World's Best Cities to Live in 2018

  • AADITEE KULKARNI
  • UPDATED Feb 16, 2018
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Every city has its haves and have-nots. Whether it’s the exotic cars making their way up and down to swanky road, or grid patterned luxury houses, or a neighbourhood reaping of history from a 1000 years ago, or simple yet humble neighbourhood, this very city flicks between affluence and poverty. The city moves in union that makes it simple, fast, efficient, and mechanical. And the unity in diversity is what makes the city liveable. 

Listed in no particular order, here are world’s best cities that we would love to live in 2018! 

World's Best Cities to Live in 2018

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The capital of Britain, what really sparked for this city was the 2012 Summer Games. With 2,000 years of history, London is sophisticated. The city is multi-ethnic, and with many retail stores, universities, colleges, and restaurants, is one of the most liveable cities in the world. And the best thing about London is that there are stylish surprises everywhere you look. 

Portugal’s second biggest city, Porto is friendly and welcoming. For the tourists, this city has ranked as one of the most affordable cities for a night out

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The Big Apple, or the New York City is where all the dreams come true. Considered as one of the most ethnically diverse cities to live in, NYC has a superb public transportation. With many neighbouring suburbs that offer affordable living, New York City is happy and free. The city perfectly epitomizes the true American spirit.  

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The fashion capital of the world, Paris is the city of love. Ranking high on the happiness and liveability indexes, Paris has unbeatable culture and food scenes. This City of Light is definitely one of the best cities to live in, mon amour. This incredibly beautiful city is sometimes sweet, mostly curious, and at times melancholic. 

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Down under, the natives of Melbourne have been voted world’s happiest city-dwellers. With many great food scenes, Australia’s second biggest city is cool, confident, and easy-breezy. The city has an edgy panache that is waiting to be explored.

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Often called the ‘greatest city in the world,’ the windy city of Chicago is best known for its live music and culture. Chicagoans swear by the city’s affordability, thanks to its many local neighbourhoods. Mark Twain once said, "She is novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time."

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Best known for its safety and public transport, Singapore is healthy and buzzy! The cultural here is a mix of many ethnicities and living is pricy, but it’s the city’s infrastructure that steals the show. Singapore has some of the world’s best education institutes and businesses.

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Granted this city has the longest working hours of any city, but this Emirati capital is also one of the most liveable cities in the world. Dubai is fast, swanky, and tolerant. Many of the world’s tallest, world’s richest, world’s biggest, and the only seven-star property in the world is located here in Dubai. 

Spain’s capital is the city that never sleeps. After a recent economic and political turmoil, Madrid has reinvented itself as one of the best cities to live in, and the future looks promising. The community is connected, and the city has a vibrant culture, thanks to its many neighbourhoods. The bustliing food and shopping scenes have also helped Madrid climb the charts. 

A mix of art, culture, and history makes Manchester an extremely interesting city. High-profile developments along with plenty of drinking, eating and dancing scenes will definitely make you wanna live here. 

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Philly has been voted as the most affordable city in the world, and also one of the most fun cities to live in. Philadelphia is called 'City of Brotherly Love' and this is evident, thanks to its cultural bounty and diversity. The city’s geography and affordable neighbourhoods makes this one of the best cities to live in. 

Thanks to its surreal architecture and the famous football, Barcelona is one of the most ideal European cities. The capital of Catalonia has many spirited neighbourhoods and its buzzing food and cultural scenes makes this one a great city to live in.

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AADITEE KULKARNI AADITEE KULKARNI

Ever since my first trip at the age of 4, I’ve been fascinated to explore places around the world. Lover of world cultures, food, souls and all things blue; I spend most part of my day writing about travel. I also travel with my buddies when my boss approves my leaves.

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