- Montreal comes out on top as the best global city for students thanks to its reasonable living costs, options for nightlife and inclusivity.
- The night scene in Tokyo has an array of choices for students with 1,068 nightclubs in total.
- New York City has nearly half the amount of clubs than the top two, but the most LGBTQ+ bars globally.
When the clock strikes and the lights go out, some of the world’s most iconic cities come alive. Travel experts have analyzed university towns and cities across the country to determine the best locations for a student night out based on the balance between good vibes and budget drink prices.
The Top 10 Best Cities For Students
Home for more than 200,000 students and 35,000 international students, Montreal comes out on top as the best global city for students thanks to its reasonable living costs, options for nightlife and inclusivity.
|3||Champaign, Illinois||United States||6.69|
|4||Ithaca, New York||United States||6.62|
|5||Madison, Wisconsin||United States||6.62|
|6||Durham, North Carolina||United States||6.55|
|8||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||United States||6.12|
|10||Ann Arbor, Michigan||United States||6.09|
London is the world’s second-best city for student nightlife
Student nights out are part and parcel of the university experience, from your first week as a fresher to the post-exams blowout. It’s no surprise that nightlife is an important factor when deciding where to study.
Generally, students look to strike a balance between good vibes, budget drink prices, and having several options.
The Top 10 Cities For Partying Students:
|Rank||City||Country||Number of Nightclubs||Average Cost of a Beer (500ml)||Average Cost of a Cocktail|
|1||Tokyo||Japan||1,068||$4.35 / £3.19||$14.99 / £11.00|
|2||London||United Kingdom||1,053||$6.81 / £5.00||$16.35/ £12.00|
|3||New York City, New York||United States||593||$7.64 / £5.61||$19.08 / £14.00|
|4||Paris||France||407||$7.55 / £5.54||$14.99/ £11.00|
|5||Chicago||United States||348||$5.38 / £3.95||$14.99 / £11.00|
|6||Los Angeles, California||United States||249||$6.85 / £5.03||$14.99 / £11.00|
|7||Edinburgh||United Kingdom||186||$7.39 / £4.25||$12.26 / £9.00|
|8||Toronto||Canada||172||$5.46 / £4.01||$10.90 / £8.00|
|9||Austin, Texas||United States||172||$4.89 / £3.59||$10.90 / £8.00|
|10||Seattle, Washington||United States||156||$4.48 / £3.29||$14.99 / £11.00|