Vienna is the best place to live worldwide

In 2019 "The Economist" has again ranked Vienna in first place worldwide in terms of quality of life.

Panoramic view of Vienna with St. Stephen's Cathedral in background

Vienna has been ranked in first place worldwide in terms of quality of life for the second time in a row in the annual Global Liveability Index of the renowned British weekly "The Economist". The study compares 140 cities worldwide based on factors such as stability, infrastructure, culture, education, healthcare and environment.

Vienna received 99.1 out of 100 points in 2019. The annual study considers 30 factors and, this year, focused on the environment, in particular on measures to address climate change. Vienna received full points for stability, healthcare, education and infrastructure.

Vienna comes in first place in the worldwide ranking followed by Melbourne, Sydney and Osaka. Vienna is one out of only two European cities in the top ten, the other being Copenhagen in ninth place.

Mayor Michael Ludwig is delighted and says: "The successful ranking shows that Vienna is a well-functioning city. Our policies have long been aimed at preparing our city for the future. Everyone, who lives here, benefits from the high quality of life, high level of security and well-functioning infrastructure. And this is thanks to everyone who works for the city every day."

The top ten

The world's ten most liveable cities are:

  1. Vienna
  2. Melbourne, Australia
  3. Sydney, Australia
  4. Osaka, Japan
  5. Calgary, Canada
  6. Vancouver, Canada
  7. Tokyo, Japan
  8. Toronto, Canada
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. Adelaide, Australia

The Global Liveability Index 2019

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