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World's most liveable cities


  1. ^ Numbeo official website
  2. ^ a b "Better Life Index". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Greenway, H.D.S. (26 May 2010). "The Best Place to Live?".  


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The list purports to help multi-national companies decide where to open offices or plants, and how much to pay employees.

American global human resource and related financial services consulting firm Mercer releases annually the Quality of Living Survey, comparing 221 cities based on 39 criteria. New York City is given a baseline score of 100 and other cities are rated in comparison. Important criteria are safety, education, hygiene, health care, culture, environment, recreation, political-economic stability and public transport.

Mercer's Quality of Living Ranking

The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) most recent liveability ranking shows cities in Australia, Canada, Austria, Finland and New Zealand as the ideal destinations, thanks to a widespread availability of goods and services, low personal risk, and an effective infrastructure. It does not take into account the cost of living as a factor in 'liveability'. The Economist Intelligence Unit has been criticised by the New York Times for being overly anglocentric, stating that "The Economist clearly equates livability with speaking English."[3] The August 2015 report placed Melbourne, Australia, as the most liveable city in the world with Vienna taking second place. Canadian cities took the next three spots: Vancouver 3rd, Toronto 4th and Calgary tied for 5th. Toronto is the largest city by population among the top ten cities, with nearly six million inhabitants within its metropolitan area.

Melbourne, Australia was ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the world's most liveable city since 2011.

The EIU's Liveability Ranking

Important criteria in this survey are safety/crime, international connectivity, climate/sunshine, quality of architecture, public transport, tolerance, environmental issues and access to nature, urban design, business conditions, pro-active policy developments and medical care.

Since 2006, the lifestyle magazine Monocle has published an annual list of liveable cities. The list in 2008 was named "The Most Liveable Cities Index" and presented 25 top locations for quality of life.

Monocle's Quality of Life Survey


  • Monocle's Quality of Life Survey 1
  • The EIU's Liveability Ranking 2
  • Mercer's Quality of Living Ranking 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


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