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India's most and least DESIRABLE cities to live in

Last updated on: November 29, 2011 16:35 IST

India's most and least DESIRABLE cities to live in

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India's most desirable cities

1. Chandigarh

2. Bengaluru

3. Pune

Chandigarh, Bengaluru and Pune have emerged as the three most desirable Indian cities to live in, reveals a survey conducted by real estate portal 99acres.com and YouGov, an international Internet-based market research firm.

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India's most preferred cities for education

1. Chandigarh

2. Pune

3. Bengaluru

An in-depth study of the city ratings revealed some interesting insights on what citizens feel. Among the metros, only Bengaluru features among the top three desirable cities across most metrics.

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Indian cities high on the health index

1. Chandigarh

2. Bengaluru

3. Delhi

In this survey on 'Most and Least desirable cities to live in India', Chandigarh with a mean rating of 4.43 (on a scale of 1 to 5) emerged on top of the list across most parameters that were taken into consideration while arriving at the overall desirability index.

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India's safest cities

1. Chandigarh

2. Vadodara

3. Shimla

It was the preferred city for education, health, living conditions, safety, human rights, and recreation and to some extent for financial aspects, career opportunities and salary.

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Indian cities best for human rights

1. Chandigarh

2. Shimla

3. Ahmedabad

Each of these elements plays a crucial role either directly or indirectly in shaping the overall quality of life.

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Indian cities high on recreation

1. Chandigarh

2. Bengaluru

3. Pune

Barring career opportunities and salaries where Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi are top rated cities, Chandigarh has scored top ranks in all the other parameters.

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Indian cities with most attractive people

1. Mumbai

2. Bengaluru

3. Delhi

On the contrary, Varanasi, Agra, Patna, Kanpur and Meerut performed poorly across most of the parameters. Meerut, the lowest rated city scored only 2.8.

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Indian cities high on financial opportunities

1. Bengaluru

2. Mumbai

3. Delhi

Delhi along with Patna, Kanpur and Meerut emerged as one of the most unsafe city in the country. Delhi ranked as the most unsafe metro and among the top four unsafe cities in the country.

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India's least desirable cities to live in

1. Meeerut

2. Kanpur

3. Patna

Chandigarh, Vadodara and Shimla emerged as the safest cities in the country.

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Indian cities least preferred for education

1. Meerut

2. Agra

3. Patna

Delhi appears in the top five rankings in education, health and career prospects, and Mumbai features in the top five list for the quality of education, recreation and career prospects.

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Indian cities low on the health index

1. Agra

2. Patna

3. Kanpur

Interestingly, Shimla has been rated among the top three cities in human and civil rights and safety parameters.

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Indian cities with not-too-good living conditions

1. Kanpur

2. Meerut

3. Varanasi

Meerut, Varanasi, Agra and Patna have been consistently rated with a low score across all parameters.

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India's most unsafe cities

1. Meerut

2. Kanpur

3. Patna

When respondents were asked about their opinion on which city in India has the most attractive citizens then 24 per cent of them said Mumbai, 15 per cent said Bengaluru and 14 per cent said Delhi. Almost 11 per cent respondents said that Patna has the least attractive citizens.

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Indian cities lowest on human rights

1. Meerut

2. Kanpur

3. Varanasi

Methodology: Fieldwork was conducted online between August 23 and September 28, 2011, by YouGov.

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Indian cities low on recreation

1. Meerut

2. Kanpur

3. Patna

Respondents were drawn from the real estate portal's database and the total achieved sample was 6,161.

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Indian cities low on financial opportunities

1. Meerut

2. Agra

3. Varanasi

The sample is broadly representative of the online population of India.

Respondents were only asked to rate a particular city on a particular rating (excluding attractiveness of citizen), if they were residents or recent visitors to that particular city.


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