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Old May 29th 2010, 4:42 am
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Melbourne has been rated as the second best city for men to live in, outranked only by New York.

The poll, by men's website Askmen.com ranked 29 cities across the globe based on how good they were for men to live, work and play.

This was based on factors such as the amount of annual leave, the ratio of men to women and the number of new restaurant openings.

Despite being battered by the global economic crisis, New York took the top spot, with Melbourne, coming in at No. 2. Tokyo was ranked third and Madrid and London rounded off the top five.

Sydney fell from fifth spot in last year's survey to ninth.

"We're positioning the best cities that you can live in say, for a year, somewhere exotic, with cultural options, and job opportunities as well, and also entertainment as a man, which includes clubs and fresh air options," James Bassil, the Askmen.com's editor-in-chief, told Reuters.

Newcomers to this year's list included Las Vegas, at number 29, which Bassil said was a surprise given the city had been hard hit by 2008's economic turmoil. Other "surprises" were Bogota, Colombia - "it's not always been seen as the safest place," Bassil said - and Shanghai in China, which is due to host the World Expo this year.

The website ranked the cities on seven factors: weather, cost of living, professional life, dating, night on the town, day on the town and this year's newcomer, the fresh air factor.

It used data from the United Nations and global consultancy Mercer, among others.

Following is this year's list of top 29 cities for men:

1. New York City

2. Melbourne

3. Tokyo

4. Madrid

5. London

6. Cape Town

7. Miami

8. Buenos Aires

9. Sydney

10. San Francisco

11. Paris

12. Los Angeles

13. Hong Kong

14. Tel Aviv

15. Barcelona

16. Sao Paulo

17. Berlin

18. Lisbon

19. Beirut

20. Istanbul

21. Shanghai

22. Montreal

23. Amsterdam

24. Chicago

25. Toronto

26. Kyoto

27. Bogota

28. Rome

29. Las Vegas
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Melbourne has been rated as the second best city for men to live in, outranked only by New York.

The poll, by men's website Askmen.com ranked 29 cities across the globe based on how good they were for men to live, work and play.

This was based on factors such as the amount of annual leave, the ratio of men to women and the number of new restaurant openings.

Despite being battered by the global economic crisis, New York took the top spot, with Melbourne, coming in at No. 2. Tokyo was ranked third and Madrid and London rounded off the top five.

Sydney fell from fifth spot in last year's survey to ninth.

"We're positioning the best cities that you can live in say, for a year, somewhere exotic, with cultural options, and job opportunities as well, and also entertainment as a man, which includes clubs and fresh air options," James Bassil, the Askmen.com's editor-in-chief, told Reuters.

Newcomers to this year's list included Las Vegas, at number 29, which Bassil said was a surprise given the city had been hard hit by 2008's economic turmoil. Other "surprises" were Bogota, Colombia - "it's not always been seen as the safest place," Bassil said - and Shanghai in China, which is due to host the World Expo this year.

The website ranked the cities on seven factors: weather, cost of living, professional life, dating, night on the town, day on the town and this year's newcomer, the fresh air factor.

It used data from the United Nations and global consultancy Mercer, among others.

Following is this year's list of top 29 cities for men:

1. New York City

2. Melbourne

3. Tokyo

4. Madrid

5. London

6. Cape Town

7. Miami

8. Buenos Aires

9. Sydney

10. San Francisco

11. Paris

12. Los Angeles

13. Hong Kong

14. Tel Aviv

15. Barcelona

16. Sao Paulo

17. Berlin

18. Lisbon

19. Beirut

20. Istanbul

21. Shanghai

22. Montreal

23. Amsterdam

24. Chicago

25. Toronto

26. Kyoto

27. Bogota

28. Rome

29. Las Vegas
Is this a world cities gayometer
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Default Re: Melbourne Second Best City...........

What a load of old drivel. And WTF is the 'fresh air factor'.

BE is slowly falling into a statistical quagmire (or so say 21% of people who could be arsed to say anything at all.)

Lies, damn lies and statistics. Couldn't be truer.
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Originally Posted by Bernie Barfly View Post
Is this a world cities gayometer
If it was Sydney and San fransico would be number 1 and 2
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If it was Sydney and San fransico would be number 1 and 2
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I saw a movie called 29 Palms once. Nice.
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I saw a movie called 29 Palms once. Nice.
Was full of two handed wankers and a one armed man
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Originally Posted by Bernie Barfly View Post
Is this a world cities gayometer
Um, no it's showing cities with high populations of single women and gay men - doesn't it make sense to move to such a place if you are a red blooded young man?
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Um, no it's showing cities with high populations of single women and gay men - doesn't it make sense to move to such a place if you are a red blooded young man?
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Second best..... so really first loser.
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Second best..... so really first loser.
Funnily enough, Moscow isn't there
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Um, no it's showing cities with high populations of single women and gay men - doesn't it make sense to move to such a place if you are a red blooded young man?
Originally Posted by Bernie Barfly View Post
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