New York Ranked Best City to Live for Men

New York City ranked best place in the world to Live for Men, according to AskMen.com.

New York City topped the list of 29 Cities to Live In list. The poll, by men’s website Askmen.com (http://www.askmen.com) ranked 29 cities across the globe based on how good they are for men to live, work and play, based on data that includes the number of vacation days, the ratio of men to women, the weather, the unemployment rate and new restaurant and club openings.

Despite being battered by the global economic crisis, New York took the top spot, with Melbourne, Australia, coming in second. Tokyo was ranked third and Madrid and London rounded off the top five.

Every New Yorker knows that the Dutch roots is all over New York City. The Netherlands played a pivotal role in founding Manhattan.

“We’re positioning the best cities that you can live in say, for a year, somewhere exotic, with cultural options, and job opportunities as well, and also entertainment as a man, which includes clubs and fresh air options,” James Bassil, the website’s editor-in-chief, told Reuters.

Among the list this year were a few cities that many guys might not be familiar with. These emerging cities are full of new energy, from urban development to nightlife to new stadiums. We foresee great things for these for cities in the coming years — and now is the time to get to know them.

Cape Town is still as laid-back as it gets, even though it’s about to be thrust into the global spotlight with the arrival of the FIFA World Cup. Cape Town is sophisticated, young and full of energy. It’s among the elite group of geographic locations where beaches, mountains and wineries intersect (think Africa’s answer to San Francisco, only different).

Outdoor concerts and festivals are the norm in Cape Town, and the freewheeling mood of the town has been attracting more ex-pats in recent years. The natural beauty of Cape Town, coupled with its growing art scene, make this town one of the best places to be in the years ahead.

Last year’s top five cities, according to Askmen.com, were: Chicago, Barcelona, San Francisco, London and Sydney.

The website ranks cities on seven factors: weather, cost of living, professional life, dating, night on the town, day on the town and this year’s newcomer, fresh air factor. It uses data from the United Nations and global consultancy Mercer, among others.

Following is this year’s list of top 29 cities for men: 1. New York City 2. Melbourne 3. Tokyo 4. Madrid 5. London 6. Cape Town 7. Miami 8. Buenos Aires 9. Sydney 10. San Francisco 11. Paris 12. Los Angeles 13. Hong Kong 14. Tel Aviv 15. Barcelona 16. Sao Paulo 17. Berlin 18. Lisbon 19. Beirut 20. Istanbul 21. Shanghai 22. Montreal 23. Amsterdam 24. Chicago 25. Toronto 26. Kyoto 27. Bogota 28. Rome 29. Las Vegas

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