The Strategist

The Economist names the best city for living

09/05/2019 - 13:13

Analysts named Vienna as the best city to live in. The Austrian city was followed by Melbourne and Sydney. These are the results of a new study conducted by The Economist magazine, namely, by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EUI). A year earlier, Vienna and Melbourne occupied the same places, and the third was Osaka.

Pedro Szekely via flickr
Pedro Szekely via flickr
The top 10 included Osaka, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto, Tokyo, Copenhagen and Adelaide. Helsinki, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin and Luxembourg entered the top 25.

Compared to the last year, life has become better in Belgrade, Hanoi, Moscow, Kiev and Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire).

In the United States, Honolulu is recognized as the best city, in the overall ranking it took the 22nd place. Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Washington entered the top 40.

Among the worst cities for life were Caracas, Algeria, Tripoli and Damascus. In just five years, the situation has worsened the most in Detroit, Asunción, Tunisia, Caracas and Tripoli.

The analysts used 30 criteria grouped into five groups: stability, environment, health, infrastructure and education.