Time Out’s annual ranking of the world’s best cities have been revealed, and 37 cities made it on the list.
San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Manchester are ranked as the top three cities, while Prague ranks 7.
The hotly anticipated, annual Time Out Index combines the experiences and opinions of thousands of people in hundreds of cities around the world with the expertise of Time Out’s global network of local editors and city experts to capture and celebrate what makes a city great right now.
The Time Out Index 2021 had more than 27,000 global participants and worked through the challenges of Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions to represent the soul of their cities.
The cities were rated for eating and drinking, culture and nightlife, with more emphasis than ever on community spirit and environmental initiatives. Respondents shared how easy it is to do things like express themselves, make new friends and even hook up with people, in addition to relaxing and discovering new things.
This year, editors posed questions around activism and community projects, sustainability and the importance of green spaces to gain insight into the cities thinking about the future as well as the now. Time Out crunched the numbers along with local expert knowledge to compile this year’s definitive ranking of the world’s best cities right now for living and social life
Combined with insights from local experts and Time Out editors worldwide, the list recognizes all the things that make each ranked city great to visit and live in right now, and in the future.
Prague topped the table as the most beautiful city in the world, Time Out reveals. It says that 82 percent of residents describe it as such.
The guide adds: ‘With 89 percent saying it’s easy to get around without a car, enjoying the Czech capital on foot must be why it also came out as the world’s second-most relaxing city.’