Written by Nathasha De Alwis
04 Sep, 2019 | 6:13 pm
Colombo (News 1st): The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest liveability survey shows that the April 21st bombing in Sri Lanka has triggered a downgrade for Colombo city in Global Liveability Index 2019.
The survey notes the devastating terrorist attacks in New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the past year are a reminder that threats to security are still apparent, but perceptions of the danger posed by terrorism have diminished in recent years.
The survey showed that over the past year the average scores for stability have risen, reflecting, and have slightly diminished the perceived threat of terrorism. It adds that some of the improvements were considerable from a low base, while others have seen smaller improvements.
However, the survey has shown Vienna as the most liveable city out of 140 cities surveyed. In 2018, Vienna displaced Melbourne from the top spot and ended a record of seven consecutive years. It was stated that the two cities continue to be separated by 0.7% points, with Vienna 99.1 and Melbourne 98.4.
Following are the top 10 cities recorded as the most liveable by the Economist Intelligence Unit
1. Vienna, Austria (99.1)
2. Melbourne, Australia (98.4)
3. Sydney, Australia (98.1)
4. Osaka, Japan (97.7)
5. Calgary, Canada (97.5)
6. Vancouver, Canada (97.3)
7. Toronto, Canada (97.2) and Tokyo, Japan (97.2)
8. Copenhagen, Denmark (96.8)
9. Adelaide, Australia (96.6)
Further, as the least liveable cities, the Economist Intelligence Unit has named
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