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Here's why these 10 cities are considered most liveable

Here's why these 10 cities are considered most liveable
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Adelaide, Australia
 
Adelaide comes in at number 10.  With a population of 1.3 million, the City of Churches is becoming increasingly known for its world-class wineries, beaches and food culture.

Here's why these 10 cities are considered most liveable
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Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Copenhagen is the second European city in the list of top ten liveable cities and comes in at number 9. Despite the relatively high cost of living, it offers excellent infrastructure and healthcare. It hopes to become the world's most cycle-friendly city, with authorities aiming to increase the percentage of commuters who travel by bicycle to 50% by 2025.

Here's why these 10 cities are considered most liveable
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Tokyo, Japan
 
Tokyo, which happens to be known as the safest city in the world, comes in at number 8 with a score of 97.2. The city is popular with tourists looking for both ultra-modern and traditional in one bustling metropolis.

Here's why these 10 cities are considered most liveable
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Toronto, Canada
 
Toronto gains the seventh spot with an overall liveability score of 97.2. Toronto, Canada's most populous city has also been named the most multicultural contemporary city in the world. The city, which is home to over 230 different nationalities, has 51% of its residents from outside Canada.

Here's why these 10 cities are considered most liveable
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Vancouver, Canada
 
Vancouver, for a very long period, has enjoyed the reputation of being the most liveable city from 2002 to 2010, and again in 2015.The city still boasts a very high liveability score of 97.3 despite falling short in a few areas. It has achieved perfect scores in healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
Here's why these 10 cities are considered most liveable
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Calgary, Canada

Calgary's ranking has gone down to fifth position from fourth in last year's survey. Calgary, which is home to 1.3 million people, is still recognized for its high quality of life.


Here's why these 10 cities are considered most liveable
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Osaka, Japan
 
Osaka has slipped from third to fourth place this year- but it didn't make it into the top 10 until 2018, when there was a decline in crime rates and an overall improvement in the quality of transportation. The port city is the second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo and is one of Japan's economic powerhouses.
Here's why these 10 cities are considered most liveable
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Sydney, Australia

Sydney, which was at the fifth spot last year, managed to come up to third position this year owing to advanced efforts towards tackling climatic hazards, improving its culture and environment score. But Australia's most populated city still remains one spot behind its rival, Melbourne.
Here's why these 10 cities are considered most liveable
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Melbourne, Australia
 
Melbourne topped the "Global Liveability Index" for seven years before being beaten by Vienna in 2018. It has scored second position with a score of 98.4. But it has  managed to score 100 in healthcare, education, and infrastructure.
Here's why these 10 cities are considered most liveable
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Vienna, Austria
 
Vienna is the world's most liveable city, again topping the index with an overall rating of 99.1 out of 100. It has been named the most liveable city for the second consecutive year in a  row and has consistently scored high in all similar surveys. Green spaces, coffee shops and a laid-back culture make the city perfect for settling down in.