4. São Paulo
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São Paulo is the three-time defending Zeitgeist ranking champion. But rising costs have knocked it down a peg or two.

"While the city remains completely exciting and dynamic, the soaring Brazilian currency has finally caught up to the city," Hub Culture says.


The Hub Culture ranking is based on economic indicators and outlook, property, employment, nightlife, quality of life and employment.
- Last updated February 21 2013 08:50 PM ET