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Cities have highest livability scores in the World

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What cities have highest livability scores?

World map depicting cities with high livable scores

What makes a city worth living in? Before choosing a place to live, one tends to consider crucial factors like safety & security, cost of living, infrastructure, level of educational institutes, and healthcare. The world has seen immense development, and owing to the rise in competition between worldwide cities, Global Power City Index (GPCI) evaluates and ranks some of the major cities, on the basis of their comprehensive power to attract business enterprises, as well as creative people from all over the world. The index is published by the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies after consideration of numerous factors like livability, environment, transport accessibility, cultural interaction etc.

The top 3 cities which attained the highest livability scores in GPCI 2017 are:

1. Berlin
The largest city of Germany, Berlin has a population of over 3.5 million. With an eventful history, Berlin also offers a comfortable lifestyle to people. There is an abundance of museums, art galleries and beautiful gardens in the city. The vibrant festivals and happening night life make it one of the favorite locations for people to live. The city attained a score of 369.3.

2. Amsterdam
The capital of Netherlands, Amsterdam is a densely populated city, offering numerous career prospects for people who want to settle. Also known for its dynamic culture, the metropolis has its own easy-going attitude. Cherry blossom festival, the annual dragon boat race, and the famous King’s Day (Koningsdag), are some of the special events which drag people to the city from around the world. It scored 363.7 in the index.

3. Stockholm
Sweden is known for its peaceful environment and as one of the “happiest” countries of the world. Stockholm, the city of Sweden also adds the touch of green technology and rich history. The distinctive culture in the city is more evident than any other region of the country. The livability score of the city is 359.2.
Here is the entire list of major cities ranked in GPCI Index 2017:

Here is the entire list of major cities ranked in GPCI Index 2017:

City Livability score, 2017
Berlin 369.3
Amsterdam 363.7
Stockholm 359.2
Vienna 358.6
Frankfurt 358.4
Barcelona 352.6
Paris 350.5
Madrid 348.3
Vancouver 344.7
Copenhagen 342.0
Toronto 342.0
Milan 338.9
Fukuoka 334.0
Tokyo 332.8
Zurich 329.2
Sydney 329.1
London 328.3
Kuala Lumpur 327.5
Osaka 321.7
Brussels 320.7
Geneva 316.0
Seoul 308.7
Los Angeles 302.5
Moscow 299.7
San Francisco 298.1
Buenos Aires 293.4
Bangkok 292.2
Singapore 290.1
Sao Paulo 289.8
Jakarta 289.4
Dubai 287.4
Beijing 284.8
Boston 283.9
New York 280.0
Mexico City 277.4
Hong Kong 275.6
Istanbul 273.7
Shanghai 273.6
Cairo 269.1
Chicago 268.9
Mumbai 268.3
Taipei 264.7
Washington, D.C. 239.8
Johannesburg 214.6

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