No US cities make the world’s top 10 most
No U.S cities make the world”s top 10 cities- U.S. cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Boston just don’t stack up against many of their international counterparts, according to a new ranking.
In comparison, Australian and Canadian cities are dominating as the most “livable” in the world, says the “The Global Liveability Report 2017.”
The data came from the recent report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, which ranked 140 cities in the world by looking at “30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories of stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure,” according to EIU.
For the seventh year in a row, Melbourne came in on top with a score of 97.5 out of 100. It got perfect marks for health care, education and infrastructure. So did close second-place winner, Vienna, which ranked only slightly lower on culture and environment. Vancouver, the third-place city, scored 100 in the latter category.
1. Melbourne, Australia
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Vancouver, Canada
4. Toronto, Canada
5. Calgary, Canada
6. Adelaide, Australia
7. Perth, Australia
8. Auckland, New Zealand
9. Helsinki, Finland
10. Hamburg, Germany
For Australia and Canada, the results are looking good. Each had three cities in the top 10. Those countries have also been ranked as two of the happiest in the world by the United Nations’ World Happiness Report.
The United States missed the top 10, and some U.S. cities had falling scores due to “unrest related to a number of deaths of black people at the hands of police officers. In addition, the country has seen protests held in response to President Trump’s policies and executive orders,” says the report.