Innovation Cities™ Index 2022-2023: Latin America – Most Innovative and Advanced Cities

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Who are Latin America's most innovative and advanced cities?

Based on the 16th annual Innovation Cities™ Index city rankings process by 2THINKNOW. Original quantitative method, based on 162 indicators (including consideration of 1000+ data point inputs) per city. Est. 2007.

Why This Ranking?

Breadth of indicators covers areas of innovation that 500 cities are focused on. Such as: digital, liveability, smart, economic development, mobility (transport), tourism and trade, place branding, start-ups, sustainability. The city ranking has over a decade of results, making analysis possible. Detailed data is also available to order.

These city rankings measure pre-conditions for innovation. Results are available globally (500 cities or top 100), or by region/nation.

The 162 Indicators cover key areas for city innovation such as: digital transformation, technology, startups, economic development, sustainability, liveability, mobility and other areas. Above average scores across many indicators result in a higher rank. Thus, making cities that rank high, more well-balanced. You can order city data at any level.

Indicators map to key government departments or industries.

The Innovation Cities™ Index was established in 2007. We seek to definitively answer the question - 'which are the world's most innovative cities '?



Based on 162 standard Indicators with underlying Data Points from 2THINKNOW's awesome City Benchmarking Data set. Making it easy to compare cities.

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Latin America World City Rankings Results for 2022-2023

Instructions for Use: Yes, the top-level Innovation Cities™ Index results are always free to track and monitor. You can publish this list, please attribute it correctly - see 'Reproducing this list' below the table. Just, register for email updates here.

Data Detail: The data is available for purchase at Indicator level. Used by govt, cities, finance, insurance, consultants and businesses. We also will work with you on analysis, training workshops and reports based on insights from 500 cities of data.

1Mexico CityMexicoHUB463+261821
2Buenos AiresArgentinaHUB464+262196
3São PauloBrazilHUB452- 1801204
4Rio De JaneiroBrazilNODE441- 31071109
9SantiagoChileNODE385- 43301186
11Belo HorizonteBrazilNODE377- 4339135
12San Jose, Costa RicaCosta RicaNODE3619+73541162
13CuritibaBrazilNODE369- 4355318
14BrasiliaBrazilNODE366- 8365174
15Porto AlegreBrazilNODE3510- 53731054
18RecifeBrazilNODE3514- 43791091
19Guatemala CityGuatemalaNODE3513- 6380472
20SalvadorBrazilNODE3511- 93821152
21Panama CityPanamaNODE3530+9384998
22MontevideoUruguayUPSTART3420- 2401850
24San SalvadorEl SalvadorUPSTART3321- 34211168
25QuitoEcuadorUPSTART3322- 34221081
26FortalezaBrazilUPSTART3317- 9423405
27San JuanArgentinaUPSTART3233+64362108
28Santo Domingo, DRDominican RepublicUPSTART3224- 44391191
30GuayaquilEcuadorUPSTART3128- 2451473
31KingstonJamaicaUPSTART3027- 4452648
35CaracasVenezuelaUPSTART2926- 9468224
36HavanaCubaUPSTART2831- 5480494
37TegucigalpaHondurasUPSTART2835- 24811334
38La PazBolivia02739+1487702
39Port of SpainTrinidad and Tobago02634- 54922107
Region Definition

Definition of list: All cities ranked from Latin America. Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela,

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