Europe’s Most Sociable City

Have you hared of the Social Cities Index? It measures the world’s most sociable cities. The Social Cities Index is a study on global sociability created by Hostelworld and Foresight Factory.

They researched ‘sociability’ based on ten distinct categories such as the frequency with
which people socialize, openness and the ‘propensity to party.’ The study analyzed the social behaviour and attitudes of more than 12,000 residents from 39 major cities in 28 countries.

European and North American cities topped the list. Below is the selection of the most sociable European cities.

19. Berlin (Germany)

Residents of Berlin have a lot of trust in one another. Berlin ranked second in ‘the trust in friends’ category.

18. Milan (Italy)

Milan ranked first in the ‘openness to others’ category. It means that people from Milan are open-minded. A large number of residents surveyed feel that engaging in the authentic culture, along with partying, are the most important things to do while traveling.

16. Helsinki (Finland)

Helsinki ranked the second in terms of the value they ‘place on socializing.’ Face-to-face interactions with friends preferred activities.

15. Warsaw (Poland)

Warsaw ranked third in terms of how much they enjoy entertaining at home.

13. Paris (France)

Parisians also enjoy in-person interactions. Paris ranked third for the value its residents ‘place on socializing.’

10. Dublin (Ireland)

Social and friendly vibe of the city, places Dublin on the top 10 list of Most Sociable Cities Overall.

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9. Hamburg (Germany)

Hamburg took third place in the ‘openness to others’ category. Its residents are fun, open, tolerant, and trusting.

8. Rome (Italy)

Rome also ranked high in the ‘openness to others’ category.

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7. Madrid (Spain)

Madrid residents like to party; the city ranked first in the “propensity to party” category, which means that residents are prone to finding any excuse to celebrate life.

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6. Copenhagen (Denmark)

Copenhageners also value socializing; they like to entertain friends at home. Copenhagen also scored high in the ‘tolerance’ category.

2. Stockholm (Sweden)

Stockholm scored second. It has the most liberal residents in the world. Locals are the second most frequent users of social media, and are very community-minded.

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1. Gothenburg (Sweden)

Gothenburg is the most sociable city in Europe and in the world. Thus, I am putting it on Europolitans bucket-list for 2018.


Author: Karolina

Karolina is a blogger for Europolitan Trends, sharing stories about cities & regions, local businesses, and inspiring urban details. She is a public affairs professional, always ready to travel and explore.