The city of Sydney, Australia has been voted as the safest and friendliest city in the world by a recently compiled ranking of the world’s major cities.
The bi-annual Anholt-GfK City Brands Index (CBISM) also ranked the Australian city in second place as the Best City Overall (after London) in the world among the 50 cities in the index.
Sydney ranked highest for “warm and friendly people” (ahead of Toronto) and perceived safety (ahead of Geneva). Another Australian city, Melbourne, also made it to the top ten in the index.
The top 10 cities in the Anholt-GfK City Index 2013 are –
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
- Los Angeles
The Anholt-GfK City Brands Index ranks the world’s major cities on the basis of six criteria:
- Presence: the city’s status and standing,
- Place: its physical location,
- Pre-requisites: basic amenities such as affordable accommodation and the standard of public amenities,
- Pulse: interesting things to do and
- Potential: economic and educational opportunities.