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These 10 cities have been rated the most exciting in the world

Sally Bracegirdle
Head of Marketing

Graduate life is exciting, so why not start yours in one of the most exciting cities in the world right now?

Time Out has published its City Life Index for 2018, ranking the most exciting cities in the world to live in and visit at the moment. And good news: three of them are right here in the UK.

To determine which cities deserved a place in the rankings, 15,000 people in 32 different cities were asked to score the metropolis they call home on criteria such as food, drink, culture, friendliness, affordability, happiness and liveability. 

Chicago took the top spot after scoring highly for its food and bar scene, closely followed by Porto and New York.

Closer to home, London and Manchester were both awarded a place in the top 10. Meanwhile, Edinburgh just missed out, coming in at 11th place. 



Here are the 10 most exciting cities in the world right now.

You can find out more and see the complete rankings here.


1. Chicago, USA



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2. Porto, Portugal




3. New York, USA



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4. Melbourne, Australia



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5. London, UK



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6. Madrid, Spain



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7. Manchester, UK



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8. Lisbon, Portugal



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9. Philadelphia, USA



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10. Barcelona, Spain



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