Each year the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks the world’s most livable cities based on a survey that takes into account stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. If you live in America, you won’t find your city anywhere near the top of the list. In fact, the first US city to make an appearance is Pittsburgh(!), and it’s in 29th place. Los Angeles is ranked 44th, and New York is sitting pretty in the 56th spot. Curious as to which urban utopias managed to crack the top 10? Click through to find out, and let us know if you agree with these rankings in the comments.
1. Vancouver, Canada 2. Melbourne, Australia 3. Vienna, Austria 4. Toronto, Canada 5. Calgary, Canada 6. Helsinki, Finland 7. Sydney, Australia 8. Perth, Australia 9. Adelaide, Australia 10. Auckland, New Zealand
And in case you’re curious, here’s their list of the 10 worst cities.
1. Harare, Zimbabwe 2. Dhaka, Bangladesh 3. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 4. Lagos, Nigeria 5. Algiers , Algeria 6. Karachi, Pakistan 7. Douala, Cameroon 8. Tehran, Iran 9. Dakar, Senegal 10. Colombo, Sri Lanka