Which are the Best Cities in the World for Millennials?


Pack your beret and your bicycle.


If you’ve been looking for an excuse to head overseas that’s based on more substantial stuff than the quality of your Instie feed, here are several.

Today, Nestpick, a company that (helpfully) makes relocation easier by connecting tenants and landlords worldwide, has released its definitive millennial-focused ranking of the best cities to live in, based on criteria such as housing affordability (are we even surprised Sydney came in at a paltry 86?), employment opportunities, internet speed and immigration tolerance, not to mention nightlife and an overall beer ranking.

“Millennials travel more at a younger age than any of their preceding generations; this gives them the possibility to find the perfect city for their personal needs,” Ömer Kücükdere, Nestpick’s managing director, said of the project. “With ageing populations, cities must cater to the millennial demographic in order to sustain a thriving economy.”

Cycle city Amsterdam turned nabbed the No.1 spot, sporting an impressive 10 out of 10 for LGBT friendliness, as well as a tempting 8.9 for start-up viability. Europe dominated the top nine, with Canadian city Vancouver rounding out the top 10. Us for us: Melbourne was the ‘highest’ ranking Australian city at an overall spot of 66, while Canberra was just one step below Sydney with depressingly equivalent scores for nightlife. Again, unsurprising.

As Ömer reiterates, the early bird gets the worm when it comes to attracting young people to cities, supporting future economies. On that note, it looks like we should get packing, people. See below for the top 20, and see the full list here.

1. Amsterdam
2. Berlin
3. Munich
4. Lisbon
5. Antwerp
6. Barcelona
7. Lyon
8. Cologne
9. Paris
10. Vancouver
11. Lille
12. Zurich
13. Valencia
14. The Hague
15. Montreal
16. London
17. Rotterdam
18. Nantes
19. Prague
20. Helsinki

Bridget de Maine

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