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Montréal ranked second-best city in the world for millennials

March 6, 2018

Montréal came in second behind Berlin in Nestpick’s recently released 2018 ranking, moving up from the No. 7 spot it held in 2017.


Source: Nestpick, 2018 Millennial City Ranking. Note: The ranking methodology for 2018 differs from that used in 2017.

The city’s tolerance to immigration, openness to diversity, wide range of festivals, affordable housing, and thriving startup ecosystem are some of the factors that propelled it to the No. 2 spot in the world ranking.

Nestpick’s 2018 study ranks 110 cities around the world.

To compile the ranking, Nestpick looked at 17 criteria in the following four categories:

  • Business Ecosystem (25%, 3 criteria): job opportunities for young people, the city’s startup scene, and tourist attractions.
  • The Essentials (30%, 7 criteria): access to housing, transportation, health care, food, universities, contraception, and the Internet.
  • Openness (25%, 4 criteria): gender equality, tolerance to immigration, openness to LGBT rights, and degree of personal freedoms.
  • Recreation (20%, 3 criteria): nightlife, cost of beer, and number of festivals.

Click this link to see Nestpick’s 2018 ranking: