Most Liveable Cities 2021: Auckland Ranks 1st, Damascus at Bottom in EIU Ranking; Check Full List Here

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New Delhi, June 9: The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its annual ranking of most liveable cities 2021 in the world. There are major changes in the list of most liveable cities due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Auckland in New Zealand has clinched the first position in the ranking of most liveable cities, displacing Vienna, which crashed out of the top 10 altogether. No Indian city made it to top 10. India's Top 10 'Most Livable' Cities.

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While, Vienna, the capital of Austria, had led the list since 2018, the last time Auckland was in the top 10 was in 2017, when it came eighth. Vienna slipped to 12th position. Osaka in Japan got the second spot in the list of most liveable cities, followed by Australia's Adelaide on third position. New Zealand capital Wellington and Japan capital Tokyo ranked fourth and fifth respectively. Kerala Retains Top Rank in NITI Aayog's Sustainable Development Goals India Index 2020-21, Bihar at the Bottom.

List of Most Liveable Cities 2021:

City

Location

Rank

Auckland

New Zealand

1

Osaka

Japan

2

Adelaide

Australia

3

Wellington

New Zealand

4

Tokyo

Japan

5

Perth

Australia

6

Zurich

Switzerland

7

Geneva

Switzerland

8

Melbourne

Australia

9

Brisbane

Australia

10

"The cities that have risen to the top of the rankings this year are largely the ones that have taken stringent measures to contain the pandemic. New Zealand’s tough lockdown allowed their society to re-open and enabled citizens of cities like Auckland and Wellington to enjoy a lifestyle that looked similar to pre-pandemic life," the Economist Intelligence Unit said in a statement. Other cities in the top 10 are Perth (Australia), Zurich (Switzerland), Geneva (Switzerland), Melbourne (Australia) and Brisbane (Australia).

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Cities at Bottom 10:

City

Location

Rank

Caracas

Venezuela

131

Douala

Cameroon

132

Harare

Zimbabwe

133

Karachi

Pakistan

134

Tripoli

Libya

135

Algiers

Algeria

136

Dhaka

Bangladesh

137

Port Moresby

PNG

138

Lagos

Nigeria

139

Damascus

Syria

140

The EIU generally does not make the full ranking public. As per the EIU ranking of 140 most liveable cities, Algeria (Algeria), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Port Moresby (PNG), Lagos (Nigeria) and Damadcus (Syria) ranked bottom five. The EIU said the coronavirus pandemic "has taken a heavy toll on global liveability". "Cities across the world are now much less liveable than they were before the pandemic began, and we’ve seen that regions such as Europe have been hit particularly hard," it said.