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The top five most liveable cities in the world

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Have you ever dreamt of living in another city or country? I’m sure you have and I can’t blame you. We all wish for a perfect location where we can settle down and live our lives with our family. Factors that can make you love or hate your current city includes climate, transportation options, crime rate, accessibility to work or school, healthcare, quality of governance, to name a few. Although not all of us are privileged to be given a chance to live elsewhere, wouldn’t it be nice to know which cities are the most liveable in the world?

1. Vienna, Austria

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Vienna boasts of a rich historic, artisitic and architectural legacy. But aside from that, the city has a ton of parks and green spaces, public transportation is less expensive than other countries in Europe, healthcare system is fantastic, and to top all of it all, it’s not very crowded.

Overall rating: 99.1
Stability: 100
Healthcare: 100
Culture & Environment: 96.3
Education: 100
Infrastructure: 100

2. Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne is Australia’s ‘cultural capital’, as it is a venue for different cultural celebrations such as the Antipodes Festival, Melbourne Italian Festa, Chinese New Year, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and many more. It is also a great place to study as they have some of top-ranked universities in the world for both local and international students. In fact, they are also ranked as the third-best student city in the world. Their airport is easily accessible and it is close to the city center. The city also has a low crime rate and has plenty of job opportunities.

Overall rating: 98.4
Stability: 95
Healthcare: 100
Culture & Environment: 98.6
Education: 100
Infrastructure: 100

3. Sydney, Australia

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The weather, beaches, art scene, and their local markets are just some of the things to love about Sydney. Sydney also has the best balance of environment and culture.

Overall rating: 98.1
Stability: 95
Healthcare: 100
Culture & Environment: 97.2
Education: 100
Infrastructure: 100

4. Osaka, Japan

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Osaka is always part of the most liveable cities because of its compact size, organized urban planning and connectivity, lower cost of living, and food. It is both a traditional and modern city. It’s railway station is said to be better than Tokyo’s as it has 1.12 station every square km.

Overall rating (out of 100): 97.7
Stability: 100.0
Healthcare: 100.0
Culture and environment: 93.5
Education: 100.0
Infrastructure: 96.4

5. Calgary, Canada

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Calgary is one of Canada’s wealthiest and cleanest cities. It has the largest immigrant population after Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. Its low taxes make the city an attractive place to start up a business.

Overall rating (out of 100): 97.5
Stability: 100.0
Healthcare: 100.0
Culture and environment: 90.0
Education: 100.0
Infrastructure: 100.0

Source:

World’s most liveable cities: Vienna’s win leaves Sydney and Melbourne in a spin. (n.d.). The Guardian. Retrieved September 25, 2019, from https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/04/worlds-most-liveable-cities-viennas-win-leaves-sydney-and-melbourne-in-a-spin

World’s most liveable cities: Vienna’s win leaves Sydney and Melbourne in a spin. (n.d.). The Guardian. Retrieved September 25, 2019, from https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/04/worlds-most-liveable-cities-viennas-win-leaves-sydney-and-melbourne-in-a-spin

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