Melbourne to Medellín: the best cities in the world according to Time Out magazine

The 20 best cities to live in
1. Edinburgh (Scotland)
2. Chicago (USA)
3. Medellín (Colombia)
4. Glasgow (Scotland)
5. Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
6. Prague (Czech Republic)
7. Marrakech (Morocco)
8. Berlin (Germany)
9. Montreal (Canada)
10. Copenhagen (Denmark)
11. Cape Town (South Africa)
12. Madrid (Spain)
13. Manchester (England)
14. Mumbai (India)
15. Melbourne (Australia)
16. Taipei (Taiwan)
17. London (England)
18. Porto (Portugal)
19. Lyon (France)
20. New York City (USA)
The 20 best cities to live in

Every year, Time Out Magazine surveys thousands of people about the cities they live in. Through questions about the cultural, gastronomic, nightlife, and other aspects of their city, the magazine determines which are the most entertaining and comfortable metropoles for its residents. Let's have a look at the Top 20 Best Cities for 2022.

1. Edinburgh (Scotland)

The combination of its landscapes, bars, restaurants, culture, nightlife, and above all its people, make Edinburgh the number 1 city of 2022, according to Time Out Magazine.

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2. Chicago (USA)

Here you can dine at some of the best restaurants in the world, go clubbing until the wee hours of the morning, visit museums, and sunbathe on the shores of Lake Michigan.

3. Medellín (Colombia)

The City of the Eternal Spring is considered to have the best nightlife. Another top factor in the Colombian hub is its gastronomy, and it is certain that you will not leave Medellín without making friends because its people are among the friendliest.

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4. Glasgow (Scotland)

Another Scottish city in the top five, and once again it is considered a great place for going out. The value for money is very good, Time Out reports, so you can party, eat and enjoy yourself without killing your budget. It's also a great place for vegans and vegetarians with a variety of restaurants offering these options.

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5. Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

It's the perfect city to cycle all over. Its architecture, museums, canals, and history make it one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It was also ranked as the second most progressive city in the world where inclusiveness is the norm. The only worry you'll have is deciding where to take a picture, because it's very difficult to choose between so much beauty.

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6. Prague (Czech Republic)

This city is full of interesting sites, including museums, restaurants, and galleries. In addition, the structure of the city itself, makes it one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is very easy to get around by public transport and is very affordable for all budgets.

7. Marrakech (Morocco)

The highest-ranking African city on this list lies in Morocco. It has many monuments which are World Heritage Sites, making it a colorful city, full of life and history.

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8. Berlin (Germany)

This avant-garde city, full of arts, museums, and galleries, while also being relatively affordable and inclusive, was bound to end up high on this list. It is also known for its great nightlife, boutiques, and street markets.

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9. Montreal (Canada)

A truly cosmopolitan city with skyscrapers and old buildings, a mix of European and Quebecois culture, all in one place. In summer, the whole city is united in a great cultural movement with music festivals on every street corner.

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10. Copenhagen (Denmark)

Colorful houses and small wooden boats are among its main features. But it also offers beautiful canals that you can explore on hydrofoil bicycles, floating saunas, jacuzzis, and even kayak bars. Copenhagen's rich nightlife is another factor that its residents rank highly in Time Out Magazine.

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11. Cape Town (South Africa)

Blessed by a beautiful natural setting, Cape Town is a very multicultural city, where you can do everything from going to the mountains or the beach to watching dance, experimental performances, and other cultural activities. Its nightlife is also praised as well as its wonderful gastronomy.

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12. Madrid (Spain)

Boredom is impossible for residents of this city rich in cultural activities. As one of the most inclusive cities in Europe, Madrid offers its residents the opportunity to be whoever they want to be. Enough reasons to be ranked 12th.

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13. Manchester (England)

Known for its famous football team, Manchester is considered one of the friendliest cities in the world. It has lots of bars, restaurants, and a first-class cultural scene.

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14. Mumbai (India)

As the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous globally, Mumbai has the largest film industry in the world. Its nightlife doesn't end at the clubs, as you can find restaurants open 24/7 and right across the bay.

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15. Melbourne (Australia)

After 2 years of the pandemic, the city rises up with festivals, music and street performers, fairs, art exhibitions, theater, concerts, food, and wonderful beaches - all in one place. Interestingly, buses and trams are free in the city center.

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16. Taipei (Taiwan)

Taipei is a very gay-friendly city that legalized gay marriage in 2019. You'll never go hungry there, thanks to the wide variety of food and places to eat, and it has a lively nightlife. You can sip a craft beer from the rooftop of a building while enjoying the spectacular view, for example.

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17. London (England)

Free galleries and museums, new nightclubs, and many cultural, gastronomic, and leisure activities make this city a favorite in Time Out's ranking. It can be expensive to live in though.

18. Porto (Portugal)

As the name says, this city has a beautiful harbor that serves as a background to enjoy excellent food on a terrace. The nightlife and cultural life are quite active. In addition, the people surveyed by Time Out consider Porto an excellent city to relax in.

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19. Lyon (France)

This city, located between the wine-producing regions of Rhône Valley and Beaujolais, has two large rivers on which you can find floating bars serving the best wine. While often forgotten in the shadow of Paris, Lyon actually offers a lot of great cultural and gastronomic events and is cheaper to live in.

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20. New York City (USA)

Although the pandemic hit this city very hard, the Big Apple has risen stronger and is named the most resilient city by Time Out this year. Its theatre world, museums, art, and pop culture caused this city to make it to number 20.

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