The Economist has released the Global Liveability Index 2019 on Wednesday.
Melbourne, which was once the persistent topper is now demoted to the second position for a second consecutive year in the global liveability index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
While Sydney bagged the third position in this recent list, which was released on Wednesday.Adelaide was the third Australian city to me included in the list of top 10 Liveable cities of the world.
The city which topped the chart is Austrian capital, Vienna.
Being two most liveable cities in Australia, a press release by the City of Melbourne states that, "Melbourne is again among world’s top cities, while Sydney rises to the top of global livability ranks."
The Economist’s index has listed 150 cities in the world and ranked them on the basis of 30 factors, which is used to compare scores between 1 to 100.
Cities ranking, scores and more!
Melbourne has got 98.4 scores out of 100 and is behind Vienna’s 99.1 scores by only 0.7 points. Sydney also scored 98.1.
According to a statement issued by the Economist, “Sydney has risen from fifth to third, thanks to an improvement in its culture and environment score, reflecting an increased focus on combating and mitigating the impacts of climate change, as outlined by the city’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 strategy."
Yes, undeniably, both Australian cities, Melbourne and Sydney have scored most for their healthcare, infrastructure, and educational facilities.
Moreover, Melbourne has scored the highest points for its environment and culture among the top 5 cities on the list. But was defeated in the category by Vancouver, which got a perfect 100 on 100 scores.
Adelaide is another Australian city that bagged the 10th spot with a 96.6 rating, while Perth and Brisbane have been ranked 14th and 18th respectively.
Below is a list of top 10 most liveable cities in the world in 2019:
Below is a list of least liveable cities in the world in 2019:
How climate change affected the list?
This year, the climate change factor has impacted majorly on the overall liveability scores. As per a report, "A slew of cities in emerging markets that are among the most exposed to the effects of climate change have seen their scores downgraded. These include New Delhi in India, which suffers from appalling air quality, Cairo in Egypt (where air quality is also a major issue) and Dhaka in Bangladesh.
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