The research organization Economist Intelligence Unit, which is part of the Economist Group, annually conducts reports. it makes ratings relating to the economy, employment, living standards, etc. in different countries.This year, they presented another report on the Best Places To Live in The World. The rating was compiled on the basis of many important factors of the modern world, namely, the quality of health and education, the level of advancement of trade and carrying system, the level of corruption and the threat of engagement, and even air fever. Each city was evaluated on a 100-point scale in agreement with the above factors.
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand. The population here is about 1.3 million people, which is almost a quarter of the population of the whole country. The dynamic development of Auckland was largely facilitated by the expansion of the network of railways, and later – an automobile. Auckland is a truly cosmopolitan city that has been on the list of the best cities for life. Tourists here will be interested to visit the island-volcano Rangitoto, Oakland Museum, city parks, Center for Antarctic Research, underwater tunnel, large souvenir market.
95.7 points out of 100 possible
Ninth place ranking takes the city of Perth the capital of the western region of the Australian continent. This is one of the most isolated cities of the world isolated from the broader civilization, having gained fame as an excellent secret place for tourists. In fact – this is a large metropolis with a population of 1.6 million people.
Perth also gained fame as the “City of Lights”: in 1962 the “Druzhba” spaceship flew over it, and residents simultaneously included all possible sources of light. Tourists here most appreciate the excellent beaches of the ocean coast, worth visiting the Perth Zoo, Wildlife Park, Koala Park, Reptile Center and a huge Aquarium, Botanical Gardens and Planetarium Scitech.
In the eighth place in the list of the best cities for a living is the European capital of Helsinki. The city is situated on the beach of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea. It is the largest city in the country with a population exceeding half a million inhabitants. It is also widespread with visitors – thanks to its attractive “northern architecture”, picturesque landscapes, clean air of the coast. Here you should see the historical center of the city – the Senate Square and the University, cathedrals, and churches – the Church in the Rock and the Assumption Cathedral, museums – urban, naval and military, a museum of design and a museum of utensils.
Seventh and sixth place ranking again took two cities in Australia, one of which – Sydney – the largest in the country. The residents of the city is about 4.5 million people, it is one of the most international and all-inclusive cities in the world. This fact explains the extraordinary attractiveness of Sydney for immigrants, constantly replenishing the urban population. Tourists will be captivated by the exclusive blend of super up-to-date skyscrapers and widespread business centers with ancient buildings in the Mediterranean style and an abundance of green parks. Here you should visit the Sydney Opera House and the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Taronga Zoo, and the Aquarium, and also look at the huge bridge of the Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Tower.
The city of Adelaide is located in the southern region of the Australian continent, it is the fifth largest city in Australia with a population of 1.1 million people. The city is named in honor of the wife of the King of Great Britain William IV and was founded in 1836. Very interesting urban planning, reminiscent of the lattice. There are wide and expansive streets, attractive boulevards, and the central part is surrounded by a green park. Despite the fact that Adelaide – the largest city in South Australia, the rhythm of a large metropolis is unconditionally not there. Visitors should holiday the South Australian Museum and the Institute of Native Culture of Thailand, within the city – to visit the several botanical gardens and recreational areas, and in its environs – in any of the four national parks.
The fifth, fourth and third places of the list were taken consistently by the three cities in Canada. Calgary in the province of Alberta is located in a picturesque area in the foothills and prairies. this is the third largest city in the country (1.1 million inhabitants). In Calgary, flourishing agriculture, oil industry, as well as tourism.
The city with its museums Heritage Park in the open air and the Glen bow art gallery, as well as the ski resorts in the vicinity (Kimberley, Fournier).
4th city from top list The city of Toronto is the major in Canada, the residents of the urban accumulation is 5.7 million people, and the city itself – 2.6 million. Toronto was dubbed the “economic engine” of Canada; the city has frequently fallen into numerous ratings on the quality and standard of living of its residents.
According to a recent census, it was found that about 50% of the city’s residents are foreigners; Airport Limo Toronto has a compelling force for immigrants. In addition to economics and living standards, Toronto considers the cultural capital of the country.
number 3 from the top 10 list Vancouver – again, the Canadian city.it was among the top three leaders in the ranking of the best cities for living. The residents of the city is about 600 thousand people, this is the third major city in Canada.
Vancouver is the largest industrial center of the country, and the city port is one of the main in all of North America. An imperative role is played by the attractive locality of the city – primarily for travel. Utmost frequently travelers stay here enjoy luxury limo Service and stay the Science World Center – a up-to-date science museum, the tower of the Harbor Center, the park and the Capilano Canyon with ancient plants and waterfalls, the oldest quarter of the city of Gastown, the botanical park of Queen Elizabeth.
The capital of Austria Vienna one of the most beautiful capitals of the world.it is located in the second place in the rating. The population of the urban agglomeration is 25% of the total population of the country, and director of the capital 1.7 million people.
Vienna is not only the largest city in Austria but also the center of the political, economic and cultural life of the country. At the same time, the rich two-thousand-year antiquity of the Austrian capital marks it very gorgeous for tourists from all over the world.
The old city of the capital is under the safety of UNESCO. the imperial palace of Schönbrunn and the winter residence of the Habsburg Hofburg with three galleries, the Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral and St. Peter’s Church, the Vienna Opera, the up-to-date residential structure of the Hundertwasser. Museums in Vienna – more than eighty, to holiday them all, here it is value to go for a long time.
And, finally, the leader of the hit parade of the best cities for living in the world in 2013 in Melbourne. Australia’s second largest metropolis and at the same time the southernmost city with a million population in the world. (the population is about 4 million people)
Melbourne’s first place was provided by the status of a megapolis in an economically developed country with a rather low population density. as well as a high level (100 points out of 100 possible) of the development of public health, education and the internal infrastructure of the city. Melbourne is often called the center of sport and values in Australia.
It hosts the most key sporting proceedings and cultural events. To travelers, Melbourne will be interesting, first of all, with its extravagant combination of Victorian and modern architecture, the greenery of parks and gardens right in the center of the megalopolis, as well as by local residents of different nations and cultures.