10 Most Liveable Cities in 2016

A combination of different factors has made these cities into an ideal living place

The Economist has announced its annual Global Liveability Ranking for 2016, which provides scores for lifestyle challenges in 140 cities worldwide.

The liveability ranking is decided by ranking individual lifestyle challenges across five categories: Stability, Healthcare, Culture and environment, Education and Infrastructure.

Below, we’ve listed world’s top 10 most liveable cities in 2016.


For the sixth year in a row, Melbourne, Australia holds the title of world’s most liveable city. According to the research, Melbourne offers the best living conditions in the world. The capital of Australian state of Victoria, the city if renowned for its cosmopolitan architecture, rich cultural life and many parks and gardens.


Austria’s colorful and proud capital on the banks of the Danube, Vienna, is not only the world’s second most liveable city, but also a major tourist attraction. The city’s palaces, parks and vibrant cultural life will leave you asking for more.


The city was previously ranked as the world’s most liveable, before being overtaken by Melbourne. Vancouver is a city located on Canada’s Pacific coast. A diverse and thriving city, Vancouver is renowned for its rich art scene and many museums and galleries.


It’s no surprise that Toronto is ranked so high in this list. The most populous, and probably the most cosmopolitan city in Canada, Toronto has the second largest super-rich population in North America.


Canada’s third city in the top ten, Calgary is a modern city, but it retains its rustic American charm. Calgary is the center of Canadian oil industry and is known by the nickname ‘Cowtown’.


This city in Southern Australia is an ideal place to live. In addition to being a bustling cultural hub, Adelaide is a major educational center of Australia.


Perth is a city located on the Western coast of Australia. You will fall in love with Perth’s beautiful sandy beaches, sophisticated architecture and mild climate. The city has an excellent public transport system and many bars and restaurants.


New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland is a vibrant multicultural city. Its charm is rooted in an enchanting mix of rural and urban. You can feel New Zealand’s pristine nature at every step, and also enjoy in some of Auckland’s many bars and cafes. The city has an extremely diverse cultural heritage and it’s one of the most family friendly cities in the world.


Perched on the coast of Bay of Finland, Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. With a population of just 600,000, Helsinki is not a metropolis, but you will be captivated by the city’s northern European charm, unique architecture and rich history.

Scenic summer panorama of the Market Square (Kauppatori) at the Old Town pier in Helsinki, Finland


Hamburg is a busy port city on the North Sea coast. It is also Germany’s second largest city. Hamburg has hundreds of canals and waterways, which is why it’s often called ‘The Venice of the North’.


Source: The Economist