For the third time in the last five years (as it was in 2018 and 2019), Vienna has ranked first among the 173 cities analysed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in its annual report of The Global Liveability Index (GLI) in 2022.
Here are the 10 best cities of the world to live in:
1. Vienna, Austria
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
3. Zurich, Switzerland
4. Calgary, Canada
5. Vancouver, Canada
6. Geneva, Switzerland
7. Frankfurt, Germany
8. Toronto, Canada
9. Amsterdam, Netherlands
10. Osaka, Japan and Melbourne, Australia
Switzerland is the only country in Europe with two cities, Geneva and Zurich, in the top 10 list. Canada was the winner country with three cities: Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto, in the top 10.
According to the report, the world is getting back to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic: the global average liveability score has also improved in all cities from 69.1 to 73.6 since last year.
The concept of liveability assesses which cities around the world offer the best or worst living conditions. Each city is assigned a rating for relative comfort for over 30 qualitative factors in five general categories: Stability, Healthcare, Culture and Environment, Education, and Infrastructure. Vienna scored close to perfect result with 99.1 out of 100.
(In the 2022 report, there is no score for Kyiv, as it couldn’t be analysed due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.)
Source: EIU by DPA