LONDON (Monitoring Desk) According to a report released on Wednesday, the epidemic has shifted the rankings of the world’s most livable cities, with towns in Australia, Japan, and New Zealand outclassing those in Europe. Auckland city comes out on top. In 2021, Osaka and Tokyo in Japan, Adelaide in Australia, and Wellington in New Zealand topped The Economist’s annual ranking of the world’s most liveable cities, all of which responded quickly to the Covid pandemic. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Auckland city received the highest grade because of its excellent approach to minimizing the Coronavirus pandemic, which allowed its society to remain open and the city to score highly.
European cities scored extremely poorly in this year’s edition,” according to the report. Vienna, which was previously the world’s most livable city between 2018 and 2020, has dropped to 12th place. Eight of the top 10 cities in the rankings that have dropped the most are in Europe based on the research.
The port city of Hamburg in northern Germany, which slid 34 places to 47th rank overall across European cities, saw the largest drop. The trend was fueled by stress on hospital resources,” which rose in most German and French cities, according to the survey, resulting in a “deteriorated healthcare score.
Because of migration restrictions, pressure on European health systems has a knock-on effect on culture and overall liveability, according to the Economist. Because of Syria’s ongoing conflict, life in Damascus still the most challenging.