London ranks in Top 5 of world’s best gay cities


Best LGBT Cities 2017. Designed by ibrandify/Freepik



London has been ranked Number 5 in a listing of the top gay cities to live in the world.

The Nestpick poll of Best LGBT Cities in 2017 measures a number of criteria including three lifestyle factors surveyed by gay people living in the cities: strength of the city’s gay dating scene, the quality of its LGBT nightlife, and the openness of its fellow citizens. Also safety and LGBT rights of citizens were factored in.

Thousands of cities were considered for the poll, across 80 countries.

London comes in at Number 5, below Madrid in Spain, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Toronto in Canada and Tel Aviv in Israel.

London scored particularly highly for the quality of its LGBT nightlife and openness in the city.

 

LGBT Best Cities Ranking 2017

#
City
Country
Dating
LGBT Nightlife
Openness in the city
Safety
LGBT Rights
Total(Out of 25)
1 Madrid Spain 4.63 4.87 4.87 4.19 5 23.56
2 Amsterdam Netherlands 4.81 4.66 4.72 4.07 5 23.26
3 Toronto Canada 4.60 4.57 4.78 3.74 5 22.69
4 Tel Aviv Israel 4.72 4.81 4.81 4.23 4 22.57
5 London UK 4.94 4.97 4.94 2.61 5 22.46
6 Berlin Germany 4.97 5.00 4.97 3.95 3 21.89
7 Brighton UK 4.15 4.45 4.66 3.54 5 21.80
8 Barcelona Spain 4.84 4.78 4.75 2.41 5 21.78
9 New York City USA 5.00 4.94 4.91 2.85 4 21.70
10 San Francisco USA 4.75 4.84 5.00 3.02 4 21.61
11 Paris France 4.91 4.72 4.45 2.49 5 21.57
12 Montreal Canada 4.42 4.39 4.60 3.10 5 21.51
13 Manchester UK 4.54 4.60 4.54 2.65 5 21.33
14 Melbourne Australia 4.78 4.91 4.84 3.78 3 21.31
15 Lisbon Portugal 4.51 3.94 3.78 3.99 5 21.22
16 Vienna Austria 3.81 4.12 4.30 4.71 4 20.94
17 Vancouver Canada 4.09 4.09 4.09 3.58 5 20.85
18 Sitges Spain 3.21 3.66 4.57 4.35 5 20.79
19 Copenhagen Denmark 3.69 3.78 4.69 3.62 5 20.78
20 Bristol UK 3.60 4.24 4.24 3.66 5 20.74
21 Cologne Germany 4.69 4.63 4.63 3.70 3 20.65
22 Ibiza Town Spain 3.06 3.72 3.69 4.87 5 20.34
23 Maspalomas Spain 2.97 3.54 4.27 4.51 5 20.29
24 Austin USA 4.03 3.97 3.84 4.15 4 19.99
25 Munich Germany 3.87 4.06 4.00 5.00 3 19.93
26 Dublin Ireland 4.36 4.36 4.06 1.80 5 19.58
27 Miami USA 4.66 4.51 4.51 1.72 4 19.40
28 Mykonos Greece 3.78 4.18 4.42 4.96 2 19.34
29 Edinburgh UK 3.09 3.57 3.27 4.40 5 19.33
30 Stockholm Sweden 4.21 3.48 4.18 2.45 5 19.32
31 Helsinki Finland 3.24 3.42 3.87 4.67 4 19.20
32 Sydney Australia 4.45 4.30 4.33 3.06 3 19.14
33 Valencia Spain 3.33 2.54 3.94 4.27 5 19.08
34 Glasgow UK 3.57 3.81 4.39 2.17 5 18.94
35 Sao Paulo Brazil 4.57 4.75 4.36 1.12 4 18.80
36 Portland USA 3.75 4.03 4.48 2.53 4 18.79
37 Puerto Vallarta Mexico 4.06 4.15 3.75 3.82 3 18.78
38 Reykjavik Iceland 2.78 2.75 3.54 4.59 5 18.66
39 Leeds UK 3.45 3.90 3.45 2.77 5 18.57
40 Los Angeles USA 4.87 3.75 4.12 1.60 4 18.34
41 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 4.48 4.69 3.97 1.08 4 18.22
42 Lyon France 3.63 2.84 3.42 3.30 5 18.19
43 Buenos Aires Argentina 4.39 4.48 3.90 1.36 4 18.13
44 Dusseldorf Germany 3.84 3.45 3.39 4.43 3 18.11
45 Chicago USA 4.30 4.27 4.15 1.28 4 18.00
46 Auckland New Zealand 3.72 3.39 3.48 2.37 5 17.96
47 Frankfurt Germany 3.90 4.00 3.66 3.26 3 17.82
48 Hamburg Germany 4.33 4.33 4.03 2.09 3 17.78
49 Prague Czech Republic 4.24 3.84 3.33 4.31 2 17.72
50 Calgary Canada 2.57 2.27 3.72 4.03 5 17.59
51 Liverpool UK 2.69 3.30 3.24 3.34 5 17.57
52 Boston USA 4.12 3.33 2.90 3.18 4 17.53
53 Birmingham UK 2.87 3.87 3.81 1.92 5 17.47
54 Brussels Belgium 3.94 4.44 3.15 1.68 4 17.21
55 Seattle USA 3.39 3.24 3.30 3.22 4 17.15
56 Cork Ireland 2.00 2.06 2.78 4.75 5 16.59
57 Nuremberg Germany 3.30 2.81 2.97 4.47 3 16.55
58 Las Vegas USA 3.97 3.36 3.63 1.52 4 16.48
59 Bordeaux France 3.15 2.60 2.81 2.89 5 16.45
60 Oslo Norway 2.60 2.57 4.21 2.01 5 16.39
61 Bangkok Thailand 4.27 4.42 3.57 2.05 2 16.31
62 Mexico City Mexico 4.18 4.21 3.60 1.24 3 16.23
63 Rotterdam Netherlands 2.75 2.51 3.36 2.57 5 16.19
64 Cardiff UK 2.28 2.72 2.93 3.14 5 16.07
65 Brisbane Australia 3.42 2.93 3.21 3.50 3 16.06
66 Lille France 2.90 2.69 2.69 2.73 5 16.01
67 Adelaide Australia 3.51 2.90 2.60 3.86 3 15.87
68 Bogota Colombia 3.18 3.63 2.63 1.32 5 15.76
69 Leipzig Germany 3.03 3.69 3.03 2.98 3 15.73
70 Tokyo Japan 2.42 3.27 3.12 4.83 2 15.64
71 Tallinn Estonia 2.22 2.30 2.45 4.63 4 15.60
72 Gothenburg Sweden 2.66 2.42 3.18 2.33 5 15.59
73 Antwerp Belgium 2.30 3.03 3.51 2.69 4 15.53
74 San Juan Puerto Rico 4.00 2.87 2.30 1.20 5 15.37
75 Bergen Norway 2.12 2.09 2.72 3.42 5 15.35
76 Montpellier France 2.54 2.36 2.54 2.81 5 15.25
77 Utretcht Netherlands 2.06 2.03 3.00 2.93 5 15.02
78 Zurich Switzerland 2.63 2.78 2.66 4.92 2 14.99
79 Split Croatia 2.72 2.48 2.48 4.11 3 14.79
80 Perth Australia 3.48 3.06 2.75 2.25 3 14.54
81 Stuttgart Germany 2.09 2.39 2.39 4.55 3 14.42
82 Thessaloniki Greece 3.00 2.63 2.57 3.90 2 14.10
83 Hong Kong China 2.84 3.15 2.27 4.79 1 14.05
84 Rome Italy 3.54 3.60 3.06 1.56 2 13.76
85 Budapest Hungary 2.39 3.09 2.84 3.38 2 13.70
86 Marseille France 2.36 2.45 2.42 1.44 5 13.67
87 Milan Italy 3.12 3.51 3.09 1.88 2 13.60
88 Santiago Chile 3.66 3.18 2.87 1.76 2 13.47
89 Shanghai China 2.93 3.21 2.51 3.46 1 13.11
90 Cape Town South Africa 3.27 2.18 2.18 1.16 4 12.79
91 Durban South Africa 2.45 2.97 2.36 1.00 4 12.78
92 Athens Greece 3.36 3.00 2.15 1.96 2 12.47
93 Warsaw Poland 2.51 3.12 2.33 2.13 2 12.09
94 Johannesburg South Africa 2.48 2.21 2.24 1.04 4 11.97
95 Dresden Germany 2.24 2.15 2.12 2.29 3 11.80
96 Zagreb Croatia 2.03 2.66 2.09 1.40 3 11.18
97 Sofia Bulgaria 2.33 2.24 2.21 2.21 2 10.99
98 Bratislava Slovakia 2.81 2.00 2.00 1.64 2 10.45
99 Belgrade Serbia 2.18 2.33 2.06 1.48 2 10.05
100 Beijing China 2.15 2.12 2.03 1.84 1 9.14