Prague voted most beautiful city in the world in Time Out magazine survey

“Each year, we launch an online survey in 60 to 70 cities around the world. This year, 27,000 people participated in the major cultural capitals, London, New York, etc. The survey included around fifty questions on city life such as: is your city good for eating and drinking, is it cultural, is it easy to walk in green spaces, etc.

“While in normal years we put more emphasis on food and drink, culture and nightlife, this year we placed equal emphasis on values ​​that have grown stronger over the course of the year. past in relation to the coronavirus pandemic – things like community spirit, how neighborhoods and cities are mobilizing, community initiatives, sustainable initiatives, the environment, etc. We then balanced that with some ideas of an expert in each region, created our own list and combined the public vote and Time Out editor’s ranking for the final result in which Prague came seventh – having been well rated by both the editors and the public.”

prague |  Photo: Irina Bartoníčkova, Radio Prague International

How did you choose the people for the survey?

“He just popped up on our social media feeds. People would see him and think – I want to take this poll, he sounds interesting. It was as simple as that.”

And why Prague was ranked the seventh best city to live in?

“Well, I have here a list of things in which Prague was deemed outstanding, such as the fact that it was rated the most beautiful city in the world, which is quite significant. Eighty-nine percent of people said it was easy to get around by car, which I think is the highest rating in the world, 94% of people in Prague rated it high for eating and drinking, 40% of respondents rated it high for community spirit. That doesn’t sound impressive, but it’s compared to a lot of other cities, like Rome for example – only 14% of people rated it high for community spirit, which gives you an idea of ​​the quality of the 40% note.

“Prague scored fairly strong across the board. Eighty-three percent rated it high for culture, but only 16 percent described it as friendly, 41 percent described it as green ” progressiveness” – whatever that means – only ten percent of people described it using that word, and only 8 percent of people described it as “accepting”, so this is another reason why Prague n didn’t go even higher up the list. Fifty-eight percent of people said it was easy to make new friends – that’s a high score – and 86% said it was easy to walking in nature Seventy-three percent of respondents said it was a city relaxing, making it the second most relaxing city in the world. »

Berta D. Wells