Summary of A Summary of the Liveability Ranking and Overview


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“Stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure” all affect your city’s “liveability.”


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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.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What factors affect a locale’s “liveability,”
  • What liveability rankings are based on, and
  • How global liveability rankings changed between August 2014 and August 2015.


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...
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The Economist Intelligence Unit provides forecasting and country, risk and industry analysis across 200 countries worldwide.

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