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25 of the best small cities in the world to live in

Wanting to take the plunge and move to a smaller city? Monocle has released a list of the world's top smallest cities in the world to help you decide.

'We kept noticing that our readers were moving to the likes of Porto and Boulder and creating busy, better lives for themselves. This survey shows why people are voting with their feet and ambitions,' says Monocle editor Andrew Tuck.

These cities provide the right balance between rich cultural experiences on your doorstep and that all-important space to breathe. From far-flung destinations to lesser-known secret spots, take a look at the cities which made the list.