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Brighton is the most hipster city

Brighton is the most hipster city in the world.

A study by MoveHub has found that the seaside city in south England is the most hipster town in the whole world, beating Portland, Salt Lake City and Seattle to the crown.

They shared in their report: "The results will come as no great surprise to Brits. Fashionable, overpriced, and the only place in the country with a Green Party MP, Brighton and Hove has long been renowned for its hipster credentials. Think of it as Shoreditch-on-Sea. Or don't. As you like. In fact, the top 20 suggests that most hipster strongholds are near the sea, presumably to make the swallow tattoos slightly less ridiculous ... Vinyl records have been making a comeback in recent years, and Europe appears to be the beating heart of that revival. Brighton was the runaway winner in the category with 9.142 record stores per 100,000 people, followed by Bordeaux (5.747), Haarlem (5.631), Porto (5.608), and Minneapolis (5.077)."

The results were calculated by taking the amount of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques and record stores in the cities to develop the index.

They added: "Our new, improved, alternative Hipster Index combines five data points: the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents. Combined and weighted they produce a Hipster Index score out of ten for each city. To prevent inflated numbers - and preserve our sanity - we excluded cities with populations below 150,000. We looked at 446 cities across 20 countries. That's 2,834 record stores, 7,772 vegan eats, 14,588 tattoo studios, 15,549 vintage boutiques, and 93,203 coffee shops covering a combined population of over 200,000,000 people."

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