The list of best cities in the world to work, live and visit is out and interestingly Abu Dhabi has taken the second spot in the list overtaking London, Paris and Sydney. New York has retained its position of being the best city in the world to live and work.

Ipsos Top Cities Index carried out the international survey following which the names of the top 10 cities were revealed. People from 26 countries were asked to name the place from a list of 60 global cities depending on the best place to live, the best place to work and the best place to visit, according to the press release.

The survey, which was last carried out in 2013, names New York as the best place to live and work, followed by Abu Dhabi as the second best, London as the third best, Paris as the fourth best city and Sydney rounding up the top five.

According to Ipsos, New York and Abu Dhabi, the top two cities in the list, are best for business, but not that good when it comes to living or visit. Paris has been voted as the best city to live and visit, but it fails in terms of being a good business hub. London and Tokyo have scored well in all the three aspects, while Zurich and Sydney have scored high ranks in top cities to live.

India's capital New Delhi and financial capital Mumbai failed to enter the top 10 list. While New Delhi secured 40th position, Mumbai was ranked 41. And interestingly, Indians favour Abu Dhabi more than Delhi, Mumbai, New York or London to live. 

"Globally we see the power of the New York brand with its appeal to people across the world, young and old. But the rise of Abu Dhabi and the weakness of Sydney among younger people remind us that no city can afford to rest on its laurels," Amit Adarkar, CEO Ipsos India, said in a press release.

"Indians love their very own commercial capital Mumbai and centre of power Delhi and would love to stay in either of the mega cities of India due to abundant career opportunities; quality of life and entertainment options," Adarkar added.

Check out the top 10 cities below:

1. New York 

Ranking in 2013: 1 

Index Score: 50

New York
One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, rises over downtown Manhattan as seen from the window of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Blackhawk helicopter ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII on January 31, 2014, in New York City.John Moore/Getty Images

2. Abu Dhabi 

Ranking in 2013: 4

Index Score: 46

Abu Dhabi
General view of Burj Khalifa on April 13, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Tom Dulat/Getty Images

3. London 

Ranking in 2013: 2

Index Score: 41

An aerial view of London featuring the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye Ferris wheel and the financial district on November 4, 2009 in London, England.Oli Scarff/Getty Images

4. Paris 

Ranking in 2013: 3

Index Score: 39

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower at sunsetReuters

5. Sydney

Ranking in 2013: 5

Index Score: 36

A view of the Sea-Cliff Bridge at Stanwell Park from a blimp on April 28, 2016, in Sydney, Australia.Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

 5. Zurich 

Ranking in 2013: 6

Index Score: 36

A general view of Zurich towards Grossmuenster church during the 12th Zurich Film Festival on September 22, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.Andreas Rentz/Getty Images


Ranking in 2013: 7

Index Score: 36

The Tokyo Tower (L) is pictured from the top of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower on May 02, 2016 in the Roppongi area of Tokyo, Japan.Carl Court/Getty Images

8. Rome 

Ranking in 2013: 9

Index Score: 34

Statues on St. Peter's Basilica look down onto St. Peter's Square in Vatican City on October 27, 2016 in Rome, Italy.Sean Gallup/Getty Images

9. Los Angeles 

Ranking in 2013: 10

Index Score: 28

Los Angeles
The U.S. Bank Tower, formerly known as the Library Tower, is seen as the tallest on the downtown skyline amid smoke from wildfires in Orange and Los Angeles Counties on February 9, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.David McNew/Getty Images

10. Amsterdam 

Ranking in 2013: 14

Index Score: 27

A cyclist braves the snow on February 8, 2007, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Christopher Furlong/Getty Images