(CNN) — Contemplating a giant transfer this yr? It’s possible you’ll wish to take into consideration Canada or western Europe.
The Pink Cross and European Union’s presences helped Geneva place extremely on the record.
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Switzerland was the one nation in Europe to have two entries within the prime 10, with Geneva in sixth place and Zurich touchdown in third.
Nevertheless, the general nation winner was Canada. The Nice White North had three of its cities represented — Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto.
“Cities that had been in the direction of the highest of our rankings earlier than the pandemic have rebounded on the again of their stability, good infrastructure and companies, in addition to satisfying leisure actions,” the index’s authors wrote.
Final yr’s winner, New Zealand’s Auckland, fell out of the highest 10 in 2022 to land at a shocking thirty fourth place.
Neighboring Australia had probably the most noticeable drop within the rankings this yr. Regardless of having topped the record previously, Melbourne fell to tenth place in 2022.
Osaka was the one Asian metropolis to land within the prime 10 this yr.
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Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, was in fourth place in 2021 but in addition dropped out of the highest 10 this yr.
Although Europe had an excellent exhibiting in 2022, there are two noticeable entries lacking — London and Paris. Elevated price of residing bills performed a job in each metropolises, as did the UK’s choice to depart the European Union.
Ongoing international battle was the number-one issue figuring out which nations ranked on the backside of the record. Damascus, Lagos and Tripoli had been rated the three least habitable cities on the earth.
In the meantime, Kyiv was not analyzed this yr because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Liveability versus price of residing
Hong Kong had the doubtful honor of coming in first place, with New York Metropolis, Geneva, London and Tokyo rounding out the highest 5.
The one metropolis to seem on each the ECA and EIU indexes was Geneva.
The most costly cities rating was decided solely by financial components — common lease, the value of gasoline and the like — versus the EIU record, which seems to be at a metropolis’s cultural points of interest like museums and live shows in addition to infrastructure like mass transit.
Vienna’s arts and tradition scene helped it rating excessive honors.
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2022’s International Liveability Index: The highest 10
1. Vienna, Austria
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
3. Zurich, Switzerland
4. Calgary, Canada
5. Vancouver, Canada
6. Geneva, Switzerland
7. Frankfurt, Germany
8. Toronto, Canada
9. Amsterdam, Netherlands
10. Osaka, Japan and Melbourne, Australia (tie)