Vienna rises again to the first position in the top of the cities with the best living conditions in the world, as in 2018 and 2019, according to the annual ranking made by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, is not included in the ranking, while Moscow has collapsed compared to previous editions.
The capital of Austria ranks for the third time at the head of this index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis unit affiliated with the English weekly The Economist. The success comes after the city of Auckland in New Zealand lost 33 places due to the extension of the quarantine measures, writes AFP, according to Agerpres.
Experts have rewarded the stability of Vienna, its educational and medical offer, as well as the quality of the infrastructure with a maximum score of 100 out of 100. The cultural and environmental factors in this city are almost ideal.
Europe largely dominates the top ten positions of the ranking, with six cities.
- Viena (Austria)
- Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Zurich (Switzerland)
- Calgary (Canada)
- Vancouver (Canada)
- Geneva (Switzerland)
- Frankfurt (Germania)
- Toronto (Canada)
- Amsterdam (Olanda)
- Osaka / Melbourne
Paris ranks 19th with 23 places higher than in 2021. The capital of Belgium, Brussels, is 24th, just behind Montreal (23). London is in 33rd place, while Barcelona, famous for its lively atmosphere, is in 35th place, with eight places ahead of the Spanish capital, Madrid (43rd place).
Milan ranks 49th in this ranking, New York 51st, and Beijing 71st.
Damascus, the capital of Syria, remains the least welcoming city in the world.
For a city to be included in this ranking, it must be considered a “business destination”, ie it must be an economic and financial center or this must be requested by customers. Beirut, severely affected by the port explosion in 2020 and the capital of a country plagued by strong political instability, is not listed.
According to the authors, Kiev had to be excluded from the report in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In parallel, Moscow (80th place) fell 15 places.
“Eastern European cities have fallen in the rankings due to rising geopolitical risks” and the “cost of living crisis, including rising energy and food prices,” said EIU report leader Upasana Dutt.
New indicators, such as health restrictions, have been introduced in 2021 to assess the effects of the pandemic. The average quality of life thus returned in 2022, but remains below the pre-COVID-19 level.
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