Vienna (Austria) has displaced Melbourne (Australia) as the world’s most liveable city, according to The Global Liveability Index 2018. Melbourne is ranked second, followed by Osaka, Calgary, and Sydney. Australia and Canada both have three cities in the top ten — Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide for Australia; Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto for Canada. Japan also had multiple cities, Osaka and Tokyo, among the ten best.
Damascus, the Capital of war-torn Syria, is ranked as the world’s most unliveable city, followed by Dhaka (Bangladesh), Lagos (Nigeria), Karachi (Pakistan), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) and Harare (Zimbabwe).
Out of 140 cities around the world determined the most livable, not one American city made the top 20. Honolulu in Hawaii came closest, ranked No. 23 globally.
The top 10 most liveable cities in the world:
1. Vienna, Austria
2. Melbourne, Australia
3. Osaka, Japan
4. Calgary, Canada
5. Sydney, Australia
6. Vancouver, Canada
7. Toronto, Canada
8. Tokyo, Japan
9. Copenhagen, Denmark
10. Adelaide, Australia
The world’s top 10 most unliveable cities
1. Damascus, Syria
2. Dhaka, Bangladesh
3. Lagos, Nigeria
4. Karachi, Pakistan (Islamic Republic of)
5. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
6. Harare, Zimbabwe
7. Tripoli, Libya
8. Douala, Cameroon
9. Algiers, Algeria
10. Dakar, Senegal
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