Economist survey ranks Vienna as most liveable city in the world

Vienna has been ranked as the most liveable city in the world displacing Melbourne, which had topped the list for the past seven years, in the latest global survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The survey measures challenges to lifestyle across 140 cities around the world and the Austrian capital got a 99.1 rating. This is the first time Vienna has topped the list. Among the top 10 cities were Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide from Australia, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto from Canada and Osaka and Tokyo from Japan. Copenhagen ranked ninth was the only other European city in the top 10. The German city of Hamburg, which had remained in the top 10 since 2015, was pushed to 18th position despite its score remaining at 95.0. Auckland was pushed from eighth to 12th position, Perth from seventh to 14th and Helsinki from ninth to 16th. The survey rates cities worldwide based on 30 qualitative and quantitative factors that fall into categories like stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.