The Economist Intelligence Unit has recently published its city liveability index and list (of 2022 data). The survey mostly focuses on the level of healthcare, education, public safety & security, infrastructure and environmental factors. The data summary shows that EIU’s Liveability Index has risen sharply in the 2022 survey. Scores for culture and environment, healthcare and education have improved on the back of covid-19 curbs being eased. However, the global average score remains below pre-pandemic levels.
According to the survey, the Austrian capital Vienna was the most liveable city in 2022, just like in 2019 and 2018. European and Canadian cities dominated the rest of the top 10, with Copenhagen, Zurich, Calgary and Vancouver making the top 5.
Budapest was listed in the 80-90 point category (out of 100), making it the most liveable Eastern European city, coming before Prague, Warsaw and Bratislava.