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For the second time, Monocle compiled its Small Town Index, ranking the world’s simplest cities, and this year, the German city of Wiesbaden has done it!

Monocle Index

Now in its second year, the Monocle’s Small Cities Index ranks the best small cities in the world that are practical to live in, rich in culture, comfortable and offer a variety of careers and lots of “breathing room”. Only lifestyle magazines include cities with less than 250,000 inhabitants, which offer a good quality of life.

The index shows the attributes of small cities, emphasizing them as viable alternatives to life in large cities. The main indicators that magazines use to rank are: accessibility, mayoral factor, warmth and friendliness, green ambition and business opportunity.

Wiesbaden ranks 15th

This year, only one German City made it into the rankings. Wiesbaden, in the state Hesse, was awarded the 15th place. It is described as “culturally rich and a relaxed lifestyle” and “ideal for young professionals and professionals family. “

Monocle shows that Wiesbaden’s location is ideal, easy to reach Frankfurt, providing its residents with the ideal balance between urban facilities and rural peace and quiet, while being large in number multinational companies creates many job opportunities for expats.

However, as one of the wealthiest cities in Germany, the cost of living in Wiesbaden is high. Monocle experts highlight this as an area that needs improvement, but maintains it housing in Wiesbaden it is still much more affordable than in Frankfurt.

Best smaller cities for 2021

Monocle’s top 20 small towns for 2021 are as follows:

  • 1. Porto, Portugal
  • 2. Leuven, Belgium
  • 3. Itoshima, Japan
  • 4. Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 5. Victoria, Canada
  • 6. Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 7. Basel, Switzerland
  • 8. Bolzano, Italy
  • 9. Denmark
  • 10. Bergen, Norway
  • 11. Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 12. Ghent, Belgium
  • 13. Burlington, USA
  • 14. Innsbruck, Austria
  • 15. Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 16. Aomori, Japan
  • 17.Bath, England
  • 18. Taitung, Taiwan
  • 19. Groningen, Netherlands
  • 20. Annecy, France

For the full ranking, including details on how the score is calculated, visit Monocle website.

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