Global liveability ranking and report: August 2014

20 Aug 2014

Provides rankings for the liveability of 140 cities worldwide. The top ten liveable cities include Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Auckland.


The latest findings of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking reflect a long-term decline in scores driven by a growing number of global hotspots of instability.

The ranking, which provides scores for lifestyle challenges in 140 cities worldwide, shows that since 2009 average liveability across the world has fallen by 0.7%, led by a 1.3% fall in the score for stability and safety. While this may seem marginal it highlights that over 50 of the cities surveyed have seen declines in liveability over the last five years. Recent conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East have underlined continuing fallout from a decade of destabilising events ranging from the war in Iraq to the Palestinian Intifada and the Arab Spring.


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