Vienna remains the world’s most liveable city according to the 2019 Global Liveability Index. Quality of life is up overall, though pollution and political unrest have reduced living standards in some metropolises
VIENNA PRIDES itself on its abundance of music and art, its grand architecture and its one-of-a-kind Kaffeehauskultur. According to an annual index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist, the Austrian capital is the most liveable city in the world for the second year running. On the EIU’s index, which ranks 140 cities on 30 factors bunched into five categories—stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure—Vienna scores a near-perfect 99.1 out of 100, putting it just ahead of Melbourne. Sydney and Osaka fill the next two spots in a top ten dominated by Australian, Canadian and Japanese cities. Higher crime rates and ropey infrastructure pull some bigger cities like London, New York and Paris down the league table, despite their cultural and culinary attractions.
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