12. Rio de Janerio
- GDP growth: +$206 billion
- Population growth: +1 million
- Per capita GDP growth: $13,194
Rio de Janeiro has the second largest GDP amongst all cities in Brazil.
With newer employment and business opportunities rising in Rio, the city has been growing at a breakneck pace.
Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world’s 10th largest economy at market exchange rates and the ninth largest in purchasing power parity, according to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
The country is known for its booming agricultural, mining, manufacturing and service sectors, as well as a large labour pool. And Rio typifies all of this.