Two cyclists by the Danube Canal
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Vienna once again most livable city

The "Global Liveability Index" ranking of the "Economist Intelligence Unit" (EIU), which has been published annually since 2004, enjoys global recognition and compares 140 cities around the world. Vienna has now been voted into first place in August 2018 for the first time. And has thus replaced Melbourne, which held the title of most livable city for seven years. In addition to criteria such as healthcare, education, infrastructure and culture, Vienna scored particularly well in the areas of safety and stability. Roxana Slavcheva, Head of Cities at the EIU and the survey´s editor, explains: "Vienna is proven to be one of the safest cities in Europe." 

Spots two to five are occupied by Melbourne (Australia), Osaka (Japan), Calgary (Canada) and Sydney (Australia). Apart from Vienna's top placing as most livable city in the renowned Mercer Study, we have now also arrived at the top of the "Global Liveability Index 2018".

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