In The UK, No Matter Where You Reside …


… you are NOT in the top 10 when it comes to the world’s most ‘liveable’ cities. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking and Report was published in August 2014.

It relies on 30 qualitative and quantative factors across 5 broad categories such as stability, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure, and environment to determine which of 140 cities around the world are the most liveable. The places which top the rankings tend to be “mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with relatively low population density.”

They include:

  1. Melbourne, Australia
  2. Vienna, Austria
  3. Vancouver, Canada
  4. Toronto, Canada
  5. Adelaide, Australia
  6. Calgary, Canada
  7. Sydney, Australia
  8. Helsinki, Finland
  9. Perth, Australia
  10. Auckland, New Zealand

The top honour here in the UK, goes to Manchester (45th) followed by London (54th).