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NEW YORK (Web Desk) – A recent survey shows Moscow has been dubbed the unfriendliest city in the world due its ‘unhelpful locals and general aloofness’.

The US and France also fared poorly, with the French cities of Cannes and Marseille and five US cities including Los Angeles and New York entering the top 10.

Readers of Travel + Leisure were asked to rank 266 world cities on a range of categories including “the friendliness of their people”.

And here is a list of most unfriendly cities:

1) Moscow, Russia

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Moscow, Europe’s largest city and one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, was found to have unhelpful locals and a general “aloofness” by survey participants, plunging it to the bottom of the list.

 

2) Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

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Atlantic City in New Jersey was ranked the second unfriendliest city with one visitor commenting: “It’s fun – if you like to gamble and don’t mind rude, fast-paced people.”

 

3) St Petersburg, Russia

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4) Marseille, France

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5) Los Angeles, California, USA

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6) New York, New York, USA

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The country’s popular tourist destinations of Los Angeles and New York also ranked in the top ten. One irritated visitor said that Los Angeles was full of “Rude, unhelpful people trying to scam you for everything”, while one tourist said of New York: “New York has everything-just don’t ask a person in the street to help you find it.”

<> on August 29, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.

 

7) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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8) Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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9) Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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10) Cannes, France

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11) Beijing, China

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12) Miami, Florida, USA

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13) Washington, D.C., USA

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14) Frankfurt, Germany

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15) Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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The article was originally published by Independent.