Tel Aviv ranked best city in the Middle East for young people

Tel Aviv is the best city in the Middle East for young people to live in, according to the latest rankings of the YouthfulCities Index.

Overall, Tel Aviv was ranked in fourteenth place among the best cities in the world for people aged between 15 and 29-years-old. The Independent website reported.

Topping the list was New York, followed London, Berlin and Paris.

The index rated cities from across the globe using 101 different indicators. Over 10,000 young people answered a survey that examined aspects of city life such as music, film, fashion and nightlife. Each city was also judged on wider factors such as environment, safety, affordability, diversity and employment.

Europe had three other cities in the top ten; Berlin, Paris and Amsterdam, while America was also represented by San Francisco, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Tel Aviv’s closest Middle East competitor was the Iranian capital of Tehran, at 36. Johannesburg at 35 was deemed the most youthful city in Africa.

“Half of the world’s population is under 30 years old and half now live in cities," said Sonja Miokovic, co-founder of YouthfulCities." Youth and cities –especially the largest ones – will together shape the future of the planet.

“This index creates a wealth of comparable knowledge based on what is important to youth. This understanding is critical for city leaders and urban designers committed to making smarter choices that attract and enable young people to fulfill their ambitions.”

Screenshot of the 2015 rankings from


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