England’s capital, London missed out in the world’s top 50 most live-able cities in the world.
This is according to the 2016 Global Liveabiity Report by Economist Intelligence Unit which ranks cities according to living standards.
London ranked 53rd, while Manchester (another city in the UK) ranked ten places higher.
“Cities that have a big city buzz and attract lots of people tend to also have greater congestion as well as higher crime rates. In London’s case, as we have seen in the past, it also makes the city a target for terrorism. In many ways factors that weigh on London’ liveability score reflect that it is a victim of its own success.”
According to the report, it’s revealed that the highest ranked cities tend to be mid-sized cities in wealthier counties with a relatively low population density.
The top 10 most live-able cities are:
- Melbourne, Australia
- Vienna, Austria
- Vancouver, Canada
- Toronto, Canada
- Calgary, Canada
- Adelaide, Australia
- Perth, Australia
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Helsinki, Finland
- Hamburg, Germany
While the least ranked cities include:
- Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Lagos, Nigeria
- Tripoli, Libya
- Damascus, Syria