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Revealed: The 10 Most (And Least) Livable Cities In The World, 2017

Unsurprisingly, for the 7th year in a row, Melbourne has been named as the “Most Liveable City” in the world. Close behind is the Austrian capital Vienna and Canada’s Vancouver. Two more Canadian cities – Toronto and Calgary — rounded out the top five

Adelaide came next followed by Perth at seven, Auckland at No. 8, Helsinki at No. 9, and Hamburg at No. 10.

Syria’s capital, Damascus, is at the very bottom, followed by Nigeria’s Lagos, Libya’s Tripoli, Dhaka (Bangladesh, and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 ranking assesses culture, education, environment, healthcare, infrastructure, and stability in 140 different cities.

The top 10 most livable cities in 2017

1. Melbourne, Australia
Score: 97.5

2. Vienna, Austria
Score: 97.4

3. Vancouver, Canada
Score: 97.3

4. Toronto, Canada
Score: 97.2

5. Calgary, Canada (tie)
Score: 96.6

5. Adelaide, Australia (tie)
Score: 96.6

7. Perth, Australia
Score: 95.9

8. Auckland, New Zealand
Score: 95.7

9. Helsinki, Finland
Score: 95.6

10. Hamburg, Germany
Score: 95

The top 10 least livable cities in 2017

131. Kiev
Score: 47.8

132. Douala
Score: 44

133. Harare
Score: 42.6

134. Karachi (tie)
Score: 40.9

134. Algiers (tie)
Score: 40.9

136. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Score: 39.6

137. Dhaka, Bangladesh
Score: 38.7

138. Tripoli, Libya
Score: 36.6

139. Lagos, Nigeria
Score: 36

140. Damascus, Syria
Score: 30.2

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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