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Global Liveability Index 2023

Context:

Recently, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) unveiled its highly anticipated Global Liveability Index 2023.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Global Liveability Index 2023:
  2. Key Highlights

Global Liveability Index 2023:

  • The index evaluates lifestyle challenges in 173 cities worldwide.
  • It considers five metrics: healthcare, culture, environment, education, and stability.
  • The ranking highlights cities that offer a high quality of life.

Key Highlights:

  • Top liveable cities: Vienna (Austria), Copenhagen (Denmark), Melbourne and Sydney (Australia).
  • Bottom three liveable cities: Algiers (Algeria), Tripoli (Libya), and Damascus (Syria).
  • Osaka (Japan) ranked 10th among Asian cities.
  • The index reached a 15-year high, reflecting global recovery from the pandemic.
  • Average index score increased to 76.2 out of 100 from 73.2 last year.
  • Stability metric slightly declined.
  • Western European cities dropped in rankings due to workers’ strikes and the progress of cities in Asia and the Middle East.
  • Cities affected by civil unrest and military conflicts remained at the bottom of the list.

-Source: Indian express

 


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