European experts formed the top-100 of the best cities to live comfortably. The leader of Canada’s rate was the city of Vancouver, and the lowest scores gained the capital of Zimbabwe – Harare.
Canadian Vancouver is again announced as the most comfortable city for life in the world. These are the results of a study conducted by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) – division of the influential magazine The Economist.
EIU makes annual ranking of the city that are the fittest for the life, based on such living standards as social stability, security, climate, environment, infrastructure, health and culture, as well as the availability of goods and services. Cities are rated on a 100-point scale, where the highest score corresponds to the ideal city in all respects.
Vancouver, which has taken the first place in 2009 ranking, has received 98 points out of 100 possible from EIU experts. Second place was taken by Austria – Vienna, while the top three closes Australian Melbourne.
Toronto (Canada), Perth (Australia), Calgary (Canada), Helsinki (Finland), Geneva (Switzerland) are also included in ten of the most comfortable cities. Ninth place is shared between the Swiss, Zurich and Australian Sydney.
Most adapted for life cities in the countries of Asia are Japanese Osaka and Tokyo, respectively ranked in 13th and 19th places. Hong Kong shared the 39-th place with Madrid, Singapore became the 54th, Beijing is located at 76th place.
“The highest rating from the U.S. cities got Pittsburgh ranked in 29th place”, reported AAP. Washington became the 35th, and Los Angeles 58th.
The worst results among Western Europe the cities have shown, Athens ranked in 63rd place with 81.2 points out of 100.
Most unsuitable for habitation proved Algiers- the capital of Algiers, Dhaka – the capital of Bangladesh and Harare- the capital of Zimbabwe, scored just 37.5 points out of 100.