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World's best cities to live in

Last updated on: August 17, 2012 08:41 IST

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The latest report from the Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked world's best cities to live in. The annual survey of 140 cities uses more than 30 factors to gauge the state of healthcare, education, infrastructure, stability, culture and environment - rendering a score out of 100.

Let's take a look at some of these cities.

Source: Economist Intelligence Unit

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Image: A view of the Doma church and the Riga suspension bridge in Riga, Latvia.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

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Melbourne

Country: Australia

Global rank: 1

Overall rating: 97.5 (out of 100)

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 95.1

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 100

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Image: Rowers train at dawn on the Yarra River in Melbourne.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

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Vienna

Country: Austria

Global rank: 2

Overall rating: 97.4 (out of 100)

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 94.4

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 100

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Image: A view of Vienna International Center and UN headquarters in Vienna.
Photographs: Herwig Prammer/Reuters

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Vancouver

Country: Canada

Global rank: 3

Overall rating: 97.3 (out of 100)

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 100

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 92.9

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Image: A jogger runs along the seawall in Stanley Park in Vancouver.
Photographs: Andy Clark/Reuters

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Toronto

Country: Canada

Global rank: 4

Overall rating: 97.2 (out of 100)

Stability: 100

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 97.2

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 89.3

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Image: Toronto Skyline with a condominium building under construction.
Photographs: Mike Cassese/Reuters

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Calgary

Country: Canada

Global rank: 5

Overall rating: 96.6 (out of 100)

Stability: 100

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 89.1

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 96.4

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Image: People walk down Stephen Avenue Walk in the heart of downtown Calgary.
Photographs: Todd Korol/Reuters

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Adelaide

Country: Australia

Global rank: 5

Overall rating: 96.6 (out of 100)

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 94.2

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 96.4

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Image: A four-metre 700 kilogram Great White shark swims inside a tuna research pen near Adelaide.
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Sydney

Country: Australia

Global rank: 7

Overall rating: 96.1 (out of 100)

Stability: 90

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 94.4

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 100

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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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Helsinki

Country: Finland

Global rank: 8

Overall rating: 96.0 (out of 100)

Stability: 100

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 90.0

Education: 91.7

Infrastructure: 96.4

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Image: A cafe in the square of the Three Blacksmiths in Helsinki, Finland.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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Perth

Country: Australia

Global rank: 9

Overall rating: 95.9 (out of 100)

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 88.7

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 100

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Image: Shoppers stroll through a central Perth arcade.
Photographs: Tim Wimborne/Reuters
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Auckland

Country: New Zealand

Global rank: 10

Overall rating: 95.7 (out of 100)

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 95.8

Culture and environment: 97.0

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 92.9


Image: Brad Smith performs a skyjump atop the Sky Tower in Auckland.
Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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