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View Poll Results: Dirtiest global city
London 5 7.94%
New York City 18 28.57%
Hong Kong 6 9.52%
Paris 11 17.46%
Singapore 0 0%
Shanghai 2 3.17%
Tokyo 0 0%
Beijing 12 19.05%
Sydney 0 0%
Dubai 1 1.59%
Other (specify) 8 12.70%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-19-2014, 12:29 AM
 
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Are pigeons pest? Their feces are just more prominent than other birds.
Cockroaches are abudant at night in Hong Kong's summer.
Hong Kong also has heavy fines for littering and spitting on the streets, but Singapore is better due to both cultural habits and heavy fines, other SE Asian countries are pretty dirty, also China.
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From the cities in the poll i think Hong Kong is the dirtiest, with the the warm climate playing a major factor. If it had London's/Paris's weather it would't even be in the top 3 of this poll.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:33 AM
 
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Extremely clean habit of the Japanese is an important factor that Japan has the longest life expectancy among major developed countries. Western countries is not as good in both cleanliness and manners.
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Tokyo is very clean despite its size due to cultural factors. I also don't weight transient weather phenomena very highly, unlike air pollution which is much more of a consistent QOL issue. I'm only going by what I've heard from others about Singapore.

At the end of the day all of the bottom 5 are reasonably clean cities with little to differentiate them in my personal scoring ... At least compared to the top 5.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Yes, I know, but what about their air quality or pollution (smog, dust, etc)?
The air quality will never be as good as the cities in Australia, Canada, Scandinavia... etc. But when everything else is taken into consideration, Tokyo is extremely clean. Like the above poster mentioned, it has to do with people's habits.

The one thing I do hate about Tokyo is the cockroach season though. But I was spoiled coming from a country where this kind of insects aren't common.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:01 AM
 
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Paris dirtier than NY, HK and London? No. Just no.
I have lived in Paris and HK, and Paris is definitely dirtier than HK. HK has worse air and water cleanliness due to overcrowding and lax industrial laws, but Paris has way more street litter, dog feces on every sidewalk, graffiti everywhere, etc. HK also has an army of underpaid elderly people constantly sweeping the streets, cleaning up rubbish, and collecting recyclable materials, which is quite sad when you think about it, but it does keep the place cleaner.

Paris is a very dirty city. Not at all what I was expecting given its reputation and tourist appeal.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Strangely, Paris didn't strike me as dirtier than other major European cities. Pretty much the same as Barcelona or London...

HK was also okay. HK Island is pretty clean, as are TST and the boroughs located in the New Territories. Kowloon can get veeery messy, though. But in the end, nothing cringe-worthy.
Overall, I thought that Shanghai had a trashier appeal to it, especially when you leave the Bund, Nanjing Road and the area around People's Park.

New York was pretty clean in Manhattan, but edgier in the other boroughs.

In the end, none of the cities above are outrageously dirty.

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Old 08-19-2014, 03:14 AM
 
Location: singapore
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Singapore's air quality is good !! Unless we are under haze due to the forest burning in Indonesia.

It was very bad last yr for about 2 weeks , other than that air is SIngapore is healthy !!

Some people are just ignorant
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Blighty
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Paris (lots of dog mess) vs New York (rats and trash).

Pick yer poison.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Paris has quite a few dirty areas but it's not "that" dirty.Most of the places are alright.

Hong Kong is not dirty either.Being messy does not equal to being dirty.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:36 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Paris dirtier than NY, HK and London? No. Just no.
Paris is certainly dirtier than London, (why do Parisians allow their dogs to use the pavements as a toilet) I wouldn't know about the other places.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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Ok, where is Rome?

Rome is by far dirtier than any city on this list.
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