Picture courtesy King Street Townhouse

Manchester has again been ranked the most liveable city in the UK in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Survey and 43rd in the survey of 140 global cities – up from 46th last year and 10 places above London.

The survey assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions.

Every city is assigned a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories – stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure.

Each factor is rated as acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable. For qualitative indicators, a rating is awarded based on the judgment of in-house analysts and in-city contributors. For quantitative indicators, a rating is calculated based on the relative performance of a number of external data points.

The scores are then compiled and weighted to provide a score of 1–100, where 1 is considered intolerable and 100 is considered ideal.

The top ten most liveable cities in the world according to the survey are as follows:

  1. Melbourne
  2. Vienna
  3. Vancouver
  4. Toronto
  5. Calgary
  6. Adelaide
  7. Perth
  8. Auckland
  9. Helsinki
  10. Hamburg

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