Top 10 List:
The World's Most Livable Cities (2011)
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This top most livable cities list was based on the Economist Intelligence Unit's biannual Global Liveability Survey. Survey assesses the best or worst living conditions in140 locations around the world. Every city was assigned a rating of relative comfort for more than 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Each factor in a city was rated as acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable. For qualitative indicators, a rating was awarded based on the judgment of in-house analysts and in-city contributors. For quantitative indicators, a rating was calculated based on the relative performance of a number of external data points.
The most livable city was found to be Melbourne, Australia. It is the first time in a decade that the Canadian city of Vancouver was not the most liveable city in the world. Australian and Canadian cities dominated the list, taking up seven of the 10 top spots. See also the least livable cities for the same time period.
- See also the least livable cities for the same time period.