Poll: Prague places poorly

A survey shows people do not have Prague on the top of their lists

Prague often tops list of cities to live in and visit, but it only came in 30th out of 60 ranked cities in a survey by polling and opinion firm Ipsos.

New York remained the most popular city worldwide. Abu Dhabi jumped past London and Paris into second position. Tokyo, Sydney and Zurich tied for fifth. Fears over Brexit were behind London's drop.

Some 18,557 people in 26 countries were asked which three cities they felt were best to live in, do business in, and visit. The scores from the three questions were used to calculate the Ipsos Cities Index.

New York had a score of 50, named by 11 percent as the best to live, 23 percent as best for business and 16 percent as best to visit.

Prague scored 11, with 3 percent saying it was the best place to live, 2 percent that it was best for business and just 6 percent saying it was best to visit. Prague was not ranked in the previous 2013 survey.

“The cities in the global top five have unique strengths; New York and Abu Dhabi are unparalleled as centers for business but they score less strongly as a place to live or visit, whilst Paris tops the global list of tourism destinations but rates comparatively poorly as a business hub, failing to reach the top 10 on this measure. London and Tokyo have rounded profiles, scoring more evenly across the three dimensions, while Zurich and Sydney’s strength is derived from their high scores as top cities to live in.

"The remaining top 10 positions this year are occupied by Rome, Los Angeles and Amsterdam. The cities at the bottom of this year’s ranking are Nairobi and Tehran,” the Ipsos website said about the survey.

The survey broke down top 10 favorite cities in three categories based on generation of the respondent, from Baby Boomer to Gen Z, but Prague flew under the radar.

It came in sixth on a top 10 list of where Russians want to live, its only appearance in any top 10 in any category. Moscow was first, followed by Abu Dhabi and Paris on that list.

Prague did not make the top 10 as a place where people from the UK, Germany, Poland or Serbia want to live. It was also not on lists by people from Asia or the Americas. 

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