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The world’s most liveable cities for 2022

(CNN) — Considering a giant transfer this yr? You could need to take into consideration Canada or western Europe.

The annual rating of the world’s most liveable cities has simply been launched by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and 2022’s Global Liveability Index exhibits some marked variations from the previous year.
The EIU, which is a sister group to The Economist, ranked 173 cities world wide on quite a lot of components, together with well being care, crime charges, political stability, infrastructure and entry to inexperienced house.

The Red Cross and European Union’s presences helped Geneva place extremely on the listing.

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Big winners

Overall, Europe dominated the listing, with six spots within the high 11 (there was a tie for tenth place). Copenhagen, which CNN Travel pronounced Europe’s capital of cool in December 2021, nabbed second place on the Global Liveability Index.

Switzerland was the one nation in Europe to have two entries within the high 10, with Geneva in sixth place and Zurich touchdown in third.

However, the general nation winner was Canada. The Great White North had three of its cities represented — Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto.

“Cities that were towards the top of our rankings before the pandemic have rebounded on the back of their stability, good infrastructure and services, as well as enjoyable leisure activities,” the index’s authors wrote.

Big droppers

Last yr’s winner, New Zealand’s Auckland, fell out of the highest 10 in 2022 to land at a stunning thirty fourth place.

Neighboring Australia had the most noticeable drop within the rankings this yr. Despite having topped the listing prior to now, Melbourne fell to tenth place in 2022.

In 2021, Australia dominated the EIU index, with Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth all becoming a member of Melbourne within the high 10. This yr, they rank twenty seventh, thirtieth and thirty second respectively.

Osaka was the only Asian city to land in the top 10 this year.

Osaka was the one Asian metropolis to land within the high 10 this yr.

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Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, was in fourth place in 2021 but in addition dropped out of the highest 10 this yr.

Though Europe had an excellent exhibiting in 2022, there are two noticeable entries lacking — London and Paris. Increased value of dwelling bills performed a task in each metropolises, as did the UK’s choice to go away the European Union.

Ongoing world battle was the number-one issue figuring out which international locations ranked on the backside of the listing. Damascus, Lagos and Tripoli had been rated the three least liveable cities on the earth.

Meanwhile, Kyiv was not analyzed this yr as a result of ongoing struggle in Ukraine.

Liveability versus value of dwelling

Earlier this month, world mobility firm ECA International launched its listing of the world’s most expensive cities to stay in, with a concentrate on expats.

Hong Kong had the doubtful honor of coming in first place, with New York City, Geneva, London and Tokyo rounding out the highest 5.

The solely metropolis to look on each the ECA and EIU indexes was Geneva.

The most costly cities rating was decided solely by financial components — common lease, the worth of gasoline and the like — versus the EIU listing, which appears to be like at a metropolis’s cultural points of interest like museums and concert events in addition to infrastructure like mass transit.

Vienna's arts and culture scene helped it score high honors.

Vienna’s arts and tradition scene helped it rating excessive honors.

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2022’s Global Liveability Index: The high 10

1. Vienna, Austria

2. Copenhagen, Denmark

3. Zurich, Switzerland

4. Calgary, Canada

5. Vancouver, Canada

6. Geneva, Switzerland

7. Frankfurt, Germany

8. Toronto, Canada

9. Amsterdam, Netherlands

10. Osaka, Japan and Melbourne, Australia (tie)

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