Economy and lifestyle analysed in youthful city index

It's the first time the Youthful Cities Index has been put together - with the help of thousands of young people worldwide.

Twenty-five cities from across the globe were measured across the following categories:

  • Civic participation
  • Diversity
  • Internal transportation
  • Digital access
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Safety & Mental Health
  • Access to education
  • Youth employment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial access
  • Economic status
  • Food and nightlife
  • Music and film
  • Fashion and art
  • Regional and global connectivity
  • Public space, sport and gaming

Social venture YouthfulCities - which aims to help young people 'build better cities' - said it was the first attempt toquantify which cities are most attractive to young people aged 15-29.

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