Published: Tue, August 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Dhaka 2nd least liveable city in world

Dhaka 2nd least liveable city in world

Survey editor Roxana Slavcheva said that security has improved in "several western European cities" and Vienna's top place reflects "a relative return to stability across much of Europe". It is the first time it has topped the EIU survey, which began in its current form in 2004.

"Of the 140 surveyed cities, 49 percent registered negative changes in their overall liveability rank in the past six months and 34 percent experienced positive movements".

Vienna was flawless in every category except culture and environment, where it scored 96.3 out of 100.

Vienna overtook Melbourne as the top-ranked city in the world for liveability, scoring a near ideal score of 99.1 per cent. Almost half the cities in the survey saw their ratings improve over the a year ago.

The other cities in the top 10 were Osaka, at number three, Tokyo and Copenhagen.

Melbourne had previously come top for seven years running
Survey: Vienna Tops Melbourne as World's Most Liveable City

The only New Zealand city to have been in The Economist's Top 10, Auckland has fallen from 8th to 12th, as Osaka, Tokyo, Sydney and Copenhagen move up.

But the city's scores for and safety stability "have room for improvement", and it's in the latter category that the Austrian capital took the title, winning by just 0.7 per cent.

Large cities inundated with crime and those torn apart by war or natural disasters have proven to be the world's most unliveable cities.

Unfortunately, no United Kingdom city made it into the top ten. Perth ranked in 14th with a 95.9 per cent rating, while Brisbane failed to crack the top 20, placing 22nd at 94.3 per cent. Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; Hanoi, Vietnam; Belgrade, Serbia; and Tehran, Iran saw the largest improvements in liveability over the last five years - more than five percentage points.

The 10 cities lowest in the ranking were Damascus, Syria; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Lagos, Nigeria; Karachi, Pakistan; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Harare, Zimbabwe; Tripoli, Libya; Douala, Cameroon; Algiers, Algeria; and Dakar, Senegal.

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