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Vienna is the most livable city in the world

In the ranking of the most liveable cities in the world, annually compiled by the magazine The Economist, for the first time in seven years, a change at the top. The Austrian capital onttroont Melbourne in Australia. It is the first time that a European city ranking claims.

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In the ranking for 140 cities looked at factors such as infrastructure, culture, political and social stability, crime, education and access to health care. According to the researchers, is the safety there is in a lot of European cities have improved. The fact that Vienna the ranking is argued, points to ‘a relative return to stability in large parts of Europe.

Still remarkable: in almost half of all cities was the quality of life has improved in the past year. Melbourne now stands on the second place. Two other Australian cities – Sydney and Adelaide – are in the top ten. Also Japan and Canada score well with, respectively, a third and seventh place for Osaka and Tokyo and a fourth, sixth and eighth place for Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. Copenhagen in Denmark is the only other European city in the top ten.

At the bottom of the ranking is dominated Damascus in Syria, which is torn by the civil war. On the second place of the least livable cities is Dhaka in Bangladesh, followed by Lagos in Nigeria.

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