The 10 most livable cities in the world in 2019

Melbourne, Australia, is one of the most livable cities in the world.

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Melbourne, Australia, is one of the most livable cities in the world.
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When it comes to choosing a place to live, there are many factors to consider – climate, transportation options, and crime rates, to name a few.

Although it’s hard to find a perfect match, a few select cities have the perfect combination of factors that make them the most livable in the world.

The Economist Intelligence Unit released its annual Global Liveability Index, in which The Economist ranked 140 major cities by averaging the results of five metrics:

  • Stability, including the prevalence of petty and violent crime, the threat of terror, and the threat of military conflict
  • Healthcare, including the availability and quality of healthcare, both public and private
  • Culture and environment, including climate, level of corruption, level of censorship, and sporting availability
  • Education, including the availability and quality of private education
  • Infrastructure, including the quality of road networks and public transport, the availability of good quality housing, the quality of telecommunications, and the quality of water and energy provisions

If you’re looking for an American city, you won’t find one in the top 10, although three Australian cities and three Canadian cities made the list.

Read on to see the 10 most livable cities in the world for 2019.


10. Adelaide, Australia

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Overall rating (out of 100): 96.6

Stability: 95.0

Healthcare: 100.0

Culture and environment: 94.2

Education: 100.0

Infrastructure: 96.4

Source: Global Liveability Index


9. Copenhagen, Denmark

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Overall rating (out of 100): 96.8

Stability: 95.0

Healthcare: 95.8

Culture and environment: 95.4

Education: 100.0

Infrastructure: 100.0

Source: Global Liveability Index


T8. Tokyo, Japan

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Overall rating (out of 100): 97.2

Stability: 100.0

Healthcare: 100.0

Culture and environment: 94.4

Education: 100.0

Infrastructure: 92.9

Source: Global Liveability Index


T8. Toronto, Canada

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Overall rating (out of 100): 97.2

Stability: 100.0

Healthcare: 100.0

Culture and environment: 97.2

Education: 100.0

Infrastructure: 89.3

Source: Global Liveability Index


6. Vancouver, Canada

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Overall rating (out of 100): 97.3

Stability: 95.0

Healthcare: 100.0

Culture and environment: 100.0

Education: 100.0

Infrastructure: 92.9

Source: Global Liveability Index


5. Calgary, Canada

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Overall rating (out of 100): 97.5

Stability: 100.0

Healthcare: 100.0

Culture and environment: 90.0

Education: 100.0

Infrastructure: 100.0

Source: Global Liveability Index


4. Osaka, Japan

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Overall rating (out of 100): 97.7

Stability: 100.0

Healthcare: 100.0

Culture and environment: 93.5

Education: 100.0

Infrastructure: 96.4

Source: Global Liveability Index


3. Sydney, Australia

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Overall rating (out of 100): 98.1

Stability: 95.0

Healthcare: 100.0

Culture and environment: 97.2

Education: 100.0

Infrastructure: 100.0

Source: Global Liveability Index


2. Melbourne, Australia

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Overall rating (out of 100): 98.4

Stability: 95.0

Healthcare: 100.0

Culture and environment: 98.6

Education: 100.0

Infrastructure: 100.0

Source: Global Liveability Index


1. Vienna, Austria

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Overall rating (out of 100): 99.1

Stability: 100.0

Healthcare: 100.0

Culture and environment: 96.3

Education: 100.0

Infrastructure: 100.0

Source: Global Liveability Index