The Economist Intelligence Unit has once again ranked Calgary as the 5th most “liveable” city in the world. The concept of liveability is simple: it assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions.
The Liveability Ranking and Overview assesses living conditions in 140 cities around the world. A rating of relative comfort for 30 indicators is assigned across five broad categories:
- culture and environment
The survey gives an overall rating of 0-100, where 1 is intolerable and 100 is ideal.
With Vancouver slipping down the ranking slightly in 2011, Melbourne remains the most liveable location of the 140 cities surveyed, followed by the Austrian capital, Vienna.
Four of the top ten cities were from Australia, while three others are located here in Canada.
Most liveable cities:
1. Melbourne 97.5
2. Vienna 97.4
3. Vancouver 97.3
4. Toronto 97.2
5. Calgary 96.6
138. Lagos 39.0
139. Port Moresby 38.9
140. Dhaka 38.7
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