Mapping The World's Most Liveable Cities

Tyler Durden's picture

If you want to move to one of the world's most liveable cities, pack your bags and book flights to Australia or Canada...

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As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, The Economist assessed 140 major cities worldwide on stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure, declaring Melbourne the most liveable city in 2017 for the seventh year running. Australia's second most populous city scored 97.5 out of 100. Vienna, the Austrian capital, came second and three Canadian cities rounded off the top five - Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary.

As well as those three Canadian cities, a total of three in Australia made the top-10 list (Adelaide and Perth as well as top-placed Melbourne). Interestingly, U.S. cities are notably absent from the top of The Economist's list with Auckland, Helsinki and Hamburg all boasting high liveability scores.

The Syrian capital of Damascus was at the very bottom of the ranking with a score of 30.2, along with Lagos in Nigeria (36.0) and Tripoli in Libya (36.6).

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nufio's picture

it looks like only australia and canda participated in the survey.

khnum's picture

Both have hyper inflated real estate bubble markets courtesy of the chinese with which the air is starting to leak out of the tyres...wait a year or so

GoldenDonuts's picture

Because its a great safe place to live.  People vote with their feet and wallets.

Troy Ounce's picture


Northern hemisphere only. Who could have thought.

Albertarocks's picture

Yeah, Australia is in the northern hemisphere... right there beside Antarctica.  I've always wanted to go to Australia to see the Alps.

giovanni_f's picture

Shit article.  Makes me depressive that s.o. possibly even earned money for compiling this crap.

Few Germans would vote "Hamburg" as the most liveable city. It is Munich, since decades, by a wide margin. But maybe some fish heads (as these idiots from Hamburg are called in the rest of Germany) had their part to play in this invaluable research opera.

For those who are fascists to the core but falsely believe they aren't, i.e. the ANTIFA, Berlin is the place to go. Free shit city in free shit country. And it has Arab no-go zones, too, to spice it up with "diversity".

Déjà view's picture

Mercer more comprehensive...

Vienna occupies first place for overall quality of living for the 8th year running, with the rest of the top-ten list mostly filled by European cities: Zurich is in second place, with Munich (4), Dusseldorf (6), Frankfurt (7), Geneva (8), Copenhagen (9), and Basel, a newcomer to the list, in 10th place. The only non-European cities in the top ten are Auckland (3) and Vancouver (5). The highest ranking cities in Asia and Latin America are Singapore (25) and Montevideo (79), respectively. 

New Zealand and Australia continue to rank highly in quality of living: Auckland (3), Sydney (10), Wellington (15), and Melbourne (16) all remain in the top 20. However, when ranked for infrastructure, only Sydney (8) makes the top ten, with Perth (32), Melbourne (34), and Brisbane (37) also ranking well for infrastructure in Oceania. By and large, cities in Oceania enjoy good quality of living, though criteria such as airport connectivity and traffic congestion are among the factors that see them ranked lower in terms of city infrastructure.

Laowei Gweilo's picture

Canada and Australia rank high because immigrants can't easily raft or boat to them lol.

wildbad's picture

vienna is as expensive as shit. what were their criteria?

"culture"...yes wien has operas and expensive olde buildings and lots of history...those things are just backdrop.

nothing in south america...

that's where i'm headed

Kotzbomber747's picture

The list is obviously compiled by some stupid naive Yank, who has no clue about the world.The main idea seems: just list some popular tourist destinations and the "they-took-our-jobs" rednecks (who voted for Trump) will love it.

A completely bogus list, full of Anglo Saxon cities, which are full with Millennial Snow Flakes.

For example, Australia as a whole is a left wing country, part of the 5 Eyes system of global surveillance, and if I'm not mistaken some Aussie city even has a feminist café where men are served last.

Another example: Vienna is indeed a beautiful city, but in the mean time severely run over by migrants.

Have a look at this (highly sarcastic) video about a park near Donauinsel Vienna:

It's FULL of Turks, but of course most Americans don't speak any other language but English, so they won't be able to understand any of it anyway.

Kobe Beef's picture

Stay away from Tokyo!!

It is full of feral dindus. I saw 3 dindus today. Yes, that's 3 in one day, dear readers. I am totally outraged. One was in the company of a white woman, tho, so perhaps her porter or manservant. Still, the stench in the train car was unavoidable.

I also saw one of those bipedal trashbag things pushing a stroller. A stroller!? Some irresponsible immigration offical let one in, and it wasn't spayed or neutered?!! The welfare parasite index just moved a minute closer to midnite. Midnite, I tell you!

What's next? 

Ebola or Zika, I bet.

And you don't want to get irradiated, dear reader, stay away!!

Kotzbomber747's picture

This is a café in the city that is number one on the list, Melbourne:

Men are charged more, because they are men are evil and women need their fucking safe space.

Which moron compiled this list?! Moron number One, or Moron number Two?

Paul Kersey's picture

Those cities are all looking pretty white.

JimmyCDN's picture

Have you been to Vancouver lately?

man from glad's picture

As if stupidity and cluelessness is exclusive to Americans. Please.

DWD-MOVIE's picture

I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do…

giovanni_f's picture

"I’m making over $7k a month working part time."

No, you don't. You are working in the animal porn business, with DC deep state critters the clients of your sodomite employer. The FBI should have a look into it.

Stuck on Zero's picture

"Liveable city?" Isn't that an oxymoron?  Cities are no place to live or raise kids. Cities are for metrosexuals, gay parades, PC schools, drugs, and Marxists. Give me creeks, open ranges, trees, churches, and honest labor.

SlowBro's picture

I noticed, and question why, countries with universal health care such as Canada and Australia got such high marks on health care. Biased report?

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

Vienna? we observed pregnate muslim women seating on the sidewalk begging in the heart of Vienna this summer. 

Kotzbomber747's picture

Have a look at this sarcastic video about a park on Donauinsel:

Welcome to fucking Antalya!

Déjà view's picture

Turks been knocking on Gates Of Vienna since 1683...when and who let them in?

Trucker Glock's picture

"Makes me depressive that s.o. possibly even earned money for compiling this crap."

Haha.  I read an article today called something like 3 Ways to Retire With Little Money.  #1 Delay Retirement.  No joke.  People get paid to write garbage.

MK13's picture

Agree, Munich takes the cake in germany for livable big city - German libtards still haven't had a chance to mess it up.

If you actually know these places, you will see these ranking pieces for what they are - paid advertisements. That goes for 'best towns to visit', 'best beaches', etc - paid shills, usually done by libtards. Ignore.

malek's picture

"the most liveable city [...] is Munich, since decades, by a wide margin."

Yeah, if you're rich - or hanging on at the edge of your teeth but at least want to feel living between the rich!

BrownCoat's picture

Not sure what the criteria was, but it looks like they ignored the cost of living as a factor.

Dormouse's picture

This study is racist! It doesn't include any brown or black nations, like Africa or Islam or South of America. We will be boycotting your data until it is amended to include at least 2 in the top 3.

giovanni_f's picture

If you are not on a budget, Harare could be what you are looking for. And it has a competent, democatic leader who values human rights, too.

AUD's picture

Don't worry, I was in Melbourne a few years back & it was crawling with Paki's

jbwilson24's picture

I hope that is not true. The worst ethnic group on tne planet, good only for gang rape of children and welfare fraud.

buttmint's picture

Haiti and Dominica Republic did not make the top ten?

I am shocked! How about Detoilet and Chitcago? Wyandotte, Michigan is a good place to get a chemically induced cancer, ranks right up there with Love Canal!


jbwilson24's picture

As long as you don't need a job. Vancouver is a deathtrap for jobs and wages, compared to the insanely high cost of living.

Laowei Gweilo's picture

Real estate in Vancouver is at ATHs

All summer has been consistent MOM gains far above the YOY gains seen last August's slow down.


Not saying it won't crash in the future...

But no air has "leak out of the tyres [sic]" so far. 

Invinciblehandaxe's picture

Vienna turned into a somali shit hole.

Gangs of muslims raping and pillaging the city.

Women rather wont come at night alone. 

So yeah bullshit survey you can keep your awesome list

I rather stay in my non-elite small city with no brown muslim peace lovers

jbwilson24's picture

50% of kids in vienna schools are non european. 


it will get worse. One more generation and the brown third worlders will run that town, just like they will in paris.

nufio's picture

no amount of bullshit reports like this is going to justify the insane housing bubbles in these australian and canadian cities. 

PhilofOz's picture

Adelaide is no where near as bad as Melbourne and Sydney as far as bubbles go, but we have an entrenched and imo, corrupt Socialist state government that needs to get thrown out pronto!

Laowei Gweilo's picture

Vancouver is still cheaper than Detroit though. Ranked globally in terms of value rather than growth, Vancouver is barely #93 globally.


And most of Canada is significantly cheaper than Vancouver or Toronoto.


Globally speaking, Cananda has some of the cheapest real estate in the world.

rbianco3's picture

This was before Trudeau welcomed illegal immigrants.

Seriously though- may have to look at Vancouver as Idaho is getting overrun with Californians and they live up to the stereotype of being the most intolerant self-righteous people on earth. 

Kobe Beef's picture

Dude, Idaho is full of rugged terrain where bodies won't be found.

Feed the Earth

jbwilson24's picture

what on earth are you talking about? Vancouver is #2 in the world for unaffordability, right after hong kong.

Laowei Gweilo's picture

since when is affordability a measure of housing prices?


it's a ratio of local income to prices o.0 


houses could cost US $1000 each and still be #1 in unaffordability if you got paid in Nigerian dollars lol

raybies's picture

They're just trying to get more fools in to the pyramid scheme to keep it going a couple more years.

Melbourne is a total shit hole, with aweful traffic, a ferris wheel and flammable empty buildings where Chinese are parking their money.

Adelaide WTF! They don't even have electricity in summer... I kid you not.

Perth is turning in to a ghost town.

NFI about Canada, but this report is paid for to encourage migration to these soon to be bankrupt Aussie cities with literally fuck all to do.

Rebelrebel7's picture

I think that the safest place for me at this point might be Russia or North Korea.

buttmint's picture about Phnom Phenh or rual Cambodia anyone?

Good prices on landmine filled farmland! 8-9% return on your investment!

ebear's picture

Check out Anapa and Novorussiyisk.  Better than anywhere on that list.

frontierland's picture

Mapping the World's Most Racist Cities

Mapping the World's Most Majority or (recently) Formerly Majority White Cities


Why aren't there any MLC's in Sub Saharan Africa?            

...Because, Not Equal.

Lost in translation's picture

Muslims rate Stockholm, Sweden as most liveable.

Because "money for nothin' and chicks for free."