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What do Melbourne, Vienna and Vancouver all have in common? According to The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), they’re the world’s “most liveable” cities. In this sweeping report, the EIU offers a broad overview of global “liveability” scores and their significance for understanding the effects of changes and trends, such as improving or lessening stability in various locales. The report includes instructive details about how the EIU calculates liveability scores. getAbstract recommends this analysis to individuals and companies considering relocation, as well as everyone interested in global economic and security trends.

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Measuring “liveability” – that is, the degree to which a locale provides a comfortable environment for its inhabitants – can help highlight the specific lifestyle challenges individuals face around the world, as well as identify important socioeconomic development trends. Calculating liveability scores involves more than 30 “qualitative and quantitative” elements tied to five factors: “stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.” The final liveability score for each locale falls between 1 (“intolerable...

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