in recent years such as good infrastructure, health care facilities and educational system.

Traveljee has compiled a list of best cities to live and work in India based on report of the “The Janaagraha Annual Survey of India’s City Systems (ASICS)”. They have considered factors such as crime & safety, clean water, public amenities, greenery/pollution, cleanliness and bureaucracy.

10 Best Indian Cities to Live and Work [2018: Latest List]

1. Hyderabad, Telangana

Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana and one of the fastest growing cities in India. Besides IT opportunities, Hyderabad is also a popular tourist destination among the tourists. Hyderabad is an emerging center of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Ramoji Film City Hyderabad
Ramoji Film City Hyderabad

2. Pune, Maharashtra

Pune is one of the fastest growing information technology hubs in India. It is 9th largest metropolis in India, known for its educational facilities.

Due to big opportunities in IT, manufacturing and automotive companies, Pune is one of the best destinations for job seekers in India. Pune is ranked at the second in the list of best cities in India to live and work.

Aga Khan Palace, Pune
Aga Khan Palace, Pune

3. Bangalore (Bengaluru), Karnataka

Bangalore is an advanced city in India. It is considered as The Silicon Valley of India due to large number of IT companies. Most of Indian entrepreneurs prefers Bangalore to set up their company. It has been ranked at #3 in the list of best Indian cities to live and work.

Orion Mall, Bangalore
Orion Mall, Bangalore

4. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Chennai has been ranked at the 4th position in the list. It is the most livable city in Tamil Nadu. Chennai is widely known as the ‘Cultural Capital of South India‘. In the past, Chennai was announced as the most livable city in India by the Institute of Competitiveness.

Phoenix Market City Chennai
Phoenix Market City Chennai

5. Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mumbai has secured the 5th position in the list of best Indian cities to live and work. In addition to this, Mumbai is commercial as well as entertainment capital of India.

Mumbai is considered as the wealthiest city in India with most millionaires and billionaires. The city has a good basic facilities, such as clean water, infrastructure, transportation, education institutes and business opportunities.

The Oberoi, Mumbai
The Oberoi, Mumbai

6. Kolkata, West Bengal

Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal and 6th best city to live in India. Kolkata has scored good rank on quality of life. However, the city is struggling with various problems such as over pollution, traffic congestion and so on.

Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata
Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

7. New Delhi

New Delhi is the capital of India and popular destination for tourism. Recently, Mercer named New Delhi as the most expensive city to live in India in terms of cost of living for expatriates. New Delhi has been ranked at the 7th position in our list of best Indian cities to live and work.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi - India
Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi – India

8. Surat, Gujarat

Surat is a diamond capital and one of the most progressive cities in India. It is one of the fastest growing cities of the world too! It’s a widely known city for it’s cleanliness. Due to this, Surat won ‘2nd Cleanest City in India’ award by INTACH in 1995-1996 and again ranked in the third place in 2011. It is the 8th best Indian city to live in.

9. Chandigarh

Chandigarh is one of the best planned cities in India. It is ranked at the 9th position in the list of best Indian cities to live and work. They have best, and modern infrastructure compared to other old Indian cities. Panchkula and Mohali are one of the best areas as well as well planned township.

Chandigarh
Chandigarh

10. Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar is one of the best travel destinations in Gujarat. It is one of the best planned cities in India with a lush green environment. They have good infrastructure, clean water facility, lush green environment, amazing security, and more.

Article Title: 10 Best Indian Cities to Live and Work [2018: Latest List]
Article last re-published on September 1, 2018.

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