The world's most hipster cities have been revealed and it's Brighton in the UK that takes the number one spot, MailOnline reports. The seaside resort on the UK's south coast saw off competition from US cities Portland and Salt Lake City to earn the title.
The ranking appears in a new International Hipster Index
, which orders 446 cities across 20 countries using five key indicators of 'hipsterdom'. The study, by MoveHub.com, compares how many vegan eateries, coffee shops, record stores, tattoo studios and vintage boutiques there are per 100,000 people in cities with populations over 150,000. Brighton takes the top spot with no less than nine record stores per 100,000 people, meaning the residents have the best access to vintage tunes in the world. The city also boasts the third highest density of coffee shops and has an impressive vegan scene, with 37 eateries available to trendy eco-conscious residents. Despite missing out on the top spot, America boasts the most hipster places in the ranking overall, stealing 16 of the spots in the top 20.
Portland (second) scored particularly well on vegan friendly restaurant options with the third highest number in the study and the world's first vegan mini-mall. Salt Lake City (third) had the fifth highest density of tattoo parlours in the world and also holds an international tattoo convention every year in March.
Portuguese hipster haven Lisbon was one of the only 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 earns fifth position. The Finnish capital, Helsinki, also made the top ten, scoring in the top 20 for density of coffee shops and vintage boutiques.
However, no cities in New Zealand or Australia made it into the top 50. Fred O'Brien, who headed up the research for MoveHub.com, said: 'Because hipsters have such specific tastes like tattoos and artisan coffee and prefer less bustling city locations, we can map them around the world quite accurately, which is really interesting.
'You would struggle to find any other group that changes cities at the rate that hipsters do - once a city has been chosen as a trendy area, the hipsters bring in all sorts of new independent businesses and this injection of consumers can really transform these cities.'
Top 50 most hipster cities in the world
1. Brighton and Hove, UK 2. Portland, USA 3. Salt Lake City, USA 4. Seattle, USA 5. Lisbon, Portugal 6. Fort Lauderdale, USA 7. Miami, USA 8. Orlando, USA 9. Helsinki, Finland 10. Spokane, USA 11. Tampa, USA 12. Eugene, USA 13. Minneapolis, USA 14. Atlanta, USA 15. San Francisco, USA 16. Rochester, USA 17. Bordeaux, France 18. Pittsburgh, USA 19. Las Vega, USA 20. Richmond, USA 21. Oakland, USA 22. New Orleans, USA 23. Malmo, Sweden 24. Zurich, Switzerland 25. Knoxville, USA 26. Tampere, Finland 27. Manchester, UK 28. Grand Rapids, USA 29. Tacoma, USA 30. Madison, USA 31. Oslo, Norway 32. Edinburgh, UK 33. Providence, USA 34. St Louis, USA 35. Sacramento, USA 36. Cleveland, USA 37. Vancouver, Canada 38. Kansas City, USA 39. Salem, USA 40. Belfast, UK 41. Long Beach, USA 42. Glasgow, UK 43. Amsterdam, The Netherlands 44. Porto, Portugal 45. Honolulu, USA 46. Bristol, UK 47. Birmingham, USA 48. Fort Collins, USA 49. Paris, France 50. St Petersburg, USA