Vienna Is New World's Most Liveable City

Posted: Aug 13 2018, 11:55pm CDT | by , in Also on the Geek Mind


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Vienna is New World's Most Liveable City
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Austria beats Australia in liveability.

I just was visiting the new most liveable city, according to the Economist's The Global Liveability Index 2018. Vienna has toppled Melbourne from the throne of this prestigious ranking and Australians are not happy about it. I can confirm that Vienna is a genius place to live. I have rented an apartment for my 3-day vacation last week and everything was great.

Vienna's sights, restaurants, shops coffee places, "Wurstelstand", are a pleasure. The public transport is out of this world. The Underground and streetcar network takes you anywhere in the city within minutes. The longest I have waited for connecting train was 5 minutes. Usually, I just had to wait for 2 minutes. The public transport is super cheap too. I paid 17 Euros for a three-day pass to all of Vienna's public transport option.

You can zip from the Stephansdom in the beautiful first district to a "Heurigen" in quite and relaxed Grinzing within 20 minutes. Too hot in the city? Take U1 to Alte Donau and go for a swim, about 10 minutes from the city center. While my appreciation for Vienna comes from a vacation stay, the Economist has the data to back up the greatness of Vienna.

Vienna a has succeeded in displacing Melbourne from the top spot, ending a record seven consecutive years at the head of the Economist's annual survey of 140 cities for the Australian city. Although both Melbourne and Vienna have registered improvements in liveability over the last six months, increases in Vienna’s ratings, particularly in the stability category, have been enough for the city to overtake Melbourne. The two cities are now separated by 0.7 of a percentage point, with Vienna scoring a near-ideal 99.1 out of 100 and Melbourne scoring 98.4.

Australia (Austria without the Kangaroos) has still three cities in the top 10.

Top 10 World's Most Liveable Cities:

1. Austria: Vienna

2. Australia: Melbourne

3. Japan: Osaka

4. Canada: Calgary

5. Australia: Sydney

6. Canada: Vancouver

7. Canada: Toronto

8. Japan: Tokyo

9. Denmark: Copenhagen

10. Australia: Adelaide

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