An analyst at The Economist’s Intelligence Unit (EIU) released the 2017 edition of their Global Live ability Survey. The seventh year running Melbourne has been declared the most live able city in the world while Sydney remains in 11th place.
The survey released Live ability Report, which ranks 140 cities based on their quality of the life across five major categories: stability, culture, and environment, healthcare, education and infrastructure. The annual report by the EIU cited Singapore’s improving educational achievements as the primary factors behind its 11-place development.Singapore was ranked third, after Tokyo and Osaka in Asia respectively.
Jon Copestake, the editor of the survey stated that 10 ranking places now separate Hong Kong and Singapore, the difference between them is at just 1.6 per cent which is very small, and both comfortably sit in the top tier of livability where there are few, if any, challenges to lifestyle.
This year, Sydney has fallen from seventh to 11th rank, falling out of the top 10 list mostly due to raising the concern of the terror threats.
Due to repeated terror attacks in France and the U.K., the ongoing migration crisis, and Brexit,the stability score has lowered across Europe.After Spikes in civil destruction, some American cities including Atlanta, San Francisco, and Chicago have also dropped down the rankings.
Robert Doyle, lord mayor of Melbourne announced that this world record is an amazing feat that all Melburnians should be extremely proud of today.
Here are the top 10 most livable cities in 2017:
- Melbourne, Australia
- Vienna, Austria
- Vancouver, Canada
- Toronto, Canada
- Tie: Adelaide, Australia, and Calgary, Canada
- Perth, Australia
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Helsinki, Finland
- Hamburg, Germany