Monday, 12 November, 2018

Vienna tops list of world's most liveable cities in 2018

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In news that may shock some Aussies, the South Australian city of Adelaide also cracked the world top 10 by nabbing the 10th spot, placing it ahead of some of the country's other bustling cities and top tourist attractions. It is the first time it has topped the EIU survey, which began in its current form in 2004.

"While in the past couple of years cities in Europe were affected by the spreading perceived threat of terrorism in the region, which caused heightened security measures, the past year has seen a return to normalcy", the EIU said in a statement about the report published on Tuesday.

The ranking is based on five parameters: Political and Social Stability, Education, Culture, Environment, Infrastructure and Access to Healthcare.

This year, Vienna gained an overall livability rating of 99.1, edging out Melbourne which came in second with a score of 98.4.

The survey had been criticised previous year for demoting Manchester eight places after the May 22nd attack.

The only New Zealand city to have been in The Economist's Top 10, Auckland has fallen from 8th to 12th, as Osaka, Tokyo, Sydney and Copenhagen move up.

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Japan's Osaka and Tokyo have now moved up into the top ten, coming in third and seventh place respectively.

Below is a ranking of the top and bottom cities surveyed, accompanied by the liveability rating for every city.

The global average score improved for the second year in a row, creeping up from 74.8 per cent to 75.7 per cent in 2018.

Unfortunately, no United Kingdom city made it into the top ten.

Copenhagen was the only other European city in the top 10 at ninth place. The placement is slightly improved from last year's report, when Calgary came in fifth on the list.

The 10 least liveable cities are Senegal's Dakar on 131, Algeria's Algiers 132, Cameroon's Douala 133, Libya's Tripoli 134, Zimbabwe's Harare 135, Papua New Guinea's Port Moresby 136, Karachi, 137, Nigeria's Lagos 138, Dhaka 139 and Damascus is on 140, the report said.

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