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Courtney Allan

Why Sydney has just been rated 39th worst city in the world

Why Sydney has just been rated 39th worst city in the world

The Time Out Index surveyed 34,000 people to discover the best cities around the world.

These people are located in 48 different cities around the world and are quizzed on food, drink, culture, night-life, community, neighbourhoods, overall happiness and a variety of other factors.

In news that shouldn’t be surprising, New York was rated number one due to the city’s diversity, culture and dynamism. It ranked second for eating, and third for drinking, live music and night-life.

However, Sydney was given a low score when it came to having fun. Apparently, city dwellers in Sydney would rather go to the gym instead of going out.

The lockout laws have created a grim nightlife scene, and Sydney came 39th on the list for best cities in the world.

It’s beaten Hong Kong, Boston, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Istanbul, just to name a few places.

Melbourne was the second-best city on the list, as it ranked highly for live music, general happiness and was rated among the best for food, drink, fun and multiculturalism.

The top ten in the list include:

  1. New York
  2. Melbourne
  3. Chicago
  4. London
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Montreal
  7. Berlin
  8. Glasgow
  9. Paris
  10. Tokyo

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