Megacities in 2014 and 2030

Below a graphic overview of the top 10 megacities in 2014 combined with all that are part of the top 10 in 2030.

Top 10 Agglomerations 2014 and 2030
source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision.


Urban agglomeration population est. 2014 population est. 2030
Tokyo37,832,89237,190,489
Delhi24,953,31136,060,100
Shanghai22,991,06830,750,671
Mumbai20,740,81527,796,555
Beijing19,520,33027,706,032
Dhaka16,982,36327,373,593
Karachi16,125,93624,837,881
Al-Qahirah (Cairo)18,419,13824,502,150
Lagos12,613,57924,239,435
Ciudad de México20,843,45023,864,706
São Paulo20,830,85723,444,363
Osaka20,122,69219,975,677
New York18,590,72919,885,263
source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision.