In news– The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has recently revealed its annual ranking of the world’s most livable cities, and the Global Liveability Index for 2022.
About the Index-
- The EIU ranked 173 cities based on a range of criteria, including infrastructure, availability of green space, political stability, crime rates, and health care.
- The top ten EIU rankings continue to be dominated by Western European cities, with some cities in Canada included.
- In the analysis of the richest countries, mid-sized cities typically fare very well.
- Several of the top 10 cities have minimal Covid-19 rules and schools, eateries, museums, and shops have all resumed operations.
- The pandemic’s impact on hospital admissions has diminished, which eases the burden on healthcare systems and resources.
- Due to their stability, good infrastructure, services, and enjoyable recreational possibilities, cities that were close to the top of the rankings before the pandemic have rebounded.
- Ten Most Liveable Cities around the world in 2022 are- Vienna in Austria, Copenhagen in Denmark. Zurich in Switzerland, Calgary in Canada, Vancouver in Canada, Geneva in Switzerland, Frankfurt in Germany, Toronto in Canada, Amsterdam in Netherlands, Osaka in Japan and Melbourne in Australia (tie).
- Ten least Liveable Cities around the world in 2022 are- Tehran in Iran, Douala in Cameroon, Harare in Zimbabwe, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Port Moresby in PNG, Karachi in Pakistan, Algiers in Algeria, Tripoli in Libya, Lagos in Nigeria, Damascus in Syria.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU)-
- It was created in 1946.
- Based in London, EIU has over 70 years’ experience in helping businesses, financial firms and governments to understand how the world is changing and how that creates opportunities to be seized and risks to be managed.
- EIU is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist newspaper.