Megacities in 2016 and 2030

Below a graphic overview of the top megacities in 2016 combined with all that are part of the top 20 in 2030.

Top Agglomerations 2016 and 2030
source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision.


Urban agglomeration population est. 2016 population est. 2030
Tokyo38,139,62537,190,489
Delhi26,453,82736,060,100
Shanghai24,483,78930,750,671
Mumbai21,357,36227,796,555
São Paulo21,296,83023,444,363
Beijing21,240,00527,706,032
Ciudad de México21,157,17323,864,706
Osaka20,336,52719,975,677
Al-Qahirah (Cairo)19,127,89024,502,150
New York18,603,96319,885,263
Dhaka18,237,10427,373,593
Karachi17,121,43424,837,881
Buenos Aires15,333,63016,956,491
Kolkata14,980,23219,092,461
Istanbul14,365,32916,694,313
Chongqing13,744,34817,380,364
Lagos13,661,42624,239,435
Manila13,131,48316,755,630
Guangzhou13,069,95417,574,395
Kinshasa12,070,74119,996,156
source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision.
note: Some cities missing for 2016 at bottom of table, but Kinshasa there because of 2030 position.