RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-AskMen.com, one of the largest online men’s magazines, announced the inaugural edition of its “Top 29 Cities for Men to Live In.” Compiled by AskMen.com editors, Chicago topped the list as the best city in the world for the everyday man. Selection criteria for the top cities included, among other factors, the rate of employment, ratio of single women to men, frequency of cultural activities and sporting events and the cost of a pint of beer.
The complete list of AskMen.com’s “Top 29 Cities for Men to Live In” includes:
3. San Francisco
6. New York
8. Hong Kong
13. Buenos Aires
19 Los Angeles
21. Panama City
25. Tel Aviv
27. Cape Town
The “Top 29 Cities for Men to Live In” results were determined through eight unique rating categories developed by AskMen.com editors including: Dating, Sports & Entertainment, Culture, Fashion, Health, Power & Money, The Good Life and 2009 Livability. Cities earned points and elevated their rank on the list through an evaluation process that assessed several influential features, such as: the population of single, college-educated women, how late bars/clubs stay open, the presence of reputable menswear-only stores, the rate of male heart disease, the cost of living and the occurrence of annual international arts festivals.
As the largest city in the Midwest, Chicago tops this year’s list as the best city for men to live in, offering a vibrant mix of culture and entertainment. The city’s cost of living and down-to-earth charm make it an ideal destination for men seeking a comfortable, cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Striking the perfect balance between fine arts and sports, Chicago offers world-class cultural fixtures like the Art Institute, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago International Film Festival, and professional sports teams like the Chicago Bears and Cubs – complete with storied pasts and diehard fans. In addition, the city boasts one of the world’s most diverse restaurant scenes and is internationally recognized for its signature pizza, Italian beef and hot dogs. This October, Chicago will participate as a finalist to host the 2016 Olympics, which will further enhance its global reputation and support the claim that it is indeed the best city for men to live in this year.
For more information, visit www.askmen.com.