In this year`s report, Austria`s capital, Vienna, has succeeded in displacing Melbourne in Australia from the stop spot, which it previously held for a record seven consecutive years. For a summary of the entire ranking, including the top ten most and least liveable cities, download the free summary report.
The concept of liveability is simple: it assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions.
The Economist Intelligence Unit`s liveability rating quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual`s lifestyle in 140 cities worldwide. Each city is assigned a score for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories of Stability, Healthcare, Culture and environment, Education and Infrastructure.