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2021 Rankings of Highly Urbanized Cities

Rankings of Cities and Municipalities are based on the sum of their scores on 4 Pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency. Provincial rankings are based on population and income weighted average of the Overall scores of cities and municipalities under a province.

Rank Score LGU Province Region Economic Dynamism Government Efficiency Infrastructure Resiliency
Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score
1st 59.3090 Quezon (MM) Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 2 11.7190 2 17.4559 2 13.4213 3 16.7128
2nd 58.8263 Manila Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 7 8.8802 1 18.6228 1 15.5530 5 15.7704
3rd 52.8006 Pasay Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 1 13.6291 4 14.1990 4 10.0948 8 14.8777
4th 52.7380 Davao Davao Del Sur REGION XI (Davao Region) 3 10.5196 3 15.4591 3 11.4187 6 15.3406
5th 48.0032 Muntinlupa Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 19 5.5238 7 12.1172 5 9.6778 1 20.6845
6th 46.7149 Makati Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 4 9.8496 9 12.0829 6 9.4636 7 15.3189
7th 45.7649 Cagayan De Oro Misamis Oriental REGION X (Northern Mindanao) 11 6.8120 12 11.5028 7 9.4422 2 18.0080
8th 42.0990 Valenzuela Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 22 4.8315 5 13.6696 9 7.8074 4 15.7906
9th 41.4838 Pasig Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 6 9.1926 15 10.1388 11 7.5557 9 14.5967
10th 40.5160 Cebu Cebu REGION VII (Central Visayas) 8 8.0049 11 11.7988 8 8.5319 31 12.1804
11th 39.7552 General Santos South Cotabato REGION XII (Soccsksargen) 10 6.9222 10 12.0035 15 6.7156 14 14.1140
12th 38.6416 Bacolod (NO) Negros Occidental REGION VI (Western Visayas) 12 6.1830 13 11.2005 10 7.7226 23 13.5355
13th 38.5069 Mandaue Cebu REGION VII (Central Visayas) 5 9.6570 31 7.8819 14 6.8151 13 14.1529
14th 38.4762 Caloocan Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 21 5.0511 6 12.4574 17 6.5503 11 14.4174
15th 37.5091 Iloilo Iloilo REGION VI (Western Visayas) 18 5.6429 8 12.0981 16 6.5600 28 13.2081
16th 36.9221 Paranaque Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 14 6.1745 18 9.7065 13 7.0256 16 14.0155
17th 36.9174 Baguio Benguet CAR - Cordillera Administrative Region 9 7.9450 19 9.6504 24 5.2097 15 14.1123
18th 36.7713 Zamboanga Zamboanga City REGION IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) 13 6.1758 16 9.9616 18 6.4264 12 14.2075
19th 35.7485 Puerto Princesa Palawan REGION IV-B (MIMAROPA) 20 5.1984 14 10.3548 19 6.4156 18 13.7798
20th 34.8888 Taguig Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 15 5.9148 24 8.9189 12 7.0852 29 12.9700
21st 33.5869 Mandaluyong Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 26 4.2886 21 9.5795 20 6.0476 20 13.6712
22nd 32.2174 Tacloban Leyte REGION VIII (Eastern Visayas) 25 4.3609 20 9.6001 32 4.5610 19 13.6954
23rd 32.1821 Las Pinas Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 28 3.8473 17 9.7388 25 5.1343 24 13.4617
24th 32.1680 Butuan Agusan Del Norte REGION XIII (Caraga) 16 5.9144 26 8.7635 28 4.9936 30 12.4966
25th 31.9822 Lapu Lapu Cebu REGION VII (Central Visayas) 17 5.9141 25 8.7885 26 5.1227 32 12.1569
26th 31.8047 Malabon Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 29 3.4119 23 9.1112 22 5.3166 17 13.9650
27th 30.9952 Navotas Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 32 3.2351 30 8.2709 29 4.9717 10 14.5174
28th 30.9681 Angeles Pampanga REGION III (Central Luzon) 27 4.1057 29 8.2712 23 5.2734 27 13.3179
29th 30.8260 Iligan Lanao Del Norte REGION X (Northern Mindanao) 24 4.3923 28 8.2723 31 4.5878 22 13.5736
30th 30.5437 Marikina Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 23 4.4664 27 8.4513 21 5.5964 33 12.0295
31st 29.5766 San Juan (MM) Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 30 3.2642 32 7.7814 27 5.0825 25 13.4486
32nd 29.5678 Olongapo Zambales REGION III (Central Luzon) 33 2.0845 22 9.2052 30 4.8647 26 13.4135
33rd 26.5726 Lucena Quezon REGION IV-A (CALABARZON) 31 3.2438 33 5.7905 33 3.9194 21 13.6189