Survey by “Economist” magazine analyzes stability, infrastructure, health, education and culture and environment

The Global Liveability Index 2024 report has named Vienna, Austria, the best city in the world to live in. The Austrian capital received top marks in 4 of the 5 categories that make up the index and topped the ranking for the 3rd consecutive year.

According to Economist Intelligence Unitresearch division of the journal The EconomistVienna can still improve its score in the culture and environment category. The report indicates that the lack of major sporting events is the reason for the city not receiving the highest score. Read the full study (PDF – 4 MB, in English).

Western Europe is the region with the best indicators. Copenhagen (Denmark), Zurich and Geneva (Switzerland) are among the 10 best cities. Despite geopolitical conflicts and crises in the real estate market, there was growth in health and education indicators.

North America, on the other hand, has the highest scores for education. The housing crisis, however, has caused Vancouver (Canada) to lose positions and Toronto (Canada) to drop out of the top 10.

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São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Manaus These are the Brazilian cities that appear in the index, with scores ranging from 60 to 80. It means that negative factors impact daily life, but that living conditions are generally good. In Latin America and the Caribbean, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay) and Santiago (Chile) receive the highest scores (above 90).

Among the cities with the worst scores are Damascus (Syria) and Tripoli (Libya). The report cites years of civil war in both.

The factor that fell the most on the overall list was stability, due to the increase in protests in Western Europe. However, the biggest drop was in Tel Aviv (Israel). The city lost 20 positions due to the war with Hamas.

Here is the ranking:

Global Liveability Index

The index analyzed living conditions in 173 cities around the world from February 12 to March 17. Aiming to show how comfortable places are, it uses 30 indicators divided into five categories: stability, infrastructure, health, education and culture, and environment. Each city receives a score from 1 (intolerable) to 100 (ideal).


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