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World's most livable city for 2019, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit 根据经济学人智库,2019年全球最宜居城市

Julia Buckley • Updated 5th September 2019

(CNN) — It's long been known for its grandiose architecture, lashings of green spaces and traditional coffee shops -- and now Vienna is building itself a reputation for something even more covetable.

The Austrian capital has been ranked the world's most livable city for the second year running, topping the table with almost perfect scores.

It was followed by Melbourne -- which Vienna toppled from pole position last year after seven years at the top. Sydney, Osaka and Calgary make up the top five on the annual Global Liveability Index of 140 cities around the world, researched by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

The index considers more than 30 qualitative and quantitative factors spanning five broad categories, weighted as follows: stability (25%), healthcare (20%), culture and environment (25%), education (10%), and infrastructure (20%).

In-house analysts and local contributors are tasked with rating for qualitative factors. Scores are compiled on a scale of 1-100.



紧随其后的是墨尔本——在连续七年位居榜首后被维也纳击败,于去年从榜首跌落。根据经济学人智库(Economist Intelligence Unit)的调查,在全球140个城市的年度全球宜居指数中,悉尼、大阪和卡尔加里位列前五。



Lucie Lamster Thury, a New Yorker who moved to Vienna in 2004 and runs shopping toursof the city, said Vienna "taught me how to live.

"Coming from Manhattan it was hard to slow down but I love the pace of Vienna. It's relatively quiet, clean and culturally abundant, and I've never felt safer in Europe or in the States. I thought I'd never get used to shops being closed on Sundays, but it has changed my life -- people actually get to rest here, and private life is as important as work."

Although the top 10 was dominated by Australia, Canada and Japan, Europe performed well overall. Eight of the top 20 cities are in Northern Europe, with Copenhagen following Vienna into the top 10, and Zurich, Frankfurt and Geneva taking spots 11, 12 and 14.

Helsinki, Amsterdam and Hamburg also made the top 20, while Berlin and Luxembourg came in at 21 and 23 respectively.

露西·拉姆斯特·图里(Lucie Lamster Thury)是纽约人,她于2004年搬到维也纳,在这座城市经营着购物之旅。




Adelaide, Australia: The southern Australian city is the world's 10th most livable city according to The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 Global Liveability Index. Click through the gallery to see the top 10

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Honolulu was the top ranked US city at 22, with Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Washington, DC in the top 40. Chicago was rated 41st.

London and New York ranked 48 and 58 respectively. Both were rated highly for culture but were brought down by their lower scores for infrastructure and stability, with a higher risk of crime and terrorism.

Paris' stability rating also took a tumble thanks to the "gilet jaunes" anti-government protests. It fell six places from last year's ranking to 26.

"Conflict and economic crisis define the cities that have struggled in our index over the past year," The Economist Intelligence Unit report says.

Singapore came in at number 40, and Dubai at 70. Hong Kong was ranked 38 -- the listings were compiled before the recent political upheaval. Cairo and New Delhi were downgraded due to environmental issues such as poor air quality and inadequate water provision.

Damascus, in Syria, was judged the world's least livable city, followed by Lagos, Nigeria, and Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Venezuelan capital Caracas was rated the tenth least livable city.

Karachi, Tripoli and Harare also featured in the bottom 10.








The world's most livable cities 2019

1. Vienna, Austria

2. Melbourne, Australia

3. Sydney, Australia

4. Osaka, Japan

5. Calgary, Canada

6. Vancouver, Canada

7. Toronto, Canada

7. Tokyo, Japan

9. Copenhagen, Denmark

10. Adelaide, Australia

The world's least livable cities 2019

1. Damascus, Syria

2. Lagos, Nigeria

3. Dhaka, Bangladesh

4. Tripoli, Libya

5. Karachi, Pakistan

6. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

7. Harare, Zimbabwe

8. Douala, Cameroon

9. Algiers, Algeria

10. Caracas, Venezuela


1. 奥地利的维也纳

2. 澳大利亚墨尔本


4. 日本大阪

5. 加拿大卡尔加里

6. 加拿大温哥华

7. 加拿大多伦多

7. 日本东京

9. 丹麦哥本哈根

10. 澳大利亚阿德莱德


1. 大马士革,叙利亚

2. 拉各斯,尼日利亚


4. 的黎波里,利比亚

5. 巴基斯坦卡拉奇,

6. 巴布亚新几内亚的莫尔斯比港

7. 哈拉雷,津巴布韦

8. 喀麦隆的杜阿拉,

9. 阿尔及尔、阿尔及利亚

10. 加拉加斯,委内瑞拉


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