Edinburgh has just been ranked the 29th best city in the world to live in for men. AskMen.com have compiled the 29 Best Cities to Live in, from a list of 60 entrants. Chicago tops the list, with London in fourth spot.
As any man will testify the price of a pint of beer is surely a good starting point for assessing any city. Edinburgh suffered here with its average price per pint coming in at ¬£3.83, while the overall average was ¬£3.14. It’s not uncommon to pay ¬£3 or ¬£3.50 for a pint in Edinburgh, but I don’t think nearly ¬£4 is an accurate reflection of life on the ground!
Edinburgh’s highest scores appear to come from:
- Fashion: points awarded for hosting a fashion festival and having at least one menswear-only store
- Health: points awarded if male heart disease is below world average and male lifespan is above the world average
- Dating & Sex: apparently 52% of Edinburgh’s population is female - get the bonus points out!
As the host for numerous world leading Arts Festivals and four Michelin starred restaurants I was surprised to find Edinburgh not scoring full marks in the culture rankings. The 2009 ‘liveability’ index is where Edinburgh scored lowest, which is a measurement of stable house pricing and green development.
Edinburgh scores higher than I’d have thought in the Sports and Entertainment section. As the capital city for Scotland, Edinburgh doesn’t have a single ‘massive’ sporting team which, as a male myself, is probably the only disappointing aspect of being a man in Edinburgh. But Edinburgh’s bars are open until at least 2am, which would have boosted the Entertainment score.