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Posted by Prasada Martala Feb 13, 2010

According to the latest annual index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Canadian city of Vancouver, which is hosting 21st winter Olympic games, is the most livable city in the world. Vancouver is at the top of the list with a rating of 98.0, while Vienna (97.9) and Melbourne (97.5) stood at second and third positions respectively. Seven of the top ten most livable cities are in Canada and Australia. Livability rating for the 140 cities worldwide is calculated based on more than 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: Stability, Healthcare, Culture and environment, Education and Infrastructure.


Top 10 cities

Rank

Country

City

Rating
1 Canada Vancouver 98.0
2 Austria Vienna 97.9
3 Australia Melbourne 97.5
4 Canada Toronto 97.2
5 Canada Calgary 96.6
6 Finland Helsinki 96.2
7 Australia Sydney 96.1
8= Australia Perth 95.9
8= Australia Adelaide 95.9
10 New Zealand Auckland 95.7

Bottom 10 cities

Rank

Country

City

Rating
130= Senegal Dakar 48.3
132 Sri Lanka Colombo 47.3
133 Nepal Kathmandu 47.1
134 Cameroon Douala 43.3
135 Pakistan Karachi 40.9
136 Nigeria Lagos 39.0
137 PNG Port Moresby 38.9
138= Algeria Algiers 38.7
138= Bangladesh Dhaka 38.7
140 Zimbabwe Harare 37.5
Courtesy Economist Intelligence Unit


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