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The 10 most and least liveable cities in the world, 2016 list revealed

The 10 most and least liveable cities in the world, 2016 list revealed

For the 6th year in a row, Melbourne in Australi was ranked as the “world’s most livable city,” according to the Economist’s global liveability survey. Syria’s war-torn capital, Damascus languishes at the bottom of the table, followed by Libya’s Tripoli and Nigeria’s Lagos. It’s not too surprising, six of the top 10 scoring cities are in Australia and Canada – ― each country has three cities on the list.

Austria’s capital Vienna took the 2nd rank, while the Canadian city of Vancouver was in the 3rd position. Canadian duo Toronto and Calgary took the next two spots to make it to the top five most liveable cities list for 2016. Adelaide also landed fifth, tied with Calgary.

Many of the best scoring cities are mid-sized, located in wealthier countries and have relatively low population.

Report is based on factors such as educational resources, environment, healthcare, infrastructure, stability, and safety, with scores calculated for 140 cities across the globe.

Meanwhile, Paris (32nd place) and Athens (69th place) were among the cities that experienced the biggest declines in liveability in the past 5 years.

The 5 least-liveable cities were Damascus followed by Tripoli, Libya; Lagos, Nigeria; Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Most liveable cities, 2016

1. Melbourne {score 97.5 (out of 100)}

2. Vienna (score 97.4)

3. Vancouver (score 97.3)

4. Toronto (score 97.2)

5. Calgary (score 96.6)

5. Adelaide (score 96.6)

7. Perth (score 95.9)

8. Auckland (score 95.7)

9 . Helsinki (score 95.6)

10. Hamburg (score 95.0)

11. Sydney (score 94.9)

Least liveable cities, 2016

131. Kiev, Ukraine {score 44.1 (out of 100)}

132. Douala, Cameroon (score 44.0

133. Harare, Zimbabwe (score 42.6)

134. Karachi, Pakistan (score 40.9)

134. Algiers, Algeria (score 40.9)

136. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (score 38.9)

137. Dhaka, Bangladesh (score 38.7)

138. Lagos, Nigeria (score 36.0)

139. Tripoli, Libya (score 35.9)

140. Damascus, Syria (score 30.2)

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