Vienna has displaced Melbourne at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s global liveability index, strengthening the Austrian capital’s claim to being the world’s most pleasant city to live in.
At the other end of the table, Damascus retained last place (140th), followed by the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka (139th), and Lagos (138th) in Nigeria. The survey does not include several of the world’s most dangerous capitals, such as Baghdad and Kabul.
Vienna and Melbourne have been neck and neck in the annual survey of 140 urban centres for years, with Melbourne clinching the title for the past seven editions. This year, a downgraded threat of militant attacks in western Europe as well as the city’s low crime rate helped nudge Vienna into first place.
Osaka, Calgary and Sydney completed the top five in the survey. London is ranked 48th.
Photo credit: AFP
perhaps we are all immigrants
trading one home for another
first we leave the womb for air
then the suburbs for the filthy city
in search for a better life
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