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THIS Aussie city named best in the world at Wordle

·Personal Finance Editor
·2-min read
Woman playing Wordle on her smartphone while travelling on an underground train on 5th March 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Wordle is a web-based word game played by millions of users / players worldwide often on their mobile devices. The game was created and developed by software engineer Josh Wardle, and owned by The New York Times Company since 2022. (photo by Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images)
An Australian city has been crowned the best in the world at solving Wordle. (Source: Getty)

The simple, five-letter word game Wordle has taken the world by storm but Australians are leading the pack.

In fact, Canberrans have been crowned the best in the world at solving the daily word challenge, according to data from WordTips.

Those who live in the Aussie capital manage to solve the puzzle with an average of 3.58 guesses.

Also in the world's top 10 are Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Australia’s domination may have something to do with our laid-back attitude, WordTips said.

“Wordle embodies a not-doing-workism that doesn’t induce slacker guilt” WordTips said.

“An Australian city leads the way in prodigious slacking, with Canberra nailing it in 3.58, on average,” it said.

An infographic showing top 10 cities at solving Wordle.
Top 10 cities at solving Wordle. (Source: WordTips)

The top 10 ranking cities in the world are:

  1. Canberra, Australia

  2. Jerusalem, Israel

  3. Malmo, Sweden

  4. Durban, South Africa

  5. Paris, France

  6. Perth, Australia

  7. Melbourne, Australia

  8. Adelaide, Australia

  9. Manila, Philippines

  10. Geneva, Switzerland

But, on a country scale, Sweden solves the puzzle the fastest, followed by Switzerland and Poland. Australia ranks fourth in the world.

An infographic showing which countries solve Worlde puzzles fastest.
Countries best at solving Wordle. (Source: WordTips)

Wordle sold to New York Times

Wordle was bought by The New York Times earlier this year, for a price “in the low seven figures”.

The game was purchased from its creator, Josh Wardle, a software engineer from Brooklyn, the publication announced in February.

Wordle launched on an ad-free website in October and gained more than 300,000 users in just two months.

Millions of people now play the game every day, The Times said in a statement.

“The Times remains focused on becoming the essential subscription for every english-speaking person seeking to understand and engage with the world,” the company said.

“New York Times Games are a key part of that strategy.”

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