You would think that it would be hard to make a list of The Best Cities in the World as the economy and political structures of many countries seem to be shaking in recent years. The economic uncertainty of the past decade spilled over into this one, resulting in slow growth and shaky times in the global economic market. The insecurity brought about by social and political unrest have made the standard of living deteriorate in some parts of the world. Think of the revolutions in parts of the Middle East, or the protests and strikes in some Western European countries. These events have affected the way people live in these countries, and their ability to attract tourism as well.