The 25 Most Hipster Cities In The World In 2018 – You’ll Never Guess #1

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Grab a PBR, a ukelele, an ironic t-shirt, some beard balm, and eyeglasses with thick vintage frames, because you’re going to hipster town. Well, actually we’re going to 25 hipster cities. MoveHub named the most hipster cities in the world and the results may surprise you.

MoveHub ranked 446 cities across 20 countries to determine which places were more hipster than others. The methodology did not include counting the annual total of kazoo orchestra concerts, how many pickled beets stores per square mile, most bow ties sold, most mumblecore films rented or most spirulina cold-pressed juice smoothies consumed.

What they did do was examine cities with a population over 200,000. During their analysis to find the most hipster city they counted 2,834 record stores, 7,772 vegan eats, 14,588 tattoo studios, 15,549 vintage boutiques, and 93,203 coffee shops. Based on the International Hipster Index, Movehub determined that Brighton, U.K. is the most hipster city in the world for 2018. Brighton scored a hipster score of 8.1632, barely edging out Portland, Oregon which scored 8.1631. In third place was Salt Lake City at 7.8527, Seattle was fourth at 7.0290, and Lisbon rounded out the top five with a 6.9437 hipster rating.

One would surmise that New York City would be high on the list if not number one since it boasts hipster paradises such as Brooklyn and Queens. However, this list put NYC at #145. Oddly missing the top 25 is Savannah, Detroit, Boulder, Asheville, and Austin. Here are the top 25 most hipster cities, but you can see all 446 trendy cities over at Movehub.

1 Brighton, UK – 8.1632
2 Portland, USA – 8.1631
3 Salt Lake City, USA – 7.8527
4 Seattle, USA – 7.0290
5 Lisbon, Portugal – 6.9437
6 Fort Lauderdale, USA – 6.8577
7 Miami, USA – 6.8369
8 Orlando USA – 6.8288
9 Helsinki Finland – 6.7052
10 Spokane USA – 6.6950
11 Tampa USA – 6.5927
12 Eugene USA – 6.5861
13 Minneapolis USA – 6.5308
14 Atlanta, USA – 6.5172
15 San Francisco, USA – 6.4382
16 Rochester, USA – 6.3603
17 Bordeaux, France – 6.3405
18 Pittsburgh, USA – 6.3077
19 Las Vegas, USA – 6.1864
20 Richmond, USA – 6.1763
21 Oakland, USA – 6.1724
22 New Orleans, USA – 6.1399
23 Malmoe, Sweden – 6.1213
24 Zurich, Switzerland – 6.0157
25 Knoxville, USA – 5.9856

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