Singapore ranked 40, New Delhi and Mumbai not in top 100 in the 2019 Global Liveability Index

Singapore ranked 40th in 2019 Global Liveability Index. Photo courtesy: Pixabay
Singapore ranked 40th in 2019 Global Liveability Index. Photo courtesy: Pixabay

Singapore has slipped three places to 40th in the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) 2019 Global Liveability Index. Hong Kong (38) is ranked ahead of the island nation, though the index was compiled prior to its recent political upheaval. 

Singapore has however ranked ahead of two other major global financial hubs London (48) and New York (58). 

Singapore ranked ahead of London and New York. Photo courtesy: Pixabay
Singapore ranked ahead of London and New York. Photo courtesy: Pixabay

Meanwhile, the Indian cities of New Delhi (118) and Mumbai (119) do not even find a place in the top 100. The Indian capital's "appalling air quality" as well as downgrades to its culture and stability score have seen the city fall six places since last year in the rankings. 

New Delhi fell six places to 118 due to its poor air quality. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
New Delhi fell six places to 118 due to its poor air quality. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

The EIU's index assesses 140 cities across the globe and ranks them according to their performance in over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories - stability (25%), healthcare (20%), culture and environment (25%), education (10%), and infrastructure (20%).

Vienna, Austria, remained the world's most liveable city for the second year running, with Melbourne, Australia in second place. In fact, Australia and Canada dominated the top 10 with three cities each, while Osaka, Tokyo and Copenhagen completed the list. 

Vienna was the most liveable city for the second year running. Photo courtesy: Pixabay
Vienna was the most liveable city for the second year running. Photo courtesy: Pixabay

Honolulu (22) was the top ranked American city, with Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Washington, DC in the top 40. Paris fell six places to 26 after a tumble in its stability rating.

Paris fell to 26 in the Global Liveability Index 2019. Photo courtesy: Pixabay
Paris fell to 26 in the Global Liveability Index 2019. Photo courtesy: Pixabay

Dubai came in at 70, and along with Abu Dhabi, remained the most liveable cities in the Middle East and North Africa for the third year in a row. 

Dubai was ranked 70 in the Global Liveability Index 2019. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Dubai was ranked 70 in the Global Liveability Index 2019. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

The least liveable cities on the index featured the likes of Pakistan’s Karachi, Libya’s Tripoli and Bangladesh’s Dhaka. 

 
Most liveable cities 2019

1. Vienna, Austria

2. Melbourne, Australia

3. Sydney, Australia

4. Osaka, Japan

5. Calgary, Canada

6. Vancouver, Canada

7. Toronto, Canada

7. Tokyo, Japan

9. Copenhagen, Denmark

10. Adelaide, Australia

Least liveable cities 2019

1. Damascus, Syria

2. Lagos, Nigeria

3. Dhaka, Bangladesh

4. Tripoli, Libya

5. Karachi, Pakistan

6. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

7. Harare, Zimbabwe

8. Douala, Cameroon

9. Algiers, Algeria

10. Caracas, Venezuela

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