By referring to a place as “livable,” different aspects are taken into consideration: these are the places where it’s relatively easy to get a job, where crime rates are low, where education is good, and where businesses are likely to flourish. Other things considered are climate, transportation, natural features, medical care, etc.
Gathered from different sources and statistics, here are some of the most livable cities in the world (in alphabetical order) where people could get by easier; places where living could be a bit easier than most places in the world.
Australia will be dominating this list, and let’s start off with Adelaide, the fifth largest city in the country. Some of the main reasons for this are organized and strategic public transport system and good quality of education (it’s working its way to being called the country’s “education hub”).
Canada is known for excellent healthcare and good education, and Calgary has both of these. It is, however, the culture and art that makes this city amazing. With lots of multicultural areas and an array of music festivals, Calgary will sure not disappoint.
Excellent public transport, health benefits, education, and safety are some of the reasons why this city is on this list. Also, since this capital is on a flat land, bicycles are ideal as a mode of transportation, which in turn helps decreasing air pollution. Aside from being one of the world’s most livable cities, Copenhagen has also been part of art-related honors, such as being World’s Best Design City.
Aside from being so utterly beautiful, with its colorful buildings and awe-inspiring monuments, The Finland capital offers free education, has a peaceful environment and a low crime rate, and an overall exceptional welfare system that makes people want to just head over there as soon as possible.
Aside from the year-long sunshine, what makes Madrid one of the most livable cities list is that it continues to have projects concerning green spaces, cultural hubs, and art-related spots. It also doesn’t hurt that food is affordable here, and the locals are reputedly very friendly.
This Australian city (the most populous in Victoria) has also has excellent transport systems and great education, but the things that are absolutely amazing here are the arts and culture aspect. Being an international cultural centre, this place is a great place to live in especially for those who love art, film, TV, drama, literature, etc.
The capital of Sweden is here because it’s reportedly one of the places in Europe that has the cleanest air, so you’ll be assured of less chances of getting sick due to pollution. Some of the things that make this one of the most livable cities in the world are: good waste disposal, excellent environment-related projects, and lots of available parkland.
Sydney is usually topped by Melbourne in a list like this, but this state capital of NSW also has lots of great stuff up its sleeve, such as good urban structure, lots of natural areas, and a relatively prosperous economy. It also doesn’t hurt that it has a lot of great cultural venues here.
Vancouver, Canada‘s eight largest city, is also no stranger to “most livable” lists. Aside from the obvious improvement in infrastructure (especially when it hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics), it also has excellent health care, first-rate recreation areas, and well-developed residential and urban areas.
Remember that song by Billy Joel that goes “Vienna waits for you”? Well, it tells the truth. If you want to live in a place with good healthcare, lots of green space and fresh air, an excellent transportation network, and lots of fun cultural events and activities happening all year round, this is definitely the place to live.
Is your favorite country not on the list? Don’t worry, these are just the most popular ones. If you feel that you have some other city that deserves to be included in a list such as this, tell us why they should, and a new list could be written!