The Economist Releases 2018 List of Most and Least Liveable Cities in the World

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For the first time ever, a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual survey.? The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social stability, crime, education and access to healthcare.? This year’s survey ranks Vienna, Austria as the most livable city and Damascus, Syria as the worst.

According to the survey, nearly half of the cities have seen their liveability ranking improve over the past year.

The EIU said that crime, civil unrest, terrorism or war played a “strong role” in the ten-lowest scoring cities.

Below is a PDF summary of the complete findings of the 2018 survey.

The ten most liveable cities in 2018

1. Vienna, Austria

2. Melbourne, Australia

3. Osaka, Japan

4. Calgary, Canada

5. Sydney, Australia

6. Vancouver, Canada

7. Tokyo, Japan

8. Toronto, Canada

9. Copenhagen, Denmark

10. Adelaide, Australia

The ten least liveable cities in 2018

1. Damascus, Syria

2. Dhaka, Bangladesh

3. Lagos, Nigeria

4. Karachi, Pakistan

5. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

6. Harare, Zimbabwe

7. Tripoli, Libya

8. Douala, Cameroon

9. Algiers, Algeria

10. Dakar, Senegal

Full Report Overview – The Economist Intelligence Unit – The Global Livability Index 2018