Money.co.uk recently ranked some of the most popular destinations around the world in order to discover which can be considered the most “picture-perfect.” By assessing data from Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube they ranked the top 20 destinations, and NYC came in at fourth place with an overall score of 9.66/10.
Money.co.uk conducted this ranking by looking at over 100 popular destinations (taken from Euromonitor’s Top 100 City Destinations Index 2021 and various other articles) and each destination was given a score out of 10 for each metric studied, including:
- Instagram – the number of posts that mention the destination using hashtags.
- TikTok – the number of times videos mentioning the destination have been viewed.
- YouTube – the number of annual searches for each destination.
New York City ranked second for Instagram posts, racking up a total of 138.8 million posts that hashtag the city, 16.8 million less than London. NYC also came in second place regarding TikTok views, having 47.2 billion views on videos where NYC is hashtagged.
NYC’s lowest ranking position was regarding YouTube searches, in which it received a total of 73,200 YouTube searches as opposed to Bali’s 276,000 searches, the top ranking city in this category.
Though NYC didn’t rank in at the number one spot, we definitely consider it number one in our hearts! And now it’s confirmed we should always be ready to snap that perfect Insta-worthy photo whenever we’re out and about!