Earth & Conservation

The Ten Most Livable Cities In The World

With free healthcare and education, cities are able to provide the basic necessities to live. So what are the world's most livable cities?

The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks the "most livable cities" in the world every year. They attempt to answer the question, what makes living in a city better or worse? Generally the stipulations can be broken down into five categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

You might assume that cities like New York and London would rank high on the list because they're world renowned, but in fact this can often be their downfall. Big cities like these have higher crime rates, overpopulation, infrastructure issues, and high costs of living.

So, what are the world's most livable cities? Laura Ling has the answer in today's Seeker Daily video.

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