Despite the movement of more than ten cities in Western Europe dropping in the rankings, Germany’s Hamburg has been ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit as one of the ten most liveable cities. Hamburg increased its index number and this year ranks among cities such as Melbourne, Vancouver, and Helsinki.
To combat the problem of personal preference The Economist Intelligence Unit took a data driven approach to the question by transforming the question to one of livability. The corporate offshoot of The Economist sought in its report released on August 18th to quantify, using an index from 1-100, just how liveable cities around the world are this year. Among the thirty factors considered were safety, health care, educational resources, infrastructure, and the environment.
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