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30 most livable cities in the world

Last updated on: July 5, 2012 12:14 IST

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There are many cities in the world that have good infrastructure, schools or healthcare, but only few score high in all areas.

Let's take a look at 30 cities that have been ranked the best when it comes to livability, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Source: Economist Intelligence Unit

Hong Kong

Stability: 95.0 per cent

Healthcare: 87.5 per cent

Culture and environment: 85.9 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 96.4 per cent

Global rank: 1

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Image: A view of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Amsterdam

Stability: 80.0 per cent

Healthcare: 100 per cent

Culture and environment: 97.2 per cent

Education: 91.7 per cent

Infrastructure: 96.4 per cent

Global rank: 2

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Image: A cyclist makes his way over a snow covered bridge in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.
Photographs: Jerry Lampen/Reuters
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Osaka

Stability: 90.0 per cent

Healthcare: 100 per cent

Culture and environment: 93.5 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 96.4 per cent

Global rank: 3

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Image: Japanese guests react as 'Jaws' emerges out of the water in a ride attraction at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan.
Photographs: Eriko Sugita/Reuters
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Paris

Stability: 85.0 per cent

Healthcare: 100 per cent

Culture and environment: 97.2 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 96.4 per cent

Global rank: 4

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Image: A view of the Concorde obelisk, Champs Elysees Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris.
Photographs: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
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Sydney

Stability: 90.0 per cent

Healthcare: 100 per cent

Culture and environment: 94.4 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 100 per cent

Global rank: 5

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Image: An aerial view of Sydney's Opera House and Circular Quay in the city's central business district.
Photographs: Mark Baker/Reuters
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Stockholm

Stability: 95.0 per cent

Healthcare: 95.8 per cent

Culture and environment: 91.2 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 96.4 per cent

Global rank: 6

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Image: Pedestrians walk down the main shopping street in Stockholm's Gamla Stan or Old Town district.
Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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Berlin

Stability: 85.0 per cent

Healthcare: 100 per cent

Culture and environment: 97.2 per cent

Education: 91.7 per cent

Infrastructure: 96.4 per cent

Global rank: 7

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Image: An aerial view of the Charlottenburg Palace is seen during a touring flight over Berlin.
Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
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Toronto

Stability: 100 per cent

Healthcare: 100 per cent

Culture and environment: 97.2 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 89.3 per cent

Global rank: 8

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Image: A reporter leans over the edge of the catwalk during the media preview for the 'EdgeWalk' on the CN Tower in Toronto.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters
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Munich

Stability: 85 per cent

Healthcare: 100 per cent

Culture and environment: 97.2 per cent

Education: 91.7 per cent

Infrastructure: 89.3 per cent

Global rank: 9

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Image: A view of Munich.
Photographs: Alexandra Beier/Reuters
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Tokyo

Stability: 90 per cent

Healthcare: 100 per cent

Culture and environment: 94.4 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 92.9 per cent

Global rank: 10

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Image: Japan's Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters
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Rome

Stability: 80 per cent

Healthcare: 87.5 per cent

Culture and environment: 91.7 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 92.9 per cent

Global rank: 11

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Image: Rome's ancient Colosseum is seen from a helicopter.
Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters
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London

Stability: 70 per cent

Healthcare: 87.5 per cent

Culture and environment: 97.2 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 89.3 per cent

Global rank: 12

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Image: Workers sit in gondolas as they perform tests on the new cable car link across the River Thames in London.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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Madrid

Stability: 85 per cent

Healthcare: 87.5 per cent

Culture and environment: 94.4 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 92.9 per cent

Global rank: 13

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Image: People sit in front of a banner announcing Goya exhibition in Madrid.
Photographs: Andrea Comas/Reuters
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Washington, DC

Stability: 80 per cent

Healthcare: 91.7 per cent

Culture and environment: 94.4 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 96.4 per cent

Global rank: 14

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Image: People paddle boat on the Tidal Basin with the Jefferson Memorial in the background in Washington, DC.
Photographs: Gary Cameron/Reuters
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Chicago

Stability: 85 per cent

Healthcare: 91.7 per cent

Culture and environment: 94.4 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 92.9 per cent

Global rank: 15

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Image: A man runs along Lake Michigan in Chicago.
Photographs: John Gress/Reuters
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New York

Stability: 85 per cent

Healthcare: 91.7 per cent

Culture and environment: 94.4 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 89.3 per cent

Global rank: 16

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Image: The Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge is seen from the 90th story of One World Trade Center in New York.
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Los Angeles

Stability: 80 per cent

Healthcare: 94.4 per cent

Culture and environment: 94.4 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 89.3 per cent

Global rank: 17

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Image: A view of the downtown area is pictured in Los Angeles.
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San Francisco

Stability: 80 per cent

Healthcare: 94.4 per cent

Culture and environment: 94.4 per cent

Education: 83.3 per cent

Infrastructure: 85.7 per cent

Global rank: 18

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Image: The Golden Gate Bridge rises above tightly packed homes in the Richmond District in San Francisco.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters
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Boston

Stability: 80 per cent

Healthcare: 91.7 per cent

Culture and environment: 91.7 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 96.4 per cent

Global rank: 19

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Image: Children cross a footbridge on the Esplanade on an unusually warm fall day in Boston.
Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters
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Seoul

Stability: 80 per cent

Healthcare: 83.3 per cent

Culture and environment: 85.6 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 89.3 per cent

Global rank: 20

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Image: A woman reads a book beside a bronze statue in front of Sejong Centre for the Performing Arts in central Seoul.
Photographs: Jo Yong hak/Reuters
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Atlanta

Stability: 85 per cent

Healthcare: 91.7 per cent

Culture and environment: 91.7 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 92.9 per cent

Global rank: 21

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Image: Commuters during morning rush hour drive into Atlanta, Georgia.
Photographs: Tami Chappell/Reuters
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Singapore

Stability: 95 per cent

Healthcare: 87.5 per cent

Culture and environment: 76.6 per cent

Education: 83.3 per cent

Infrastructure: 100 per cent

Global rank: 22

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Image: A guest swims in the infinity pool of the Skypark that tops the Marina Bay Sands hotel towers in Singapore.
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters
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Miami

Stability: 85 per cent

Healthcare: 91.7 per cent

Culture and environment: 91.7 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 92.9 per cent

Global rank: 23

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Image: A view of Miami.
Photographs: Andrew Innerarity/Reuters
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Budapest

Stability: 85 per cent

Healthcare: 91.7 per cent

Culture and environment: 90 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 83.9 per cent

Global rank: 24

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Image: The Margaret Bridge in Budapest.
Photographs: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters
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Lisbon

Stability: 80 per cent

Healthcare: 87.5 per cent

Culture and environment: 95.1 per cent

Education: 91.7 per cent

Infrastructure: 80.4 per cent

Global rank: 25

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Image: Passengers wait for their trains at Lisbon's subway station.
Photographs: Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters
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Buenos Aires

Stability: 70 per cent

Healthcare: 87.5 per cent

Culture and environment: 85.9 per cent

Education: 100 per cent

Infrastructure: 85.7 per cent

Global rank: 26

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Image: Overview of Buenos Aires 9 de Julio Avenue.
Photographs: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
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Moscow

Stability: 65 per cent

Healthcare: 79.2 per cent

Culture and environment: 81.5 per cent

Education: 91.7 per cent

Infrastructure: 83.9 per cent

Global rank: 27

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Image: A view of Moscow's Kremlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Moscow City business district.
Photographs: Anton Golubev/Reuters
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St Petersburg

Stability: 65 per cent

Healthcare: 87.5 per cent

Culture and environment: 81.5 per cent

Education: 83.3 per cent

Infrastructure: 80.4 per cent

Global rank: 28

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Image: People walk in Dvortsovaya Square (Palace Square) in central St Petersburg.
Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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Athens

Stability: 75 per cent

Healthcare: 83.3 per cent

Culture and environment: 83.1 per cent

Education: 75 per cent

Infrastructure: 75 per cent

Global rank: 29

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Image: Tourists visit the temple of the Parthenon at the Acropolis hill in Athens.
Photographs: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters
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Beijing

Stability: 80 per cent

Healthcare: 66.7 per cent

Culture and environment: 72.2 per cent

Education: 83.3 per cent

Infrastructure: 85.7 per cent

Global rank: 30


Image: Two women walk through a building that resembles a Roman Coliseum at the Florentia Village in Wuqing, located on the outskirts of the city of Tianjin, China.
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