The ranking of the World’s Most Liveable Cities for 2023 has been released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Out of the 173 cities, in EIU’s Global Liveability Index, the Austrian city Vienna has come out on top with closely followed by Denmark’s Copenhagen in second position.
Australia’s Melbourne and Sydney have shot back up in the rankings taking third and fourth place respectively based on improved healthcare scores.
Three other Australian cities – Perth, Adelaide, and Brisbane ranked 12th and 16th respectively.
Western Australia Premier Roger Cook said in a post:
“It’s no surprise to us – but Perth has rocketed up the rankings to be named the 12th most liveable city in the world. The survey assesses 173 cities right across the globe – factoring stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education, and infrastructure. It’s a true reflection on why we’re so proud to call WA home.”
Upasana Dutt, Head of Liveability Index at EIU, said in a statement:
“As the world’s political and economic axis continues to shift eastwards, we expect the cities in these regions to move slowly up our liveability rankings.”
Canada’s three cities – Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto — ranked amongst the top 10 livable cities.
Sweden’s capital Stockholm and the UK capital London were placed at 43rd and 46th ranks.
Meanwhile, cities in the Asia Pacific – Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta – also moved to significant spots.
The ranking was based on a number of significant factors, including health care, education, stability, infrastructure, and environment.
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