Vienna is the first European metropolis to be ranked first in the annual Global Liveability Index of the renowned British weekly "The Economist". The study compares 140 cities based on factors such as political stability, social security, access to health care and education.
Vienna replaced Melbourne in 2018 after seven years at the top. Both cities received full points for health system, education, culture and infrastructure. According to the study, Vienna's high social security, political stability and low crime rate were the decisive factors for the top ranking. The Global Liveability Index 2018 от The Economist