Do you know the most livable cities in the World? Every year the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) publishes an annual Global Liveability Ranking. This ranking is based on the quality of life including factors of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
The ranking includes 140 cities. However, in this blog, we will cover the top 10 cities as per the 2019 survey.
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. The population of Adelaide is 1.3M.
Nicknamed the 20-minute city, Adelaide is one of the easiest cities to venture around. With having good weather the city also has some of the beautiful (uncrowded) beaches in Australia.
Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. The population of Copenhagen is 1.34M. This unique city is characterized by its canals, cycling culture, a strong economy, and happy locals.
It is known as being the happiest city in the world, due to its shorter workdays, free college tuition, more vacation days, and levels of personal interaction.
Both Toronto & Tokyo scored the same points, hence they are both at 7 positions.
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 6.2M. Toronto is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower.
Toronto ranks highly based on its safety, cost of living, business environment, liveability, food security and democracy.
Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is the capital city and most populous prefecture of Japan. The population of Toyko is 37M. Being the world’s most densely populated city, it still manages to charm its visitors with its natural beauty, food, fashion, and of course, Mount Fuji.
In Tokyo, at every 12 meters, a vending machine will be waiting to serve you. And it’s not just colas or candies, the vending machines of Tokyo give away clothes, hamburgers, surgical masks, flowers and many more.
Vancouver is a seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. The population of Vancouver is 2.58M. Because of its proximity to both mountains and ocean, Vancouver is famous for offering every kind of outdoor sport and adventure, from skiing and snow sports in the winter to kayaking and water sports in the summer, and hiking, camping, and biking year-round. Vancouver is apparently the friendliest city in the world.
Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and the fifth largest in Canada. The population of Calgary is 1.54 M. This city also lists as one of the cleanest cities in the world.
Calgary is Canada’s sunniest city, with 333 average sunshine days per year. However, the coldest temperature ever recorded in Calgary was a bone-chilling -45 °C.
Osaka is Japan’s second-largest metropolitan area after Tokyo. It has been the economic powerhouse of the Kansai Region for many centuries. The population of Osaka is 19 M.
Osaka is known for its underground shopping malls one of which, Umeda, has fossils from the Jurassic to Cretaceous periods in the walls. This city also includes a variety of delicious food including takoyaki and okonomiyaki.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. The population of Sydney is 4.92M. Sydney has the largest multicultural community in Australia, with 31.7% of the population born overseas.
Sydney has over 100 beaches within its city limits. The most well-known ones include Bondi, Coogee, Bronte and Manly.
Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia, known for its music, art centres and museums, and celebration and expression of art. The population of Melbourne is 4.96M. The city is known for its many laneways, its cultural diversity, excellent dining options for all budgets, and amazing street art. The people are generally friendly, welcoming and proud to call themselves Melbournians. Around 38% of the population of Melbourne was born overseas.
Vienna is the national capital, largest city, and one of nine states of Austria. The population of Vienna is 1.92M.
It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm. Vienna is the only capital city in the world to produce significant quantities of wine within its city limits.