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Best Cities For Solo Travelers In 2022
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Best Cities For Solo Travelers In 2022

2022 seems like a year when people may get enthusiastic about travel again after international travel was approved for many optimistic travelers.

Forbes took a look at the most popular solo travel locations to compile a ranking of the finest places in the world for solo travelers in 2019.

Three solo travel specialists, Adventureous Kate, Vicky Flip Flop Travels, and Global Grasshopper helped Forbes uncover the vital parts of a successful solo trip. They were able to assist us in our endeavor.

The amount of hostels, local crime rate, and average cost of a meal were just a few of the factors Forbes considered after gaining this information. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, emerged as the world's finest location for single travelers based on these criteria.

Marrakech and Istanbul came in second and third place, respectively, in the study's ranking of 40 cities from across the world.

Each city received points ranging from 1 to 40 for each of the 12 measures, with a maximum potential score of 480 for each city.

For single travelers, these are the 40 finest cities to visit, along with a ranking from Forbes Advisor:

Destination Score score Destination Score  
1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 355 21 Tulum, Mexico 243
2 Marrakech, Morocco 347 22 Goreme, Turkey 239
3 Istanbul, Turkey 344 23 Dubrovnik, Croatia 238
4 Cairo, Egypt 339 24 Cancun, Mexico 237
5 Hong Kong, China 316 25 Sydney, Australia 235
6 Ubud, Bali 314 26 Paris, France 225
7 New Delhi, India 314 27 Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain 222
8 Bangkok, Thailand 312 28 Florence, Italy 221
9 Phuket, Thailand 311 29 Dubai, UAE 219
10 Cusco, Peru 306 30 Singapore, Singapore 209
11 Barcelona, Spain 281 31 Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain 184
12 Athens, Greece 276 32 Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain 183
13 Jaipur, India 272 33 Paraty, Brazil 182
14 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 270 34 Natal, Brazil 178
15 Rome, Italy 265 35 Auckland, New Zealand 178
16 Arusha, Tanzania 254 36 Las Vegas, USA 173
17 Rhodes, Greece 251 37 Oranjestad, Aruba 165
18 Hurghada, Egypt 247 38 Honolulu, Hawaii 148
19 Santorini, Greece 246 39 Corsica, France 141
20 Split, Croatia 244 40 Doha, Qatar 139
Forbes Advisor, April 2022        

Methodology: Forbes used data from https://www.hostelworld.com/ to rank 40 of the world's most popular cities based on the number of hostels, the number of hostels per yearly visitors, the average hostel review, and the average nightly price of a property.

On https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living, Forbes calculated the average cost of dining out, the average cost of domestic beer, the average cost of monthly public transportation passes, and the average cost of a water bottle. The number of tourist attractions, the speed of the internet, and the number of nightlife establishments were also recorded.

The best cities received 40 points, while the lowest received only 1 point. It was applied to all 12 measures with a maximum achievable score of 480.

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