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Jul 4, 2024 | News

Cities become’more liveable

The quality of life in major cities improved significantly last year. Eastern Europe saw the largest gains. According to the latest Global Liveability Index which named Vienna (pictured) as the world’s liveable city for a third consecutive year, the index crowned Vienna the most liveable city in the world.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) index evaluates 173 cities in five categories: stability; education; healthcare; culture and environment; and infrastructure.

Europe dominated the list, with Copenhagen (main image) and Zurich coming in second and third. The index noted a general decline in infrastructure and stability, but said that this was more than offset with improvements in healthcare and educational services in eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

While overall scores on the index increased, the EIU noted “the improvement is marginal, held back due to geopolitical conflict, civil unrest, and a housing crises across many cities in our survey”.

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