The Global Liveability Index 2023 attributed Vienna’s success to its “winning combination” of stability, good culture and entertainment, reliable infrastructure, exemplary education, and health services.
“It has occupied this position regularly over the past several years, with only the Covid-19 pandemic causing the city to vacate its place at the top spot,” the report added.
Copenhagen also retains its position as the second most livable city in the world, while Australian cities Sydney and Melbourne broke into the top five.
“They have seen their scores in the healthcare category improve since last year when they were still affected by Covid waves that stressed their healthcare systems,” said the research firm.
The annual report rated 172 cities across livability categories: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.
The index rose last year to reach a 15-year high as the world recovered from the pandemic, said the EIU. The average index score is now 76.2 out of 100, up from 73.2 a year ago.
Top 10 Cities to Live in
- Vienna (Austria)
- Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Melbourne (Australia)
- Sydney (Australia)
- Vancouver (Canada)
- Zurich (Switzerland)
- Calgary (Canada)
- Geneva (Switzerland)
- Toronto (Canada)
- Osaka (Japan), Auckland (New Zealand) — Tie
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