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World's rudest, dirtiest cities revealed

December 17, 2012, 5:27 amYahoo!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 in as having the least friendly locals, the least friendly taxi drivers and worst shopping.

No New Zealand cities were 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

Do you agree with the results?

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  1. helmut09:03am Monday 24th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Have spend much time in London. I have no complain about friendliness by locals

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