We’re all looking for better living, right? But what’s more important for you? Which criteria do you use for define where do you want to spend the rest of your life? United Nations says efficiency on healthy, education, security and sanitation is the better way to know if a city or country you want to move in is the better place for you.
The Economist, an american magazine, ranked the best cities to live worldwide through 30 criteria in five categories: stability, healthy, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. The Global Liveability Ranking also prospected the worst places between the 140 cities in the research. Extreme violence, like terrorism, made Damascus, in Syria, and Tripoli, in Libya, the worst of them all. The TOP 5 cities achieved maximum points (100) on education, infrastructure and healthy system. They are:
Melbourne (1st) – Australia
Melbourne is home for several festivals like White Night, in February, Comedy Festival, in April, and Melbourne Festival, in October. This Australian city have amazing pieces of street art. Tourist love to take pictures at Hosier Lane, for example.
Vienna (2nd) – Austria
In 2007 and 2008, Vienne ranked 1st for culture innovation in the Innovation Cities Index. Its architecture has art nouveau influence, modern art is easily found at Georg Kargl Fine Arts and University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna launch young classical musicians worldwide.
Vancouver (3rd), Toronto (4th) and Calgary (5th) – Canada
It seems like Canada has already learned recipe for a better living. At Vancouver, bikes are part of population’s lifestyle. 50 Shades of Grey, I Robot, Fantastic Four and Man of Steel were all located in Vancouver. Toronto has the largest streetcar in North America, but bikes are also everywhere you look. And Calgary shouldn’t be much different: the average age is 35 years, and this is why Calgary has lots of parties, sports and entertainment of all kind.