The 22 most hipster cities in the world in 2018

Helsinki CathedralPixabay / Ugmedia - CC0

Trendiest, most hipster-friendly cities in the world are mostly American, according to a new ranking — but they call got beaten to the top spot by a city in England.

The ranking, known as the, The International Hipster Index , comes from relocation company MoveHub. It compared 446 cities based on the prevalence of hipster touchstones including vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques and record stores - writes nordic.businessinsider.com

Based on this, each city was given a Hipster Index score out of 10.

Scroll down to see the 22 most hipster cities in the world, ranked by their MoveHub score in ascending order.

Cities with populations under 150,000 were not included in the study.

22. New Orleans, Louisiana, US —6.14.

MoveHub

There are 86 coffee shops per 100,000 residents in New Orleans — so it's a great place for remote working.

21. Oakland, California, US —6.

MoveHub

Oakland has plenty of vintage stores — 173, to be exact — so it's a fashion lover's dream.

20. Richmond, Virginia, US — 6.18.

MoveHub

The capital of Virginia may be one of the oldest major US cities, but it's remained pretty modern — and has plenty of tattoo parlours.

19. Las Vegas, Nevada, US — 6.19.

MoveHub

However, Las Vegas beats out Richmond for tattoos with 29.388studios per 100,000 people. Tattoos are a billion-dollar industry in the US — 40% of Americans between 26 and 40 are inked, according to MoveHub.

18. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US — 6.3.

MoveHub

Another coffee-packed city, Pittsburgh, which sits in western Pennsylvania, is also known for its museums and sports stadiums.

17. Bordeaux, France — 6.34.

MoveHub

With the second most record stores only to Brighton, England, Bordeaux was the only French city to make the list.

16. Rochester, New York, US — 6.36.

MoveHub

This city, which sits on Lake Ontario in New York State, is home to old industrial buildings which make for a pretty hipster backdrop.

15. San Francisco, California, US — 6.44.

MoveHub

Consistently considered one of the coolest cities for millennials, San Francisco has the most coffee shops per 100,000 residents on this list —94.

14. Atlanta, Georgia, US — 6.5.

MoveHub

Atlanta, Georgia has some deep-rooted history — and was also home to the 1996 Olympics.

13. Minneapolis, Minnesota, US — 6.53.

Krivit / Meet Minneapolis

Known for its parks and lakes, Minneapolis forms the "Twin Cities" with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul.

12. Eugene, Oregon, US — 6.58.

MoveHub

This lesser-known city is home to the Fifth Street Public Market, packed with cafes and locally-owned stores.

11. Tampa, Florida, US —6.59.

MoveHub

Head to Tampa for some good vintage shopping, as well as museums, amusements parks, and nightlife.

10. Spokane, Washington, US — 6.69.

MoveHub

There are 104 coffee shops per 100,000 residents in this city, also home to parks, cafes, and museums.

9.Helsinki, Finland — 6.7.

MoveHub

The Finnish capital, Helsinki, scored in the top 20 for density of coffee shops (80 per 100,000 people) and vintage boutiques (42 per 100,000 people). The Helsinki Coffee Festival is the biggest in the Nordics, attracting thousands of hipsters from across northern Europe.

8. Orlando, Florida, US — 6.82.

MoveHub

Perhaps a less-obvious choice for the hipster crowd, the home of Walt Disney World also boasts plenty of vegan food and tattoo parlours.

7. Miami, Florida, US — 6.83.

7. Miami, Florida, US — 6.83.

MoveHub

Another Florida city to hit the top 10, Miami is great for shopping — it has a whopping215 vintage stores, or 47.4 per resident.

6. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US — 6.85.

6. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US — 6.85.

MoveHub

The highest-ranking Floridian city on the list earned its place partly thanks to the density of its coffee shops —78.8 per resident.

5. Lisbon, Portugal — 6.94.

MoveHub

Lisbon is one of only two European cities to place in the top 10. With the most vintage boutiques in the world at 78 per 100,000 people, and an impressive vegan scene, the city comes in fifth place.

4. Seattle, Washington, US — 7.

MoveHub

Seattle is a coffee-drinkers paradise, with 808 shops — 1

14.7 per resident.

3. Salt Lake City, Utah, US — 7.85.

MoveHub

The third trendiest city on the planet, Salt Lake City has the fifth highest density of tattoo parlours in the world (24 per 100,000 people) and also holds an international tattoo convention every year in March.

2. Portland, Oregon, US — 8.16.

MoveHub

The second trendiest city — Portland, Oregon — scored particularly well on vegan friendly restaurant options with the third highest number in the study (18 per 100,000 people) and the world’s first vegan mini-mall.

1. Brighton, England — 8.16.

MoveHub

Fashionable Brighton is the world's hipster mecca, according to MoveHub's ranking. The southern English city came in the top four in a majority of factors: the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, and record stores.

It boasts nine record stores per 100,000 people, as well as the third highest density of coffee shops (125 to ever 100,000 people) and an impressive vegan scene with 37 eateries.

nordic.businessinsider.com
mosthipstercitiesintheworld
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor
5 views in february
I recommend
No recommendations yet

Comments

Post your comment to communicate and discuss this article.

Politics
Chairman of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and one of the owners of construction group Nordecon, Toomas Luman, finds that a prime ministerial candidate should first and foremost be able to answer the question of what will become of the demographic crisis in Estonia. The businessman sees controlled introduction of foreign labor as the solution. A digital construction cluster was created in Estonia a few years back to bring innovation to the s...
Society
Last year saw 27,125 registered offenses, up 0.5 percent from the year before. Violent crime was up by 12 percent to 8,249 offenses. PHOTO: Dominic Lipinski / PA Wire / Press Association Images / Scanpix Growth was biggest for domestic violence – the police launched criminal proceedings in 3,607 cases that constitutes an increase of more than one-third – annual growth of 37 percent from 2,632 cases in 2017. At the same time, reports of domestic violence we...
Society
TALLINN - Ahead of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, tens of thousands of British citizens have chosen the citizenship of some other country, but only one Brit has recently chosen an Estonian citizenship. Spokespeople for the Ministry of the Interior told BNS that only one British citizen submitted an application for Estonian citizenship last year and the applicant was also granted the citizenship. Before that, no Brits had soug...
Society
TALLINN - Experts from Finland, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands highlighted the importance of decentralization and granting local governments greater decision-making powers at a conference titled "Strong local government -- strong state?" in Tallinn on Wednesday.  All Nordic countries have chosen a model granting local governments significant decision-making powers, thus the central government does not prescribe how local governments are to fulfill the...
Society
The language learning application Drops by game developer Planb Labs, established in Estonia by Hungarian founders, was named Google Play's best app of 2018. With the number of downloads surpassing 10 million, Drops was named Google's app of the year as the revenue of Planb Labs, a company registered in Estonia, increased fivefold, CNBC said. The developer's revenue grew from €335,000 in 2017 to €1.7 million in 2018. The company's shareholders include Hung...
Society
TALLINN - The Estonian Health Board has banned the distribution of chlorine dioxide, also marketed as the Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS), the A-component of an unused product, meaning the sodium chlorite solution, must be taken to a hazardous waste collection facility. Ester Opik, head of the Health Board's North regional department, said that the banning of the distribution of the product was caused by the fact that MMS, distributed as a cosmetics produ...
Society
Nature cannot abide a vacancy, as the saying goes. If just one year ago, Estonia was battling the sale of MMS and the practice of giving it to children, a new “miracle cure” called Advanced TRS has appeared on the market now. Even though the make-up of the substance is different, the promise to cure autism and cleanse the body of heavy metals, which kind of extreme detox is accompanied by severe side-effects, sounds all too familiar. TRS is recommended to...
Society
Allied NATO battalions will soon mark two years serving in the Baltics. They have worked better than expected but would need prepositioned heavy weaponry and a functional contingency plan in case of a crisis, a report by the International Center for Defense and Security (ICDS) finds. “We do not know how Russia would have acted had we not welcomed allies in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in 2017. I’m afraid they would have tested our resolve,” one of...
Society
The time of filing income tax returns is nearly upon us. The new income tax system, in effect since last year, will obligate many women who went on maternity leave toward the end of the year to make additional income tax payments, while those who give birth in the middle or at the beginning of the year have no such obligation. What this means is that some women will owe the state simply for giving birth “at the wrong time”. Laura Roop, who went on maternit...