Helsinki ranks the 8th most liveable city in the world according to the Economist intelligence Unit’s yearly liveability survey. Melbourne tops the index and Vienna and Vancouver follow as second and third. Comparing to last year’s index, the top four cities managed to hold on to their positions as well as Helsinki.
Altogether four Australian cities got on the list: Melbourne (1st), Adelaide (5th), Sydney (7th) and Perth (9th) giving space only two European capital cities: Vienna on the 2ndplace and Helsinki on the 8th spot. Overall 140 cities were surveyed.
Helsinki received all in all 96.0 points from the overall 100 as Melbourne, on its first place, snatched 97,5 points.
Helsinki received perfect scores of 100 in stability and healthcare and the lowest in the culture & environment category.
The bottom cities on the list were Damascus in Syria, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.
The index assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability rating quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual’s lifestyle in any given location, and allows for direct comparison between locations.
News courtesy of Good News! from Finland