The Strategist

Top 10 best cities for living

01/30/2019 - 10:34

The Economist Intelligence Unit experts ranked cities in terms of convenience for living.

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francisco.j.gonzalez via flickr
The study examined 140 cities around the world, and assessed them basing on various criteria, including stability, health, culture, the environment, as well as level of development of education and infrastructure.

Below are the 10 most livable cities in the world.

10. Adelaide, Australia

Points: 96.6

Adelaide is the administrative center and largest city of the state of South Australia, the fifth largest city in the country. Today, Adelaide is famous for its festivals, as well as wine, art and sporting achievements. The city is the state and commercial center of South Australia, and has a large number of government and financial institutions. Most of them are located in the city center, as well as in the suburbs.

9. Copenhagen, Denmark

Points: 96.8

Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark; with its Copenhagen Stock Exchange this is one of the largest financial centers in Northern Europe. The Copenhagen economy is well developed in the services sector, especially through initiatives in information technology, pharmaceuticals and clean technology.

8. Tokyo, Japan

Points: 97.2

Tokyo is the capital of Japan, its administrative, financial, industrial and political center. Tokyo is the main economic center of Japan. The city hosts enterprises in the fields of intelligence, information and services. About 90% of all Japanese companies that are members of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, have their main representative offices in the capital.

7. Toronto, Canada

Points: 97.2

Toronto is the largest city in Canada, the administrative center of the province of Ontario. Toronto is part of the Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated region around the western part of Lake Ontario with a population of about 7 million people. Approximately one third of the total population of Canada lives within a radius of 500 km from Toronto. About one sixth of all jobs in Canada are within the city limits.

6. Vancouver, Canada

Points: 97.3

Vancouver is a city in western Canada, the largest settlement of British Columbia and the third largest in Canada. Transportation, comfortable living conditions are attracting an increasing flow of immigrants, primarily from Southeast Asia. Vancouver is one of the largest industrial centers in the country. The city’s port is the largest in Canada and the most diversified, with a turnover of more than 75 billion Canadian dollars a year.

5. Sydney, Australia

Points: 97.4

Sydney is the largest and oldest city in Australia. It is famous for its opera house, Harbor Bridge and its beaches. Residential neighborhoods of Greater Sydney are surrounded by national parks. Sydney is one of the most multicultural and multinational cities in the world, and is the main place of residence for immigrants arriving for permanent residence in Australia.

4. Calgary, Canada

Points: 97.5

Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta in Canada. Business activity in Calgary is mainly related to the oil industry, agriculture and tourism. The largest oil and gas companies are BP, EnCana, Imperial Oil, Suncor Energy, Shell Canada, TransCanada and Nexen; thus, Calgary manages 87% of Canadian producers of oil and natural gas and 66% of coal-mining enterprises.

3. Osaka, Japan

Points: 97.7

Osaka is the third largest city in Japan. The city has a metro service serving more than 912 million passengers a year, which makes it one of the largest in the world. Osaka is the largest commercial and industrial center of the state. Osaka hosts of the most important ports of the country, receiving ships from around the world. Many Japanese corporations were founded here.

2. Melbourne, Australia

Points: 98.4

Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia, the capital of Victoria. The city is considered one of the main commercial, industrial and cultural centers of Australia. Melbourne is also often called the country's sports and cultural capital, as it hosts many sporting and cultural events in the life of Australia.

1. Vienna, Austria

Points: 99.1

Vienna is the federal capital of Austria and at the same time one of the nine federal states of Austria, located inside another land, Lower Austria. Vienna is the third city-residence of the United Nations after New York and Geneva. The Vienna International Center (the so-called UNO-City) includes the IAEA, UNODC, United Nations Industrial Development Organization and others. The headquarters of international organizations such as OPEC and OSCE are also located here.