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Global Liveability Index 2022


The European Intelligence Unit (EUI) recently released the Global Liveability Index 2022.


  • It ranked 173 cities on the basis of their liveability or living conditions, which was determined by five factors — stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.
  • When ranking, out of the five factors, the EUI attaches the highest weightage to stability and culture and environment, which account for 25% each.
  • It is followed by healthcare and infrastructure with 20% each and education with 10%.  
  • The list, for the first time, included five Indian cities; Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Bangalore. 
  • Rank of Indian Cities: All five scored poorly, ranked between 140 and 146. 
  • Delhi: 140
  • Mumbai: 141
  • Chennai: 142
  • Ahmedabad: 143
  • Bangalore: 146

It is in contrast, since the silicon valley of India topped the ‘Ease of Living Index 2020’, which was released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

  • The most livable city according to the index is Vienna.
  • The Syrian capital, Damascus is the least livable city in the world.

Key observations:

  • Bangalore received a score of 46.4, out of 100, in infrastructure. 
  • Pakistan’s largest city Karachi was one of the five least livable cities in the world in the index, but it has still scored better than Bangalore in terms of infrastructure
  • The infrastructure score is based on the quality of roads, public transportation system, international links, energy provision, telecommunications, water, and availability of good quality housing.

About the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) was created in 1946.
  • It is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and the world leader in global business intelligence.

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