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World's rudest, dirtiest cities revealed

December 14, 2012, 4:03 pmYahoo!7

The TripAdvisor Cities Survey has revealed the rudest locals, dirtiest streets and worst shopping. See who made the cut.

World s rudest, dirtiest cities revealed
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If you're wondering where to avoid on your next overseas trip, take a look at the results of the latest TripAdvisor Cities Survey - revealing the rudest locals, dirtiest streets and worst shopping.

Tokyo was voted the world's best in several categories. Flickr: OiMax

Tokyo was the most highly decorated city. The Japanese capital was ranked number one for taxi services, friendliest taxi drivers, best public transportation, cleanest streets, and safety.

Singapore also received a number of gongs, including second place best taxi services, second place cleanest streets, and third place for the friendliest taxi drivers.

New York City was ranked the top city for shopping, although travellers felt the city streets could use a bit of a sweep - scoring it 28 out of 40 for cleanliness

Moscow took a bit of a beating, coming is as having the least friendly locals, the least friendly taxi drivers and worst shopping.

No Australian cities featured on the list.

The results were compiled based on more than 75,000 responses to a survey sent to those who have recently written TripAdvisor reviews on the featured cities.

The Best:

Friendliest locals
First place - Cancun
Second place - Tokyo

Third place - Lisbon

Friendliest taxi drivers
First Place - Tokyo
Second Place - Cancun

Third Place - Singapore

Best taxi services
First Place - Tokyo
Second Place - Singapore

Third Place – Dubai

Cleanest streets
First Place - Tokyo
Second Place - Singapore

Third Place - Zurich

Best for shopping
First Place - New York City
Second Place- Bangkok

Third Place - Dubai

The Worst:

Friendliest locals
Last Place - Moscow
Second Last - London

Third Last - Hong Kong

Friendliest taxi drivers
Last Place - Moscow
Second Last - Beijing

Third Last - Brussels

Best taxi services
Last Place - Moscow
Second Last - Beijing

Third Last - Kuala Lumpur

Cleanest streets
Last Place - Mumbai
Second Last - Marrakech

Third Last - Punta Cana

Best for shopping
Last Place - Moscow
Second Last - Oslo

Third Last - Punta Cana

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65 Comments

  1. eric09:56pm Thursday 03rd April 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) charge you for luggage trolleys. Sucks!

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  2. eric09:54pm Thursday 03rd April 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    Melbourne airport (Tullamarine) sucks with their parking fees!

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  3. Sarakali10:17am Thursday 25th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Venice very touristy but another wonderful Italian city. However Venice, people there prefer to be known as venitians. I loved Venice Glassware fantastice Buruno and Murano Islands wonderful. Expensive yes watch where you buy when in side streets. Not all glassware is Venitian they will say they are but in actual fact fakes. Genuine glassware is when its imprinted. Also include Amsterdam on your trip, another fav city of mine.. Enjoy wherever you go and get involved .

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  4. Sarakali12:05pm Saturday 15th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I also found Rome - Italy - a brillaint place of history because of its beautiful old buildings. If any one wants to see history as it was Rome and many other beautiful cities in Rome Milan - Venice - Florence- and so much more Italy is a Gem. People very friendly and helpful ( of course depends on who you ask) Yes we have the odd pick pocket - but so does London and France what country doesn't have them.

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  5. Sarakali12:00pm Saturday 15th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I found Paris a wonderful city with beautiful food and shopping but the people arrogant and rude.

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  6. Gobble09:45am Saturday 15th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    My results would be different againt, as follows: Taxis Best Singapore and Sao Paolo: Worst Sydney, Melbourne and and Seoul Friendliest Chicago Most Hostile Belgrade Locals Friendliest Buenos Aires; Most Hostile London Streets Cleanest KL; Dirtiest Manila Shopping Value Best Zhuhai; Worst Sydney And Most surprisingly good experience as a tourist - Kathmandu Most surprisingly bad - Madrid.

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  7. Davo09:04am Saturday 15th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    philippines are ok just old taxi's , some will try to take long way around but not many

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  8. rosemary09:03am Saturday 15th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Athens, Fiji ,Melbourne, Sydney,Alice Springs,Hobart, Only places I have had to use a taxi more than once and have to say I have had both shitty and excellent service in all. I've had drivers who didn't know were they were going and a couple who should not be on any road,also drivers who have been extremely helpful and given extra help and advice. Its the individual not the City that makes for good service.

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  9. fabio08:13am Saturday 15th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I reckon that every country has its own pro and cons, if u think that mebourne taxi drivers are cheaters u gotta come to Rome, they try 2 rip you off in every single damned occasion

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  10. Arthur07:38am Saturday 15th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Yup got ripped off in Melb once too, some 'Jose' guy took me on a 'scenic tour' from the air port to Dandenong yapping away on the trip like he is a tourist guide #$%$ real estate agent; if a taxi driver ever suggests not using the motorway becos it would be congested, do not believe a word he says.

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