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Is Chicago still one of the world’s best cities? Help us find out.

Take Time Out's quick survey to weigh in on the joys of life in the Windy City.

Zach Long
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Zach Long

For the past few years, Time Out has been asking city-dwellers around the world searching questions about their lives. What are they feeling, thinking, eating, drinking, and doing for fun? And which are the best cities for living life to the full? We’ve found the answers in the Time Out Index: our huge, anonymous survey of urbanites all over the planet.

Chicago has been bestowed with several noteworthy distinctions as the result of these surveys. In 2018, the Time Out Index found that Chicago was the world's best city for having it all—for the second year in a row! And in 2019, the allure of restaurant-heavy neighborhoods the West Loop and Logan Square earned Chicago the title of food and drink capital of the world, beating out culinary hotspots like New York and Paris.

It hasn’t exactly been a glorious year for cities and the people who call them home. We’ve looked on through our windows and our screens as all the things that make city life brilliant were put on hold. Restaurants, bars, clubs, live music, theatre, art, friendship, dating, even public transport: in all but a handful of countries, it’s all been damaged, dented and, in some places, totally destroyed. But now things are hesitantly looking up, and we need your help as we move toward a better future. 

This year, we're once again asking readers to weigh in on what they love about their cities—we need the kind of info that we can only get from locals like you. Take our fun quiz (it takes less than ten minutes) and tell us how things are right now in your city, whether that’s good, bad, locked-down or looking up. You’ll be helping us pinpoint what makes city life great as the world emerges, still a bit wobbly, into what we’re hoping is a bright new era. Ready? We can’t wait to hear from you.

Take the Time Out Index survey here!

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