Each year, the Economist Intelligence Unit release its annual Global Livability Index which measuring the most livable large cities in the world. In this year’s report, Vienna, Austria has succeeded in displacing Melbourne, Australia from the stop spot, which it previously held for a record seven consecutive years.

The Economist says:

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.

The 20 top rankings are populated with cities in Europe (9), Australia (4), Japan (2), New Zealand (1), and Canada (4).

Honolulu was the highest U.S. city at number 23. The next highest American city was Pittsburgh in 32nd position. Manchester was the highest ranked in the UK at number 35.

Here are the top 50:

1. Vienna, Austria

2. Melbourne, Australia

3. Osaka, Japan

4. Calgary, Canada

5. Sydney, Australia

6.  Vancouver, Canada

7. (Tied) Tokyo, Japan

7. (Tied) Toronto, Canada

9. Copenhagen, Denmark

10. Adelaide, Australia

11. Zurich, Switzerland

12. (Tied) Auckland, New Zealand

12. (Tied) Frankfurt, Germany

14. (Tied) Geneva, Switzerland

14. (Tied) Perth, Australia

16. Helsinki, Finland

17. Amsterdam, Netherlands

18. Hamburg, Germany

19. (Tied) Montreal, Canada

19. (Tied) Paris, France

21. Berlin, Germany

22. Brisbane, Australia

23. Honolulu, USA

24. Luxembourg

25. Munich, Germany

26. Wellington, New Zealand

27. Oslo, Norway

28. Dusseldorf, Germany

29. Brussels, Belgium

30. (Tied) Barcelona, Spain

30. (Tied) Lyon, France

32. (Tied) Pittsburgh, USA

32. (Tied) Stockholm, Sweden

34. Budapest, Hungary

35. (Tied) Hong Kong

35. (Tied) Manchester, UK

37. (Tied) Singapore

37. (Tied) Washington DC, USA

39. (Tied) Madrid, Spain

39. (Tied) Minneapolis, USA

41. Dublin, Ireland

42. Boston, USA

43. Reykjavik, Iceland

44. (Tied) Chicago, USA

44. (Tied) Miami, USA

46. (Tied) Milan, Italy

46. (Tied) Seattle, USA

48. London, UK

49. San Francisco, USA

50: (Tied) Los Angeles, USA

50. (Tied) Atlanta, USA

Download the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Livabilty Index, 2018

 

Last Updated on September 11, 2018