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Old 10-04-2023, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Their "methodology" is pretty close to "Live, Love, Laugh".

https://www.worldsbestcities.com/methodology-2024/
I don't place much credence in relation to such lists.

As for the criteria it's relates to cities with a metro area of 1 million, so lots of very pleasant smaller cities are immediately excluded.
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Old 10-04-2023, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, New Jersey
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What jobs are in Montevideo? Stable nice city and country (Uruguay), but many go to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil for opportunities. I'd take Baltimore, Philly any day.
Its more than a job market.
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Old 10-04-2023, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Their "methodology" is pretty close to "Live, Love, Laugh".

https://www.worldsbestcities.com/methodology-2024/
If that's the methodology then there is no possible universe where Toronto is above Montreal!
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Old 10-04-2023, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Apart from basic things like life expectancy or health care. I know for sure which one I’d rather have surgery in if I was shot.

All morbid jokes aside Cape Town is significantly bigger then Baltimore so it out muscling it on metrics shouldn’t come off as surprising.
Maybe it depends . I had a severe and serious skin-afflicting allergic reaction in Cape Town. Went to a more municipal/lower end hospital wait was unbearable and I was in pain- I told my friend "take me to where the white people go i dont care what it costs" and had the best brief hospital stay of my life bar none. Largest most private room, fluffiest pillows, top end food, total comfort I was injected with a steroid then given a shot to rest and heal and I was out of what was a dire situation in 2 hours total.

I also had a dental procedure to crack and remove an abscessed molar that went off pleasantly and without a hitch.

^I think the Hospital was near the Gardens District. I dont recall ever paying a medical bill although I probably did. But it wasnt a game changer if I did.

Its not metric- its just overall vibe. Spent a significant amountof time there and its just way better intangibly and in some ways tangibly. The highway system was spectacular and the trains took you so far out. Baltimore has nothing that could touch table mountain or Long Street either.
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Old 10-04-2023, 01:10 PM
 
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Montreal at 60, and below Austin, Vancouver, SD, Orlando, Miami, and Vegas (??????) is weird.
Was thinking the same thing. Too far down on the list, Montreal is safe, has great transportation (arguably the best in North America), reasonable cost of living etc etc.
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Old 10-04-2023, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Montreal at 60, and below Austin, Vancouver, SD, Orlando, Miami, and Vegas (??????) is weird.
Lol

Montreal is amazing

Disney isn't even in Orlando proper.
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Old 10-04-2023, 08:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Maybe it depends . I had a severe and serious skin-afflicting allergic reaction in Cape Town. Went to a more municipal/lower end hospital wait was unbearable and I was in pain- I told my friend "take me to where the white people go i dont care what it costs" and had the best brief hospital stay of my life bar none. Largest most private room, fluffiest pillows, top end food, total comfort I was injected with a steroid then given a shot to rest and heal and I was out of what was a dire situation in 2 hours total.

I also had a dental procedure to crack and remove an abscessed molar that went off pleasantly and without a hitch.

^I think the Hospital was near the Gardens District. I dont recall ever paying a medical bill although I probably did. But it wasnt a game changer if I did.

Its not metric- its just overall vibe. Spent a significant amountof time there and its just way better intangibly and in some ways tangibly. The highway system was spectacular and the trains took you so far out. Baltimore has nothing that could touch table mountain or Long Street either.
I don't disagree with the intangibles or a vibe. Cape Town is a world class tourist destination, Baltimore isn't for obvious reasons.

But living in city vs. visiting a city/metro are two extremely different things.

I'm half Greek. I love spending time in Athens and as a "city experience" and vibe it blows anything that's not NYC into last week.. would a live there in my current stage of life over the Baltimore area? Absolutely not. Because love it or hate it for the vast majority of people, the US job market(s) is unique in offering opportunities that simply don't exist elsewhere and that has to count for something.

If we can dock points for Baltimore or Philly's generational demographic violence, it's equally fair to dock major points for other cities lack of economic opportunity because both play major roles into QoL.

Do I agree with the ranking of this list? No. But you'd be hard pressed to find a credible list where America's top 20-25 cities wouldn't make a global "pool" of Top 100.

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Old 10-04-2023, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I'm half Greek. I love spending time in Athens and as a "city experience" and vibe it blows anything that's not NYC into last week.. .
I don't know if you'd find a lot of people who would support this but as an individual experience it is certainly yours to have. Blowing everything else that is not NYC into last week though - I mean I think there are places that blow NYC into last week but that is just me lol.

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No Medellin, Colombia over 100 of these cities? I'm done. Throw the list away.
Medellin is awesome. No other place like it.
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Old 10-04-2023, 11:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I don't know if you'd find a lot of people who would support this but as an individual experience it is certainly yours to have. Blowing everything else that is not NYC into last week though - I mean I think there are places that blow NYC into last week but that is just me lol.
*in the context of US cities*

I say this as someone who lived in Tokyo for 4 years.
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Old 10-05-2023, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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*in the context of US cities*

I say this as someone who lived in Tokyo for 4 years.
My apologies - I took that out of context. I haven't done Tokyo but I want to....
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