Named the top 10 cities to live
Experts Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reported Rating Global Liveability Ranking 2015, in which they are evaluated, in any city in the world better living conditions.
In compiling the rankings, they used 30 quantitative and qualitative indicators in five categories: stability, healthcare, culture / environment, education and infrastructure. As a result, for each of these criteria, the analysts put a rating from 1 ( "unbearable") and 100 ( "perfect") to each of the 140 cities that participated in the ranking.
Overall, the top ten cities was not a surprise, compared with last year's rating.
Since this rating does not use such criteria as cost of living, analysts Global Finance took the results of other studies - Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2015 and Monocle's Quality of Life Survey 2015. They used data from all three ratings, and made up their own rating of the top ten for urban life.
At the 10th place was the largest city in Canada, Toronto. City regularly ranks high in the rankings on indicators such as the level of life, cost of living, business environment, democracy and food security. It is a city with a rapidly developing suburb. Despite the fact that in Toronto, the second largest in North America, the public transport system, plugs a big problem for people still on the road, who are forced every day to travel to Toronto from the suburbs, and that more than 6 million people.
9th place went to Berlin. Since the fall of the wall that divided the city and the two world political system, the German capital has earned a reputation as the technological center, which unites startups. In this case, the city has a relatively low cost of living. Berlin - a city with a vibrant nightlife and a high level of tolerance. Here, stunning architecture, lots of green space. The quality of life at a very high level, with the atmosphere of living in Berlin is relaxed and calm.
Another German city took 8 th place ranking. Quality of life in Munich at the highest level, but the cost of living is also rather big (even by German standards). There are more than 20 large parks, and the population - just over 1, 3 million people. Green plants give Munich the atmosphere of a small town, despite the fact that the city is a major center. In the city center there is no high-rise buildings, public transport system works perfect. Annual holiday - Oktoberfest - Munich attracts many beer lovers from all over the world.
7th place went to Tokyo, where it says "paradoxical mix of huge size of the city and the constant feeling of peace and quiet." The city's population - 13, 3 million people, but all of these people live here comfortably. In particular, thanks to the public transport system (primarily a question of the metro). Public transport - clean, safe and fast. Against the background of the rush and bustle of a feel of tranquility and purity, where ancient traditions coexist harmoniously interwoven into modern life. At the same time the cost of living is quite high, however, as the salary.
The largest city in New Zealand, Auckland is located in the 6th line. Being on the same level with their Australian rivals, Auckland boasts beautiful bays and beaches that are perfect for outdoor entertaining.
5 th place - in Zurich, Switzerland. According to the city of two rivers, and there is a lake, which creates a sense of peace and serenity. This is a real center of art: in Zurich more than 50 museums and over 100 art galleries. Zurich - the city is clean and well managed. He gets high marks for safety, the lack of crime, the small number of strikes and no delays in the movement of public transport. At the same time Zurich is the 4th place in the ranking of most expensive cities.
4th place - Sydney. Here, beautiful weather most of the year, a lot of green space, beautiful beaches and great food. Sydney - Australia's largest city, is home to 4 million people. The cost of living is very high, but the cost of housing is still much lower than in other major metropolitan areas - New York, London and Hong Kong.
On the 3rd place another Australian metropolis - Melbourne. It is also home to 4 million people. The population of different multinational and diverse. This culinary capital of Australia, there is a huge variety of national cuisines and cultures.
Canadian Vancouver was in the ranking second. Here, great weather most of the time. It is a very green city, where urban development has failed to break the charm and beauty of nature. Thus, the 1001 Stanley Park acre not only limits the growth of the city, but also gives it a charm. There are a lot of other opportunities for entertainment: museums, nightlife, restaurants and shopping opportunities. And although the cost of living is not very high compared to other cities around the world, according to the Canadian standards, housing is quite expensive on average.
Well, the best city to live Vienna is recognized as Earth. The Austrian capital, with its beautiful architecture, castles, operas and cultural institutions is one of the favorite destinations for tourists from around the world. Here, a high level of employment and low crime rate. health level is also high, with the cost of housing is moderate. If we talk about the public transport system, the fare - just 1 euro per day as part of the annual ticket.