Please verify

Watch LIVE

Here Are the Top 10 'Friendliest' and 'Rudest' Cities in the World


Where does the U.S. rank?

Looking to plan your next vacation based on congeniality?

The results are in from Conde Nast Traveler’s annual readers' choice survey, which clocked Florianopolis, Brazil, as the “friendliest” city in the world and Newark, N.J., as the "rudest." The survey was based on the input of more than 46,000 readers.

“Newark is best known for being the site of an airport near New York, and for many of our readers, that's the only reason to stop there," the magazine declared.

And Newark isn’t the only American city to be accused of being unfriendly -- four others cracked the top 10.

The travel magazine noted that its survey takes into account numerous factors including location, size and language barriers, and isn’t based solely off the rude behavior of city residents.

Still, ouch.

Top 10 "Friendliest" Cities in the World:

10. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Getty Images)

9. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia (Tie)

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. (Getty Images)

9. Kilkenny, Ireland (Tie)

Kilkenny, Ireland. (Getty Images)

8. Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay, Myanmar. (Getty Images)

7. Margaret River, Australia

Margaret River, Australia. (Getty Images)

6. Paro, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest Monastery) above Paro Valley, Bhutan. (Getty Images)

5. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina, United States. (Getty Images)

4. Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand. (Getty Images)

3. Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu, Bhutan. (Getty Images)

2. Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart, Tasmania. (Getty Images)

1. Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis, Brazil. (Getty Images)

Top 10 “Unfriendliest” Cities:

10. Tangier, Morocco

Tangier, Morocco. (Getty Images)

9. Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Getty Images)

8. Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan. (Getty Images)

7. New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. (Getty Images)

6. Lome, Togo

Lome, Togo. (Getty Images)

5. Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City, Kuwait. (Getty Images)

4. Luanda, Angola

Luanda, Angola. (Getty Images)

3. Oakland, California

Oakland, California. (Getty Images)

2. Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan. (Getty Images)

1. Newark, New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey. (Getty Images)


Follow Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) on Twitter

Featured image Getty Images.

Most recent
All Articles