This probably won’t come as news to people from the city which gave us Happy Mondays and the Hacienda, but Manchester is the wildest city on Earth.
Manchester came out top (and by some margin) in a ranking of cities based on the number of nightlife venues, cannabis and cocaine consumption.
Manchester ranked highly due to its high concentration of nightlife venues
The researchers from removals site Movehub used listings of venues from Yelp and TripAdvisor, plus cannabis data from Weed Index and UN and World Health Organisation.
The researchers write, ‘It turns out that Manchester is the wildest city in the world, fighting off all the competition with a mighty score of 2.83.
This news will surprise you – unless you’ve ever had a night out in Manchester. ‘The city is bursting at the seams with world-class clubs, and it basically invented rave culture back in the early ‘90s. Manchester came first in the world for two separate categories: nightlife venues and cannabis consumption.
‘There are a whopping 818 nightlife venues for every 100,000 people in Manchester, and the Mancs consume a hefty 2.30 metric tons of weed per 100,000 people each year. ‘The Haçienda may have closed twenty years ago, but Manchester is still comfortably out-wilding the rest of the world.’