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Tel Aviv was ranked as the best city in the Middle East and the 21st best in the world by the Time Out Magazine.

The magazine surveyed 34,000 city-dwellers to rank the best cities in the world and presented a list of its 48 best cities in the world for 2019.

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The cities were graded for their “food, drink, culture, nightlife, community, neighborhoods, overall happiness and other factors, such as their city’s beauty, affordability and convenience.”

“Welcome to the city that never stops. Tel Aviv – the contemporary hub of Israel, the cultural capital, a culinary mecca and a beach bliss,” Time Out writes.

The magazine also wrote that Tel Aviv “has a notorious reputation as a wild non-stop city with a great nightlife and music scene, and the Time Out Index supports that: almost 40 percent of Tel Avivians admit to having taken drugs in the past week, more than anywhere else.”

New York was ranked the best city in the world, followed by Melbourne and Chicago. Turkey’s Istanbul came in number 48.

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