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The 10 Best Places In The World To Live

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The past couple of years has brought so much change. Jobs we thought we loved we now hate, countries we always wanted to visit are suddenly toppled from the list and even cities we live in are now being re-thought. All these rumblings make it a super interesting time for the Economist Intelligence Unit's 'Global Liveability Report' to be published which ranks the best places to live in the world according to healthcare, culture, environment, stability, education and infrastructure.

So, without further ado, here are this year's top 10 places to live. 

1. Auckland, New Zealand

Overall rating (out of 100): 96.0
Stability: 95.0
Healthcare: 95.8
Culture and environment: 97.9
Education: 100.0
Infrastructure: 92.9

With hiking, sailing, surfing, shopping, fine dining and a buzzing arts and culture scene on its doorstep - it's no wonder why Auckland has topped the list of where people most want to live in the world. 

 

2. Osaka, Japan

Overall rating (out of 100): 94.2
Stability: 100.0
Healthcare: 100.0
Culture and environment: 83.1
Education: 91.7
Infrastructure: 96.4

With Tokyo offering so much glitz and glam, it might be easy to forget about Japan's other wonderful offerings but it seems that Osaka is not easy at all to forget. Named as one of the best food destinations in Japan thanks to its specialities which include takoyaki abd okonomiyaki, there's also a huge amount of culture and fun in Osaka that make it a great place to live. 

 

3. Adelaide, Australia

Overall rating (out of 100): 94.0
Stability: 95.0
Healthcare: 100.0
Culture and environment: 83.8
Education: 100.0
Infrastructure: 96.4

Scoring the top marks in both education and healthcare, Adelaide proved that it is so much more than just a destination for world-class vineyards, beaches and restaurants. 

 

4. Wellington, New Zealand 

Overall rating (out of 100): 93.7
Stability: 95.0
Healthcare: 91.7
Culture and environment: 95.1
Education: 100.0
Infrastructure: 89.3

Having been to Wellington, I can personally attest to the reasons why this little paradise would sit at number four. Scoring 100 percent in the educations scores, it's location make it easy to pop over to both the North and South sides of the island although with art, restaurants and shops on your doorstep, you might never want to leave. 

 

4. TIE WITH WELLINGTON - Tokyo, Japan

Overall rating (out of 100): 93.7
Stability: 100.0
Healthcare: 100.0
Culture and environment: 84.0
Education: 91.7
Infrastructure: 92.9

Did you know that Japan has more Michelin stars than anywhere else on earth? Well, it could be that coupled with the infrastructure, healthcare and economic stability that tie it for the number four spot. 

 

6. Perth, Australia

Overall rating: 93.3
Stability: 95
Healthcare: 100
Culture & Environment: 78.2
Education: 100
Infrastructure: 100

With a growing art and food scene, coupled with gorgeous beaches and a fantastic education, healthcare and infrastructure facility, it's not hard to see why this beautiful yet isolated Australian town makes it in at number six. 

 

7. Zurich, Switzerland

Overall rating: 92.8
Stability: 95
Healthcare: 100
Culture & Environment: 85.9
Education: 83.3
Infrastructure: 96.4

Believe us when we tell you that everything works in Zurich. The trains run on time, the streets are clean, the people are happy and the economy is booming. Also thanks to the newly booming creative art and dining scene, Zurich has become somewhat of a creative hub of late. 

 

8. Geneva, Switzerland

Overall rating: 92.5
Stability: 95
Healthcare: 100
Culture & Environment: 84.5
Education: 83.3
Infrastructure: 96.4

Believe us when we tell you that after finding out they are behind Zurich, the Geneva tourist board will be hard at work to beat them next year. Boasting perfect healthcare scores, the ability to ski in winter and hike in Summer, superb scenery, clean streets and relatively low crime - they wont have to do much to go up in the rankings. 

 

8. Melbourne, Australia (tie with Geneva)

Overall rating: 92.5
Stability: 95
Healthcare: 83.3
Culture & Environment: 88.2
Education: 100
Infrastructure: 100

 

The one thing we have to say about this survey is that it did come out slightly before the latest restrictions otherwise we are not as sure Australia would have fared so well. Having said that, Melbourne is bursting with cosmopolitan spirit, an art scene to rival anywhere globally, some of the finest food in the world and beaches and parks that have to be seen to be believed. 

 

10. Brisbane, Australia

Overall rating: 92.4
Stability: 95
Healthcare: 100
Culture & Environment: 85.9
Education: 100
Infrastructure: 85.7

Again, with ever-closing COVID doors, we are not sure how they would do now but still, Brisbane scores super well in terms of stability, education and healthcare which make it a firm contender on this list. A riverfront city which boasts nearly 300 cloud-free days a year, it might be known to be quiet, but it sure is lovely. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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