(CNN) — Considering a giant transfer this yr? You could need to take into consideration Canada or western Europe.
The Red Cross and European Union’s presences helped Geneva place extremely on the listing.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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)