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Melbourne named world’s friendliest city

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Melbourne was dubbed Australia's "capital of cool". (AAP)

Melbourne has been named the friendliest city in theworld by a new travel survey.

The Victorian capital – dubbed “Australia’s capital of cool” - shared the title with Auckland, topping the list compiled by Conde Nast Traveller magazine readers.

The rankings factored in the manners of a city’sresidents, culture, food and cleanliness.

“One of the classiest cities in the world,” one readersaid of Melbourne.

“Famous for their wonderful sense of humour,” another added.

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Auckland leapt from sixteenth in last year’s rankings to equal first place on the back of its “clear air,” “fresh food,” and “amazing culture”.

Sydneysiders also received high praise from readers,coming in fifth place.

Sydney was dubbed the “most beautiful large city in theworld” with the world’s best food, with Chef Peter Gilmore’s The Rocksrestaurant Quay receiving a special mention.

At the other end of the scale, South African capitalJohannesburg earned the dubious award of the unfriendliest city in the world,primarily due to safety concerns.

The cities that scored the lowest points generally did sodue to reader concerns over location, political climate and difficultiesovercoming basic language barriers, the magazine said.

The full list:

Friendliest cities

1. Melbourne, Australia
1. Auckland, New Zealand
3. Victoria, Canada
4. Charleston, USA
5. Dublin, Ireland
5. Sydney, Australia
7. Siem Reap, Cambodia
8. Cape Town, South Africa
9. Savannah, USA
9. Seville, Spain
11.Budapest, Hungary
12.Salzburg, Austria

Most unfriendly cities

1. Johannesburg, South Africa
2. Cannes, France
3. Moscow, Russia
4. Paris, France
5. Marseille, France
6. Beijing, China
7. Frankfurt, Germany
8. Milan, Italy
9. Monte Carlo, Monaco
10. Nassau, Bahamas