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Life is great in Austria’s capital

August 14, 2018

Vienna tops Melbourne as world’s most livable city

A recent report by the Economist Intelligence Unit assessed that Vienna – among 140 cities worldwide - provides the best living conditions in the world. The following categories were taken into consideration: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

For the first time in this survey’s history, Austria’s capital, Vienna, ranks as the most livable of the 140 cities surveyed by The Economist Intelligence Unit. After a record seven consecutive years at the head of the survey, Vienna, a long-running contender for the title, has succeeded in displacing Melbourne from the top spot. Although both cities have registered improvements in livability over the last six months, increases in Vienna’s ratings, particularly in the stability category, have been enough for the city to overtake Melbourne.