Melbourne tops in 2017 EIU Liveability index
According to the 2017 Global Liveability Report compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Australian city Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world.
The EIU Liveability index scores 140 major cities of the world on the scale ranging from 0 (least liveable city) to 100 (most liveable city) based on healthcare, education, stability, culture, environment and infrastructure parameters. No Indian city was ranked in the top ten or bottom ten.
10 most liveable cities’ list includes Vienna (2nd), Vancouver (3rd), Toronto (4th), Calgary (5th), Adelaide (6th), Perth (7th), Auckland (8th), Helsinki (9th) and Hamburg (10th). The rankings of top five cities remain unchanged as compare to previous year.
For the seventh consecutive year, Melbourne has topped the list. Three Canadian cities made it into the top five: Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary.
The survey lists Damascus (140th) as the least liveable city, followed by Lagos (139th), Tripoli (138th), Dhaka (137th), Port Moresby (136th), Algiers (135th), Karachi (134th), Harare (133rd), Douala (132nd) and Kiev (131st). Iraq, Libya, Syria and Turkey remain the subject of high-profile civil unrest and armed conflicts.