Second place worldwide – ahead of Berlin, Munich and Melbourne.
Vienna has once again scored highly on the “2017 Most Liveable Cities Index” compiled by the prestigious magazine Monocle, achieving an outstanding second place. In doing so, the Austrian capital overtook a number of cities, including Berlin, which scored second place last year.
Some of the decisive factors leading to Vienna's top score were its generous green spaces, affordable housing and inexpensive public transportation system. Emphasis was also placed on the city's excellent business climate.
Vienna has performed well in the past few years as well: In 2015, it was awarded second place and third place in 2016. In both years, the Austrian capital followed hard on the heels of Tokyo, which was also awarded first place in 2017.
The British culture, business and lifestyle magazine has published its “Quality of Life Survey” since 2007. In addition to typical quantifiable criteria such as affordable housing, public transport, crime rates or a pro-business climate, the survey also takes other, more subjective factors such as tolerance, joie de vivre and a vibrant nightlife into account.
Vienna, July 25, 2017