Vienna the city with the best quality of life in the world – Athens’s jump in the world ranking for 2022


A total of 172 cities were included in the ranking, while Kyiv was excluded this year due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

At the top came the Viennaas the city with best quality of life in the worldaccording to its annual report Economist.

The Austrian capital won first place in the city of Auckland, New Zealand, which dropped to 34th place due to restrictions on the coronavirus pandemic.

“Vienna, which dropped to 12th place in early 2021 due to the fact that museums and restaurants remained closed, has since regained the first place it also held in 2018 and 2019. Its stability and good infrastructure are the ones that mainly fascinate its inhabitants, along with the good health system and the plethora of opportunities for cultural events and entertainment “.

THE Melbourne maintained its position as one of the best cities in the world to live in, occupying it 10th placeas other Australian capitals were removed from the list of top 10 cities, according to the Economist Intelligence. Last year, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth were all in the top ten, but dropped to 27th, 30th and 32nd, respectively.

There was a big difference in the position of Greece with Athens jumping 19 places and now holding the 73rd place.


The Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, was not included this year after Russia invaded the country in late February, while Russia’s cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, also fell as a result of Western sanctions on the country. “Russian cities are subject to additional restrictions on culture and the environment as a result of economic sanctions imposed by the West”, refers. European cities topped six of the top 10. This year, 33 new cities were added to the ranking, bringing the total, excluding Kiev, to 172.

The capital of Austria was followed by the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen and Zurich. Geneva came in sixth, Frankfurt in Germany came in seventh and Amsterdam in the Netherlands came in ninth.

Canada also did well with Calgary in third, Vancouver in fifth and Toronto in eighth respectively. Japan’s Osaka and Australia’s Melbourne shared 10th place. Paris came in 19th place, 23 places higher than last year. Brussels took 24th place, just behind Montreal, Canada.


In this year’s ranking, London was in 33rd place, while Barcelona and Madrid in 35th and 43rd respectively. Italy’s Milan ranked 49th, New York 51st and Beijing 71st.

Beirut, Lebanon, which was devastated by the harbor explosion in 2020 and struggling to overcome a severe economic crisis, was not included in the list of business destinations.

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