Interactive chart visualises how rich London will be every year for the next 40 years!

  • Reading tops London as UK’s RICHEST city
  • Reading will be the RICHEST city in UK for another 36 years
  • Doncaster, Swansea and Bradford are the POOREST cities
  • Cambridge FALLS the most places
  • Leeds and Belfast CLIMB the most places

A new interactive tool has revealed which city in the UK will be the richest based on a new study over the next 40 years. According to the research, Reading is the richest city in the UK closely followed by London and Aberdeen.

The research, conducted by Grosvenor Casinos, shows which regions will become the wealthiest based on GDP per capita and forecasts future rich cities.

Despite London being the UK’s central business hub, the Big Smoke won’t dominate in the financial league tables until 2055, with Reading holding the title for another 36 years.

Research shows the Reading economic area is home to a range of global businesses such as Huawei, PwC but also houses the world’s top software companies, Oracle, IBM and Symantec, as well as Microsoft’s head office.

According to the study, Edinburgh will overtake Aberdeen by 2045, leaving Edinburgh in the top three cities by 2060, and Glasgow set to move up one place to enter the top 10.

Aberdeen took the top spot after two of the cities companies, BrewDog and Balmoral Group, made it into the prestigious UK’s fastest growing companies list.

When it came to the future richest cities, by 2060, London, Reading, Edinburgh, Bristol and Aberdeen will all be in the top five.

Examining fallers and climbers, Cambridge will fall three places from position 6, to position 9. Whereas Leeds and Belfast both climb two places.

Current top 10 richest cities in the UK are:

  • Reading
  • London
  • Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Derby
  • Leeds
  • Belfast
  • Cheshire

Top 10 richest cities in 2060 will be:

  • London – UP one place
  • Reading – DOWN one place
  • Edinburgh – UP one place
  • Bristol – UP one place
  • Aberdeen – DOWN two places
  • Leeds – UP two places
  • Belfast – UP two places
  • Derby – DOWN one place
  • Cambridge – DOWN three places
  • Glasgow – UP one place