Here Is The 2016 List Of The 20 Friendliest Cities In The World

Ireland managed to bag two spots on the list


The 2016 list of the friendliest cities in the world has been revealed, and Ireland comes out looking pretty good.

The website Conde Nast Traveler has been compiling this annual list for the last four years with their Readers’ Choice Awards survey to locate what cities make wanderers feel the most (and least) welcome.

Ireland came out well in the survey, with two entries on the list, but the US is the real winner here, with 10 cities making the cut.

But before we get the most friendly places, let’s look at the most unfriendly cities: 

10. Doha, Qatar

9. Lagos, Nigeria

8. Detroit, US

7. Maputo, Mozambique

6. Caracas, Venezuela

5. Atlantic City, US

4. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

3. Oakland, US

2. Tijuana, Mexico

1. Newark, US

Here are the 20 friendliest cities:

20. Burlington, US

Burlington Vermont

Pic: Erika J Mitchell/

19. New Orleans, US


18. Jackson, US


17. Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Night

16. Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik Iceland

15. Auckland, New Zealand


14. Asheville, US

Asheville North Carolina

13. Santa Fe, US

Santa Fe

12. Austin, US

Austin Texas

11. Edinburgh, Scotland


10. Nashville, US


9. Bruges, Belgium

Bruges Belgium

8. Krakow, Poland


7. Savannah, US

Savannah Georgia

6. Galway, Republic of Ireland


5. Park City, US

Park City Utah

4. Queenstown, New Zealand


3. Dublin, Republic of Ireland


2. Sydney, Australia

Sydney Australia

1. Charleston, US


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