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10 Best Cities to Live in, Ranked

Each year, media brand Monocle releases its top 25 cities to live in based on their Quality of Life Index, determined at their annual Quality of Life Conference. The 2015 conference was held in Lisbon, which ranked 16th on the list of 25. And while only two U.S. cities (Portland and Honolulu) made it within the top 25 (ranking 24th and 23rd respectfully), the top 10 are all bucket-list worthy destinations.

Monocle judged each city by cultural measures—using shared experiences that work for the entire city’s population instead of just economic, political, and educational factors. The rankings are based on untraditional elements like number of international air routes, monthly travel card expenses, when clubs and bars close, number of language schools, and number of indie bookstores. If those factors denote your ideal city, pack your bags and become a resident of one of these world-class destinations.

For the full list of 25 cities, check out the video below:

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