World’s most livable cities in 2021: Auckland tops ranking in New Zealand
New Zealand’s Auckland has topped the ranking of the annual survey of EIU’s 2021 World’s Most Liveable Cities. Classifying 140 cities into five categories, including sustainability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure, this year’s edition has been hit hard by the global pandemic. Australia, Japan and New Zealand ranked higher, while European and Canadian cities fell in the rankings.
In the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index 2021, six of the top ten cities are in New Zealand or Australia, “where strict border controls have allowed residents to lead relatively normal lives,” during the pandemic. Auckland led the assessment, “due to the successful approach to containing the COVID-19 pandemic, which allowed its society to remain open and the city to score strong.” It was followed by Osaka in Japan, Adelaide in Australia, Wellington in New Zealand and Tokyo in Japan.
Switzerland is the only European country to make the top 10, with Zurich and Geneva in seventh and eighth places, mainly because many European cities have faced a “second wave of Covid-19 by restricting cultural and sporting events and closing schools and restaurants”. fought against. . ”, enforcing closures that harm their performance. Austria’s capital Vienna ranked first during 2018-20, but has slipped to 12th in the current survey, following the second Covid-19 wave, according to the EIU. German cities such as Frankfurt, Hamburg and Düsseldorf have seen the biggest drop in the rankings.
While Canadian cities such as Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto have moved down the rankings, several US cities, including Honolulu and Houston, have risen in the rankings over the past six months as social restrictions are lifted. Furthermore, according to the survey, while the top positions changed dramatically, “the lower end of the rankings have seen less change, with the Syrian capital Damascus still the least livable city in the world.”
See below the ranking of the world’s most livable cities in 2021.
Ten of the most livable cities in 2021
1- Auckland, New Zealand
2- Osaka, Japan
3- Adelaide, Australia
4- Wellington, New Zealand
5- Tokyo, Japan
6- Perth, Australia
7- Zurich, Switzerland
8- Geneva, Suiza
9- Melbourne, Australia
10- Brisbane, Australia
Next, the world’s least livable cities in 2021.
Ten of the least livable cities in 2021
- Damascus, Syria
- Lagos, Nigeria
- Port Moresby, PNG
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Algiers, Algeria
- Tripoli, Libya
- Karachi, Pakistan
- Harare, Zimbabwe
- Douala, Cameroon
- Caracas, Venezuela
information through BBC.
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