This Is the Friendliest City in the World

Toronto takes the top spot in Preply's rankings; 2 US cities also make the top 10
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2023 11:19 AM CDT
These Are the Friendliest Cities in the World
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Looking forward to a summer vacation, or even a relocation? Preply is out with its Community Spirit Index, which ranks more than 50 cities around the world in terms of how friendly they are to non-natives. The language learning app examined six main metrics to gather a sense of how welcoming these global cities are: how friendly staff are, based on accommodations reviews; visitor return rate; each city's safety index score; acceptance of diversity, culled from LGBTQ+ equality scores; how proficient each city is in speaking English (to ease communications with a common language among strangers); and overall happiness and well-being scores. Toronto shoots up to the No. 1 spot on Preply's list, and two US cities make the top 10, as seen below:

Friendliest Cities

  1. Toronto
  2. Sydney
  3. Edinburgh, Scotland
  4. Manchester, United Kingdom
  5. New York
  6. Montreal
  7. Melbourne, Australia
  8. San Francisco
  9. Dublin
  10. Copenhagen, Denmark
See what other cities are fairly friendly. (This is America's happiest city.)

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