World's 10 best cities for quality living that include 3 from Canada.
RE/MAX TEAM Paliwal –Report September 2018
Vienna City from Austria is now at No.1 being the best city in the world and this has ended Melbourne’s seven-year reign as the world’s best city to live , according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
The Capital of Austrian that is Vienna scored a near perfect score that is 99.1 out of 100 in the index. The criteria for the best cities to live include stability, healthcare and the environment. Cities from Australia and Canada claimed six of the top 10 spots, with the U.S. again missing out.
Big financial centres such as London (48th at rank) and New York (57th) suffer from their own success, according to the EIU, with overstretched public transport, higher levels of crime and congestion denting their appeal. Hong Kong (35th) just edged out its local rival Singapore (37th) on the index after improving on stability scores.
Elsewhere in Asia, Osaka (3rd) and Tokyo (7th equal) both climbed the rankings to their highest position in more than a decade on consistent declines in crime rates and improvements in public transport. Most of the best-performing spots are mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with relatively low population density.
Honolulu is the topped ranked U.S. city in 23rd place, followed by Pittsburgh in 32nd.
At the bottom end of the table of 140 cities, the lowest-scoring is war-torn Damascus. Those suffering from inadequate infrastructure such as Harare, or in the case of Dhaka, severe pollution, also fare badly.
Toronto from Ontario, Canada is the 7th best city to live a quality life in the whole world as on today in 2018.
The World's Most (and Least) Liveable Cities
1. Vienna, Austria
2. Melbourne, Australia
3. Osaka, Japan
4. Calgary, Canada
5. Sydney, Australia
6. Vancouver, Canada
8. Tokyo, Japan
9. Copenhagen, Denmark
10. Adelaide, Australia
131. Dakar, Senegal
132. Algiers, Algeria
133. Douala, Cameroon
134. Tripoli, Libya
135. Harare, Zimbabwe
136. Port Moresby, PNG
137. Karachi, Pakistan
138. Lagos, Nigeria
139. Dhaka, Bangladesh
140. Damascus, Syria
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit