(CNN) – Considering a big move this year? You might want to think about Canada or Western Europe.
The presence of the Red Cross and the European Union helped Geneva rank high on the list.
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Switzerland was the only country in Europe to have two entries in the top 10, with Geneva in sixth place and Zurich in third.
However, the country winner overall was Canada. The Great White North represented its three cities – Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto.
“The cities that topped our rankings before the pandemic have made a comeback for their stability, good infrastructure and services, as well as enjoyable leisure activities,” wrote the index’s authors.
Last year’s winner, New Zealand’s Auckland, dropped out of the top 10 in 2022 to an astonishing 34th place.
Neighboring country Australia has dropped the most in the rankings this year. Despite topping the list in the past, Melbourne dropped to 10th place in 2022.
New Zealand’s capital Wellington was ranked fourth in 2021 but dropped out of the top 10 this year as well.
Although Europe did very well in 2022, two notable entries are missing – London and Paris. The increased cost of living played a part in both metropolises, as did Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
The ongoing global conflict was the number one factor determining which countries were at the bottom of the list. Damascus, Lagos and Tripoli were ranked as the three least livable cities in the world.
Meanwhile, Kyiv was not analyzed this year due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
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Hong Kong had the dubious honor of coming in first place, with New York City, Geneva, London and Tokyo rounding out the top five.
Geneva was the only city to appear on both the ECA and EIU indexes.
The ranking of the most expensive cities was determined entirely by economic factors – average rent, gas price and so on – in contrast to the EIU list, which lists a city’s cultural attractions such as museums and concerts, as well as mass transit. looks at the infrastructure. ,
Global Liveability Index for 2022: Top 10
1. Vienna, Austria
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
3. Zurich, Switzerland
4. Calgary, Canada
5. Vancouver, Canada
6. Geneva, Switzerland
7. Frankfurt, Germany
8. Toronto Canada
9. Amsterdam, Netherlands
10. Osaka, Japan and Melbourne, Australia (tie)