When you visit a country as a tourist, history, culture, natural beauty and delicious food might take your breath away. But what makes a city truly liveable. How do you plan on settling down in a city? Well, let’s help you with that. Here are the 10 most liveable cities in the world according to the Global Liveability Index 2019. The European city of Vienna in Austria has adorned the topmost position for the most liveable city in the world, for the second consecutive year. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has ranked countries in this global liveability index according to the country’s stability, culture and environment, education and infrastructure and health care. So if you’re planning to choose the perfect foreign city to settle down, then have a look at the list below.
1. Vienna In Austria
Vienna is crowned as the most liveable city for the second time in a row. Having a high score of 99.1 out of 100, the Austrian capital has made its mark in the minds of tourists, travellers and job seekers in the world. A number of factors like developed public transport network, affordable healthcare system and street safety were some of the reasons that makes Vienna so liveable. Vienna also ranked first in the Quality of Living Survey conducted by human resource consulting firm Mercer for an entire decade from 2009 to 2019.
2. Melbourne In Australia
Melbourne is popularly known as Australia’s culture capital. From exploring indigenous art at the National Gallery of Victoria to strolling along the Melbourne Arts Precinct, it’s truly a heaven for art lovers across the world. Interestingly, Melbourne enjoyed the topmost position on the Global Liveability Index for seven years till it was beaten by Vienna in 2018. This culture capital of Australia trailed second in 2019 with an impressive score of 98.4 out of 100.
3. Sydney In Australia
Australia’s most populous city, Sydney rose up to the third position from its previous fifth place in 2019’s Global Liveability Index by the Economic Intelligence Unit. The cultural and environment score of Sydney witnessed drastic improvement and the city has made sincere efforts to tackle the impact of climate change. And due to these factors, Sydney has occupied the coveted third place in this list.
4. Osaka In Japan
The large port city of Osaka in Japan was surprisingly never part of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world until 2018. But after a decline in crime rates and an overall improvement in the quality of transportation, it proudly made its way to this global list. But in this 2019 Global Liveability Index, it dropped down from the third place to the fourth. But nothing stops this port city to Japan’s second-largest metropolitan city after Tokyo. Located on the Japanese island Honshu, Osaka is known for its gorgeous cherry blossom trees, the historic Osaka castle and one of the oldest Japanese shrines, Sumiyoshi-Taisha.
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5. Calgary In Canada
Canada’s Calgary slipped down from fourth to fifth position in the Global Liveability Index 2019. But it has still sustained its position to be the most liveable city in the whole of North America beating out other Canadian rivals like Toronto and Vancouver. Calgary is home to around 1.3 million people and it’s known for its high quality of life.
6. Vancouver In Canada
Vancouver in Canada prides itself for not only being one of the most ethnically diverse cities but was also ranked the most livable city from 2002 to 2010 and again in 2015. With a high liveability score of 97.3, this Canadian city might have dropped a few positions but still have a good score of 97.3 out of a possible 100. It’s known for its pristine mountains, thriving art and music scenes, great healthcare, education, infrastructure and nurturing environment. Did you know Canada’s Hudson Bay Has Less Gravity Than The Rest Of The World?
7. Toronto In Canada
Toronto has got an impressive overall liveability score of 97.2 and has graced the 7th position in the Global liveability Index 2019. The soaring skyscrapers, beautiful green spaces and developed sports facilities have made this definitely a liveable and enjoyable city. For those of you don’t know, Toronto is a multicultural hub as 51% of its residents were born outside Canada. It’s also home to over 230 different nationalities.
8. Tokyo In Japan
In the advent of welcoming people from across the world, Japan has Tokyo has undergone a complete transformation in the light of its 2020 Summer Olympics. It’s a lovely blend of ultra-modern and traditional vibes all available in one gorgeous city. Tokyo is known for being one of the safest cities in the world. And thanks to its rapid transformation it has earned a score of 97.2 in the Global Liveability Index 2019. So it’s time to visit Tokyo during the Summer Olympics, and if you love the vibe, then maybe you can ponder over settling down at this liveable city. Honeymooners! Natasha Monteiro Chose Tokyo Over Paris For Her Romantic Getaway. Here’s Why!
9. Copenhagen In Denmark
Denmark’s capital Copenhagen is the 9th most liveable city in the world. It might have a relatively high cost of living but the brilliant healthcare and infrastructure of this European city attract people from across the world. It’s also in the bid to become the world’s most cycle-friendly city. By 2025 the percentage of cycle commuters will be increased to a whopping 50% thanks to the efforts taken by authorities.
10. Adelaide In Australia
South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital Adelaide is the third Australian city to adorn the world’s most livable cities list for 2019. This city is famously known as the City of Churches and also has renowned museums dedicated to art and natural history. Adelaide Festival has put the city on the maps of art and culture enthusiasts and has entered every traveller’s bucket list over the years.
So here is the list of the most liveable cities in the world according to the Global Liveability Index 2019. If you’re planning to go abroad for higher education, work or any other purpose, you know which ones you can include in your bucket list. And if you want to chill with your bae then check out these 10 Best Travel Destinations For Couples In 2020