It's official: Budapest is one of the best cities to live in.
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) made its annual ranking of the world's most liveable cities, and it has many surprises. The Global Liveability Ranking for 2018 lists 140 cities from around the world and scored them on stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. First of all, Vienna took the lead, and after seven years, Melbourne became „only” the second most liveable city in the world. Three of the top ten most liveable cities are in Australia and three are in Canada, and only Vienna and Copenhagen were European cities within the top 10 of ranking.
The list has several other surprises: London, Miami, New York or Dubai didn’t even make it to the top 40. Knowing this, it is particularly important thing that Budapest is the 34th on this list, which is quite excellent place. At the other end of the list conflict continues to be responsible for many of the lowest scores. The Middle East, Africa and Asia account for the ten lowest-scoring cities in the survey where violence, whether through crime, civil insurgency, terrorism or war, has played a strong role. While the best city, Vienna got almost the maximum, 99,1 points, the last Damascus only has 30,7 points. Check out the full list on Daily Mail, it’s very edifying!