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The purpose of this research is to explore some of the indicators of a women-friendly city, applying the opinions of women of different socio-economic statuses and social types. This research is descriptive and qualitative in nature. We use the ethnography as our method and our technique for data collection is problem-oriented interview. The statistical population is a group of women aged between18 and 50 who have lived in Tehran during the last 5 years. The non-probabilistic and judgmental sampling is employed and the sample consists of 19 women. The results of this research indicate that, according to the interviewees, 8 features can make Tehran a women-friendly city: Safe Tehran, convenient Tehran, active Tehran, participatory Tehran, leisurely Tehran, fair Tehran, beautiful Tehran and child-friendly Tehran. Furthermore, we find that social type and socio-economic status do not make a significant difference to women’s comments about a city women-friendliness. Rather, it is the three types of status, i.e. housekeeping, employment, and motherhood which differentiate women’s views, needs, and concerns considering the issue of urban life.