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Global Liveability Index

  • 05 Sep 2019
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Indian cities have not fared too well in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019.

  • New Delhi with 118th rank has regi stered the biggest decline in Asia whereas Mumbai also fell two places since last year to rank 119th.
  • The decline in Mumbai’s rank was mainly due to a downgrade in its culture score.
  • New Delhi has fallen in the index because of downgrades to its culture and environment score as well as fall in the stability score owing to rising crime rates.
  • The list is topped by Vienna (Austria) for the second consecutive year.
  • Asian cities overall have scored slightly below the global average.
  • Among the ten least liveable cities globally, three are from Asia which are:
    • Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea (135th)
    • Pakistan’s Karachi (136th)
    • Bangladesh’s Dhaka (138th)
  • Among the BRICS countries, Suzhou from China was ranked highest at 75, while India’s capital New Delhi was ranked lowest at 118th.

Global Liveability Index

  • The Economic Intelligence Unit considered 140 cities for rankings.
  • The ranking is based on a particular country’s scores in five broad categories, namely:
    • Stability
    • Healthcare
    • Culture and Environment
    • Education
    • Infrastructure
  • Each factor in a city is rated as acceptable, tolerable, ncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable.

Source:TH

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