The Austrian capital of Vienna has been ranked, once again, the best city in the world to live in according to the annual report of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) – but where does Athens rank?
According to the report, published on June 23, Athens climbed to No. 73 on the link.
Kiev was not included in this year’s report due to the effects of the Russian invasion.
The Russian cities Moscow and St. Petersburg fell 15 and 13 places respectively in the ranking.
Vienna took first place in the ranking of New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, which dropped to 34th place due to the restrictive measures imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the report.
“Vienna, which had dropped to 12th place in our ranking at the beginning of 2021 as its museums and restaurants were closed, was again in the first place, which it held in 2018 and 2019,” the report said.
“Stability and good infrastructure are the main attractions of the city for its inhabitants, supported by the remarkable health system and the abundance of cultural and entertainment opportunities,” the report stressed.
Europe has the top six spots in the rankings. The Austrian capital is followed in second place by the Danish capital, Copenhagen, and the Swiss city of Zurich.
Also, in Switzerland, Geneva is in sixth place, Frankfurt in Germany in seventh and the Dutch capital Amsterdam in ninth.
Canada performed well with three cities at the top of the rankings: Calgary is in third place, Vancouver is in fifth and Toronto is in the eighth.
The tenth place is shared by Osaka, Japan, and Melbourne, Australia.
The French capital, Paris, ranks 19th, 23 places higher than a year ago.
The Belgian capital, Brussels, is in 24th place, behind Montreal, Canada.