Now Coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, Vienna is once again the most liveable city in the world.
This year’s index was recently published by the UK’s Economist Group and the Austrian capital has reclaimed pole position for the first time since the pandemic began.
Vienna outpaced Copenhagen, Zurich, Calgary, Vancouver and Geneva, with Frankfurt, Toronto and Amsterdam close behind, followed by Osaka and Melbourne.
A total of 172 cities (not including Kyiv) were compared for the study by the UK economics magazine.
Vienna became the first European metropolis to take first place in the Global Liveability Index in 2018 and repeated its achievement in 2019.
The criteria for the index include the healthcare system, education, culture and infrastructure. The analysts also focus on social security, political stability and the crime rate.