Are the high rental prices justified? The dream of many Israelis is to live in Tel Aviv, even if the price is too high, the streets are crowded and the atmosphere is wild. It turns out, according to a ranking by World Time-Out magazine published today (Thursday), that this dream is completely legitimate. The prestigious magazine has rated 37 different cities in the world, and its place won Tel Aviv is highly respected.
So who is the most equal city in the world? According to the ranking, the United States is the leader of the table, but not with the city you might have expected. San Francisco is in first place: “This city is known for not being part of the herd, and when Corona raised its head all over the state, San Francisco imposed very strict restrictions. However, it did not hurt businesses too much, who found creative ways to keep themselves open,” they noted. In the magazine. What makes it so worthwhile? “Progressive politics is not a bad word in this former hippie enclave. It is also probably the city closest to being called ‘accepting,'” Port added.
And who is in second place? Perhaps one of the most popular destinations for young Israelis: Amsterdam. “At the time of the epidemic the lack of culture and nightlife in Amsterdam was acute, however the city still used this time wisely and focused on its inner beauty, history and communal spirit while fighting coffee shops, brothels and tourists roaming the streets and creating provocations,” the rating said.
In third place you will find Manchester in England, followed by Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. In fifth place was the Big Apple – New York City, followed by sixth place – Montreal, Canada. In seventh place, the city of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is proudly celebrating.
81% of residents claim: “The city is fun”
And in eighth place, you guessed it, Tel Aviv. “Tel Avivians are a hard nut to crack. When the corona hit tourism, this high-tech incubator pressed the restart button. The epidemic caused the ‘city without a break’ to take a necessary break. Places like Dizengoff Square and Railroad Park were fertile ground for picnics, shows, screenings and lectures. “Israel led a vaccination campaign, and soon the locals returned to drink cappuccino in the cafes and do yoga on the beach,” it was written in the global time-out.
“In a poll we conducted, 81 percent of Tel Avivians said the city was ‘fun’ and 84 percent testified that they could ‘express themselves.’ They are all an alternative, “it added.
And a brief point for self-pride: Which cities in the world have Tel Aviv surpassed in the rankings? You will be surprised: Tokyo, the capital of Japan, was ranked tenth, and only 11th and 12th, respectively, were Los Angeles in the United States and Chicago. London won only 13th place and Barcelona, which is also a sought-after destination, qualified for 14th place in the rankings. In 37th and last place was the capital of Thailand, Bangkok.
Source: Maariv.co.il – תיירות by www.maariv.co.il.
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