Top 10 most livable cities in the world

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Melbourne, Australia, with a score of 97.5, stands out as the world's most livable city, followed by Vienna, Austria and Vancouver, Canada, according to the latest global liveability rankings released by the Economist Intelligence Unit(EIU) on August 30.

Held twice a year, the EIU's liveability rankings assess the living conditions of 140 cities all over the world, based on 30 indicators across five broad categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. The survey provides an overall rating of 0-100, as 1 is considered intolerable and 100 ideal.

This is the first time in almost a decade that Vancouver, Canada slipped from the top spot. Other Canadian cities that ranked highly also include Toronto and Calgary. Harare, Zimbabwe was the worst performing city in the top 100 list.

China had ten cities edged into the top 100 list, with Hong Kong performing best at the 31st place. Other nine cities include Taipei (61st), Beijing (72nd), Suzhou (73rd), Tianjin (74th), Shanghai (79th), Shenzhen (82nd), Dalian (85th), Guangzhou (89th) and Qingdao (98th).

Following are the top ten most livable cities in the world as compiled by the EIU:

Ranking

City

Country

Score

1

Melbourne

Australia

97.5

2

Vienna

Austria

97.4

3

Vancouver

Canada

97.4

4

Toronto

Canada

97.2

5

Calgary

Canada

96.6

6

Sydney

Australia

96.2

7

Helsinki

Finland

96.1

8

Perth

Australia

95.9

8

Adelaide

Australia

95.9

10

Auckland

New Zealand

95.7

 

   Auckland, New Zealand

 

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand [kaplaninternational.com]



Auckland, New Zealand ranked 10th on the list of the top 100 most livable cities in the world.

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