PHOTO: Auckland, NZ
- Researchers assessed 140 cities across the globe and scored them on stability
- Healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure are also factors
- Auckland rose to the top of the ranking due to its containing the pandemic
Auckland has been named the world’s most liveable city for 2021 with Adelaide surprisingly taking the third spot – while London and New York didn’t even make the top 50.
Researchers assessed 140 cities across the globe and scored them on stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure.
Auckland, known internationally for its multi-cultural hub of food and music, topped the list thanks in part to the New Zealand Government‘s handling of Covid-19, with the country having only recorded 26 deaths.
The Japanese port city of Osaka came in second while surprisingly, the often-overlooked South Australian capital of Adelaide came in third after being recognised for its thriving arts culture and renowned wineries.
‘Six of the top ten cities in the March 2021 survey are in New Zealand or Australia, where tight border controls have allowed residents to live relatively normal lives,’ the EIU said.
Despite enjoying some of the most relaxed restrictions of all Australian cities, Sydney dropped from third to 11th, behind four other local state capitals.
Auckland has been named the world’s most liveable city for 2021, due in part to its containment of Covid
Researchers assessed 140 cities across the globe and scored them on stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure. Pictured: The Japanese port city of Osaka came in second
THE WORLD’S MOST LIVEABLE CITIES INDEX 2021
THE 10 MOST LIVEABLE
1. Auckland, New Zealand
2. Osaka, Japan
3. Adelaide, Australia
4= Wellington, New Zealand
4= Tokyo, Japan
6. Perth, Australia
7. Zurich, Switzerland
8= Geneva, Switzerland
8= Melbourne, Australia
10. Brisbane, Australia
THE 10 LEAST LIVEABLE
131. Caracas, Venezuela
132. Douala, Cameroon
133. Harare, Zimbabwe
134. Karachi, Pakistan
135. Tripoli, Libya
136. Algiers, Algeria
137. Dhaka, Bangladesh
138. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
139. Lagos, Nigeria
140. Damascus, Syria
Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit
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