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10 most liveable cities in the world

Last updated on: August 22, 2014 11:56 IST

Image: Melbourne is known as a sport and cultural hub world over.
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Not all cities offer you the best standard of living. Some may have the best infrastructure, a few may be known for the clean environment and there may be cities which offer best education and health facilities.  

But, there are a few cities across the globe which score high on various parameters that make it an ideal city to live in.

Based on such assumptions, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has come out with a list of ten most liveable cities and they are...  

Melbourne

Rank: 1  

Overall rating: 97.5 (on a scale of 100)

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 95.1

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 100

There are innumerable reasons for most of us to envy lifestyles of those living in Melbourne.

This beautiful city has amazing infrastructure and clean environment that ensures a healthy lifestyle.

Apart from being a style, sport and cultural hub, this Australian city is very well connected with other emerging economies and this makes it a very robust destination for setting up businesses.

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10 most liveable cities in the world

Image: Vienna is a beautiful Austrian city with world-class infrastructure.
Photographs: Reuters

Vienna

Rank: 2

Overall rating: 97.4

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 94.4

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 100

Vienna is a beautiful city with world-class amenities for its citizens.

This Austrian city is also considered to be one of the wealthiest in the world due to its robust economy.

If ever you visit Vienna, you will never be disappointed with its cuisine, culture, sport activities and its scenic beauty.

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Image: Vancouver is the 3rd most liveable city in the world.
Photographs: Andy Clark/Reuters

Vancouver

Rank: 3

Overall rating: 97.3

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 100

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 92.9

Pleasant climate throughout the year, amazing culture and natural beauty of Vancouver makes it a city that one would want to spend his life in.

Citizens have a perfect work-life balance in this Canadian city which also has a rich heritage. Local cuisine and high spirit of people living in the city are worth admiring.

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Image: A man jogs in front of the skyline in Toronto.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters

Toronto

Rank: 4

Overall rating: 97.3

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 100

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 92.9

Toronto offers its citizens basic amenities at affordable rates.

Those living in the city enjoy a very high standard of living due to rich work and overall culture prevalent in the cty.

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Image: Adelaide has world class infrastructure.
Photographs: Courtesy,Adam J.W.C/Wikimedia Commons

Adelaide

Rank: 5 

Overall rating: 96.6

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 94.2

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 96.4

Adelaide is not only a popular tourist destination in South Australia but is also one of the most livable city in the world.

Those who have visited this city will never say no to settle here, if given an opportunity.  

The city can boast of world-class road amenities for its citizens.

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Image: Calgary has citizen friendly policies.
Photographs: Reuters

Calgary

Rank: 6

Overall rating: 96.6

Stability: 100

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 89.1

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 96.4

Apart from being an industry leader in oil and gas globally, Calgary is known for its low unemployment and high GDP rates.

This Canadian city is economically and socially robust too. The city is of late gaining popularity as a tourist hot spot due to its scenic beauty and amazing cuisine among other factors.

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Image: Sydney has robust infrastructure.
Photographs: Reuters

Sydney

Rank: 7

Overall rating: 96.1

Stability: 90

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 94.4

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 100

Sydney is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Australia along with being a vibrant economy. Crime and unemployment rates are almost negligible.

The city has lots of open spaces which encourages the populace to socialise in the evenings.

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Image: Being the largest city of Finland, Helsinki is considered the economic base of the country.
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Helsinki

Rank: 8

Overall rating: 96.0

Stability: 100

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 90

Education: 91.7

Infrastructure: 96.4

Helsinki has a rich culture which makes it an admirable city. Being the largest city of Finland, it is considered to be the economic backbone of the country.

Apart from a healthy lifestyle, those living in the city boasts of cleanliness and citizen friendly policies.

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Image: Perth has beautiful beaches which makes it a perfect weekend getaway for those living nearby the city.
Photographs: Reuters

Perth

Rank: 9

Overall rating: 95.9

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 100

Culture and environment: 88.7

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 100

Perth is a very safe and a clean city. Being one of the most populous cities in Australia, it has built a world-class infrastructure that makes life easier.

The city's economy is growing in double digits and hence it offers ample employment and business opportunities.

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Image: Auckland has world class infrastructure.
Photographs: Reuters

Auckland

Rank: 10 

Overall rating: 95.9

Stability: 95

Healthcare: 95.8

Culture and environment: 97

Education: 100

Infrastructure: 92.9

Auckland is one of the cosmopolitan cities of New Zealand and can boasts of clean public spaces, good eateries, art and culture centres.

It is also one of those few cities where citizens live a happy life since they can balance work-life pressures pretty well.