The best and worst places to live

CNN Go has published a lit of the most livable cities in the world (along with the 1o worst). The top 10 are mainly in Canada or Australia (except for two in Europe and one in New Zealand, but none in the U.S); the 10 worst are mainly  in Africa or the middle-east. Makes one wonder, why is that?

The world’s top liveable cities:

1. Melbourne, Australia

2. Vienna, Austria

3. Vancouver, Canada

4. Toronto, Canada

5. Calgary, Canada

6. Sydney, Australia

7. Helsinki, Finland

8. Perth, Australia

9. Adelaide, Australia

10. Auckland, New Zealand

And the worst cities on the planet:

131: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

132: Tehran, Iran

133: Douala, Cameroon

134: Karachi, Pakistan

135: Tripoli, Libya

136: Algiers, Algeria

137: Lagos, Nigeria

138: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

139: Dhaka, Bangladesh

140: Harare, Zimbabwe

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2 responses to “The best and worst places to live

  1. Good to see Austtralia ranking so high. But Australian cities need to do three things.

    1. Deal with suburban sprawl – the cities are driven by suburban sprawl, which reduces the possibilities of the public transport network to cope in outer areas, and provides problems for service provision

    2. Examine and come up with plans for renewable energies. Australia – the land of summer sunshine, is so far behind the 8 ball it is embarassing (compared to European locations)).

    3. Food and water security will be huge issue in the future. The “food miles” issue – how far the average calory of food travels from production to conumption in Australia is an indictment, and cities need better water conservation and recycling.

  2. I was in Australia quite a while back(1976) but thoroughly enjoyed my time in Sydney.

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