The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (The EIU) Global Liveability Ranking for 2021 ranks Auckland to be the world’s most liveable city.
The following are the top ten most livable cities in the world, as determined by The Global Liveability Index 2021:
- Auckland, New Zealand (96.0)
- Osaka, Japan (94.2)
- Adelaide, Australia (94.0)
- Wellington, New Zealand (93.7)
- Tokyo, Japan (93.7)
- Perth, Australia (93.3)
- Zurich, Switzerland (92.8)
- Geneva, Switzerland (92.5)
- Melbourne, Australia (92.5)
- Brisbane, Australia (92.4)
Auckland ascended to the top of the list because of its successful response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Since it allowed schools, theatres, restaurants, and other cultural institutions to stay open, and the city to score well on a variety of indicators, including education, culture, and the environment.
Although Vienna, previously named the most livable city in the world, has dropped to 12th place.
They named the Pakistani city of Karachi one of the world’s ten least livable cities.
Honolulu is the index’s top gainer this year.
Since it made significant headway in limiting the epidemic and putting out its vaccine campaign, the city climbed 46 positions to fifteenth place.
Although while the pandemic reduced overall liveability around the world, Asia-Pacific cities topped the top ten rankings this year.
However, Asia ranked well behind North America and Western Europe on a regional level, according to the report.