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Global Cities: Top 20, Good and Bad

3 April 2018

Globe

AIRINC’s Global 150 Cities Index highlights the cities that have the ideal quality of life.

They research and evaluate each location against 60 hardship components, classified into 11 categories that represent Physical Threat and Safety (e.g., violence, crime, medical), Discomfort (e.g., climate, pollution, isolation), Inconvenience (e.g., availability of housing, recreation, goods and services, education facilities). 

 The good

  • 1) Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2) Vienna, Austria
  • 3) London, U.K.
  • 4) Munich, Germany
  • 5) Berlin, Germany
  • 6) Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 7) Geneva, Switzerland
  • 8) Toronto ON, Canada
  • 9) Melbourne, Australia
  • 10) Dublin, Ireland
  • 11) Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 12) Sydney, Australia
  • 13) Paris, France
  • 14) Prague, Czech Republic
  • 15) Helsinki, Finland
  • 16) Singapore
  • 17) Brisbane, Australia
  • 18) Montreal QC, Canada
  • 19) Tokyo, Japan
  • 20) Stockholm, Sweden

The Bad

  • 130) Kingston, Jamaica
  • 131) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 132) Tehran, Iran
  • 133) Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • 134) Douala, Cameroon
  • 135) Nairobi, Kenya
  • 136) Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • 137) Maputo, Mozambique
  • 138) Brazzaville, Congo
  • 139) Banjul, Gambia
  • 140) Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 141) Blantyre, Malawi
  • 142) Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • 143) Port Moresby, P.N.G.
  • 144) Lagos, Nigeria
  • 145) Karachi, Pakistan
  • 146) Luanda, Angola
  • 147) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • 148) Port au Prince, Haiti
  • 149) Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • 150) Khartoum, Sudan 
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