The Most Liveable Cities in 2022 According to EIU Survey

These Are the Top 10 Liveable Cities in the World in 2022

Are you ready to embark on a new journey?

According to the World Health Organization, quality of life is defined as “an individual’s perception of their position in life.” This is in accordance with the culture and value systems related to one’s goals, expectations, and standards. And most people would agree that the living environment plays a huge role in this pursuit. Thus, maybe starting a new life abroad can open up this opportunity for you!

While moving overseas can spark excitement, it’s a huge decision that comes with challenges. Not to mention, it raises a number of questions and things to consider before taking the big leap. Perhaps, you ought to create a fresh start abroad or it may be part of your long-term goals. Read on to find out about the most liveable cities in 2022 for you to embark on a new journey! 

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Top cities to live in 2022, post-pandemic

Conveniently, the Economist Intelligence Unit recently released its annual Global Liveability Survey ranking 173 cities in the world, following a substantial set of criteria. The study scores all cities across five main categories including stability, healthcare, culture and environment, and education and infrastructure. On top of that, the survey also takes into consideration the level of COVID-19 restrictions as this has led to big shifts across the index. 

The following have topped the EIU’s survey of the most liveable cities in the world:

  1. Vienna, Austria 
  2. Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Zurich, Switzerland
  4. Calgary, Canada
  5. Vancouver, Canada
  6. Geneva, Switzerland
  7. Frankfurt, Germany
  8. Toronto, Canada
  9. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  10. Osaka, Japan and Melbourne, Australia

As shown above, Western European cities have dominated the index, along with a few cities from Canada. Vienna, Austria takes the number one spot with its notable infrastructure, outstanding healthcare system, and booming culture and entertainment. In fact, the city has now led seven of the previous ten EIU biannual liveability surveys.

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Essentially, life is almost back to normal in these Western European and Canadian cities, considering the rollback of COVID-19 restrictions and high vaccination rates. Thus, making living conditions (post-pandemic) in these destinations more comfortable, tolerable, and even desirable. For more in-depth information and data analysis on the 2022 EIU liveability survey, click here

Also read: These Are the Best & Worst Cities for Work-Life Balance in 2022

So, what say you? Do any of these most liveable cities in 2022 belong to your own bucket list of top cities to live in? Or maybe you have already started a new life overseas! Regardless, we would love to hear more about your experiences and adventures abroad on our Facebook page

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Andrea Larice Yap
Andrea Larice Yap

Andrea is a writer and creative individual based in Manila. This tiny human runs on iced coffee, music and films. You’ll probably catch her daydreaming in a park or jotting down random words to to put in a song. Otherwise, expect her taking a dive in the pool of uncertainty called “life.”


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