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[Why Singapore] Top 20 friendliest cities in the world you should visit

Travelling is made better by the people we experience along the way.

Toronto is ranked one of the top cities to visit in the world (Photo: Gettyimages)


Feeling welcomed and included when venturing into unknown territory is important. This is why the online language learning platform Preply has developed the Community Spirit Index—a comprehensive ranking of 53 cities worldwide based on their friendliness to non-natives.


The index is gleaned by analysing six key metrics: visitor return rate, how welcoming the local staff are, safety index score, LGBTQ+ equality, overall happiness and well-being, and the ease of communicating through a common language.


Through the Community Spirit Index, Preply has uncovered the top 20 friendliest cities in the world. Interestingly, Singapore has made it to the list and is the only Asian country on the list. Check out these cities below and the things they are known for.


20. Tel Aviv, Israel


Skyline of Tel Aviv. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Tel Aviv, located on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, is a bustling and vibrant city with a unique blend of old-world charm and modern innovation. It is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, diverse culinary scene, and thriving tech and startup industry.


19. Barcelona, Spain


Sagrada Familia and Barcelona skyline at sunrise. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia in Spain, is a city with rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. Famous landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell attract visitors worldwide. It is also known for its beaches, nightlife, and culinary scene.


18. Madrid, Spain


Statue King Philips III at Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a city known for its beautiful architecture, world-class museums, and vibrant culture. The city's famous landmarks, such as the Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor, are must-sees, complementing its bustling nightlife, scrumptious food scene, and passionate football culture.


17. Prague, Czech Republic


Twilight overview of Charles Bridge, city and river in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a city known for its impressive architecture, rich history, and vibrant culture. The city's famous landmarks, such as Charles Bridge and Prague Castle, attract visitors from all over the world, while its charming cobblestone streets, delicious beer, and lively nightlife make it a must-visit destination.


16. Singapore, Singapore


Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Singapore, the only Asian country on this list, is a city-state known for its modern architecture, diverse culture, and excellent food scene. The city's famous landmarks, such as Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum and Gardens by the Bay, are popular with tourists, while its efficient transportation system and clean streets make it a pleasant place to explore.


15. Berlin, Germany


Brandenburg Gate at sunset with solar flare. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Berlin, the capital of Germany, is a city known for its rich history, cultural diversity, and vibrant art scene. Famous landmarks such as the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate are must-sees, while the city's unique neighbourhoods, delicious food, and buzzing nightlife make it an unforgettable destination for travellers.


14. Paris, France


Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Paris, France's capital, is known for its stunning architecture, rich history, and romantic charm. Famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral are iconic symbols of the city, while its world-class museums, delicious cuisine, and fashionable boutiques make it a beloved destination for travellers.


13. Lisbon, Portugal


Belem Tower, Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a city known for its amazing architecture, rich history, and charming atmosphere. Famous landmarks such as the Belem Tower and Jerónimos Monastery are must-sees, in addition to its colourful streets, delicious food, and lively music scene.


12. Auckland, New Zealand


Auckland skyline with Sky Tower. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Auckland, located on the North Island of New Zealand, is a city known for its splendid natural beauty, vibrant culture, and outdoor adventures. Famous landmarks such as the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge offer breathtaking views, while the city's beaches, parks, and nearby islands are adored by nature lovers.

11. Amsterdam, Netherlands


Keizersgracht Canal at dusk in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a city known for its charming canals, historic architecture, and vibrant culture. Apart from the exciting nightlife, delicious food, and unique neighbourhoods, the city also has famous landmarks such as the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House.


10. Copenhagen, Denmark


Scenic view of Nyhavn pier in the Old Town of Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is a city known for its remarkable architecture, rich history, and high quality of life. Famous landmarks such as the Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens are must-sees, while the city's vibrant food scene, stylish design, and emphasis on sustainability make it one of the top destinations for travellers.


9. Dublin, Ireland



The Ha'penny Bridge is a pedestrian bridge built in 1816 over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a city known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and lively atmosphere. Famous landmarks such as Dublin Castle and St. Patrick's Cathedral are must-sees, while the city's pubs, live music, and literary heritage make it a must-visit for travellers seeking an authentic Irish experience.


8. San Francisco, United States


A sweeping view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, San Francisco Bay, and the city skyline. (Photo: Gettyimages)


San Francisco, located in California, United States, is a city with iconic landmarks, like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, diverse culture, and an innovative spirit. It is also known for its bustling neighbourhoods, world-class cuisine, and thriving tech industry.


7. Melbourne, Australia


Hot air balloons aloft over Melbourne city at dawn, Victoria, Australia. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Melbourne, located in Australia, is a city known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, delicious cuisine, and beautiful parks and gardens. Famous landmarks include Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Travellers also come here for its coffee culture, eclectic fashion, and lively music scene.


6. Montreal, Canada


Montreal urban skyline. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Montreal, located in Quebec, Canada, is a city known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and amazing architecture. Famous landmarks such as Notre-Dame Basilica and Mount Royal Park are must-sees, while the city's charming cobblestone streets, delicious food scenes, and lively music festivals make it a beloved destination for travellers.


5. New York, United States


Aerial view of the Statue of Liberty and New York City skyline. (Photo: Gettyimages)


New York City, located in the United States, is a city known for its iconic landmarks, like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. In addition to the diverse culture and bustling city energy, the museums, world-class cuisine, and vibrant neighbourhoods are also the top reasons why travellers love it here.


4. Manchester, United Kingdom


Aerial view of the city centre of Manchester with the Beetham Tower and Manchester Central Convention Complex. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Manchester, located in England, is a city known for its rich industrial heritage, vibrant music scene, and famous football clubs. Famous landmarks such as Manchester Cathedral and the Museum of Science and Industry are must-sees, while the city's lively nightlife, thriving arts scene, and delicious food make it a great travel experience.


3. Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Edinburgh skyline with Balmoral Clocktower. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a city with beautiful architecture, rich history, and vibrant culture. Famous landmarks include Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. It is also known for its charming cobblestone streets, lively festivals, and world-famous whisky.


2. Sydney, Australia


Aerial view of Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Sydney, located in Australia, is a city known for its beaches, iconic landmarks, like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and vibrant culture. Travellers also come here for its lively neighbourhoods, world-class cuisine, and exciting events such as Vivid Sydney.


1. Toronto, Canada


Landmarks of Toronto with the CN Tower, white stadium dome of the Rogers Centre, and the skyscrapers of the downtown business district. (Photo: Gettyimages)


Toronto, located in Ontario, Canada, is a city known for its diverse culture, impressive skyline, and world-class attractions. Famous landmarks such as the CN Tower and the Royal Ontario Museum are must-sees, while the city's bustling neighbourhoods, delicious food scenes, and lively music festivals make it a beloved destination for travellers.


Top 20 friendliest cities in the world. (Screenshot: Preply)


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