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Sydney named world’s 10th worst city in new rankings

Christian Fleetwood

In a survey conducted by the TimeOut Index, more than 30,000 people rated Sydney the 10th worst city in the world.

The global researcher spoke to people in 48 cities around the world, regarding participants’ opinions on food, drink, culture, night-life, community, neighbourhoods and overall happiness.

Other surveyed factors included their opinions on their city’s beauty, affordability and convenience.

Sydney was rated worst in the world for nightlife, with TimeOut claiming the city’s newly introduced lock-out laws for after-dark culture were to blame.

The global researcher spoke to people in 48 cities around the world, regarding participants’ opinions on food, drink, culture, night-life, community, neighbourhoods, overall happiness and other factors.

On the flip-side, Melbourne was rated the second best city in the world for overall enjoyment by international travellers.

Melbourne has been rated the second best city in the world by anonymous surveyed participants of the TimeOut Index study.
TimeOut surveyed 34,000 anonymous participants world-wide, with Melbourne rated the 2nd best city in the world ahead of Chicago, but behind New York.

As the global capital of live music, with more venues for gigs per capita than any other city on the planet, Melbourne was loved for its live music, along with its creativity and food-culture also among its most loved qualities, the survey reported.

TimeOut also reported the city is world-renowned for its multiculturalism.

Here’s the full-list:

TIME OUT INDEX 2019 WORLD’s 48 BEST CITIES

1. New York

2. Melbourne

3. Chicago

4. London

5. Los Angeles

6. Montreal

7. Berlin

8. Glasgow

9. Paris

10. Tokyo

11. Madrid

12. Cape Town

13. Las Vegas

14. Mexico City

15. Manchester

16. Philadelphia

17. Barcelona

18. Buenos Aires

19. Lisbon

20. Washington D.C.

21. Tel Aviv

22. Mumbai

23. Toronto

24. Birmingham

25. Dublin

26. São Paulo

27. Miami

28. Porto

29. Singapore

30. Edinburgh

31. San Francisco

32. Dubai

33. Munich

34. Vienna

35. Shanghai

36. Moscow

37. Delhi

38. Seattle

39. Sydney

40. Abu Dhabi

41. Hong Kong

42. Boston

43. Rio de Janeiro

44. Marseilles

45. Bangkok

46. Kuala Lumpur

47. Beijing

48. Istanbul

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • TinaB.

    Very misleading headline! Sydney is in fact the 39th best city in the world as per the TimeOut index. Luckily, nightlife was not the only thing taken into consideration. There are a great deal of cities that didn’t even find a mention.

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