World’s top ten ‘most’ and ‘least’ liveable cities

Do you reside in the “most liveable” city? What causes it to be listed? Which cities made the list and why are explained in a new research called The Global Liveability Index 2022.

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s research, the poll for 2022, which was performed between February 14 and March 13, saw a significant increase in the liveability index. “As a result of Covid restrictions being loosened, scores for healthcare, education, and culture have all increased. The global average score, meanwhile, is still below pre-pandemic levels, it continues.

Vienna, the capital of Austria, has reclaimed the top spot. Liveability rankings that resemble those from before the epidemic have resulted from the relaxation of Covid restrictions. As in 2019 and 2018, Vienna (Austria) continues to lead the rankings in 2022, according to the Liveability Index.

Zurich, Switzerland, and Copenhagen, Denmark, respectively, took second and third position. Geneva, another city in Switzerland, came in sixth.


Here is the list of the top 10 most liveable cities:

City Country Rank
Vienna Austria 1
Copenhagen Denmark 2
Zurich Switzerland 3
Calgary Canada 3
Vancouver Canada 5
Geneva Switzerland 6
Frankfurt Germany 7
Toronto Canada 8
Amsterdam Netherlands 9
 Osaka  Japan  10
 Melbourne  Australia  10


The capital of Syria, Damascus, was listed as one of the ten least livable cities. “None of the new cities have fallen this far in our rankings, keeping the bottom 10 cities relatively steady. The ranking stated that Damascus, the capital of Syria, continues to have the poorest living conditions. Tehran, the capital of Iran, was at the top of this list, followed by Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, and Douala, the city.


Here is the list of the top 10 least liveable cities:

City Country  Rank
Tehran Iran 163
Douala Cameroon 164
Harare Zimbabwe 165
Dhaka Bangladesh 166
Port Moresby Papua New Guinea 167
Karachi Pakistan 168
Algiers Algeria 169
Tripoli Libya 170
Lagos Nigeria 171
 Damascus  Syria  172


Due to Russia’s full-scale conflict since late February, the Ukrainian capital Kyiv was excluded from the index this time, while the Russian cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg slipped in the ranks as a result of “restriction” and the effects of Western sanctions.

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