Cities of Australia and Canada has the best qualify of life according to a list by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), while Budapest only managed to secure the 50th rank on the list of 140, writes napi.hu. Hungary’s capital scored 88.9 points on the scale of hundred, making the city rank in a strong mid-field place.
The Economist Intelligence Unit, based in London, is a non-investment banking based analyst and forecasting institute which ranks major cities of the world every year. The quality of life ranking examines a city’s stability, healthcare facilities, education, culture, environment and available infrastructure. All of these aspect are given a score, and after complex calculations the possible maximum score would be 100 points, which means the best possible city from quality of living point of view.
According to EIU, scoring a zero on this list would mean a city is “unbearable”, while a hundred would mean “ideal”. In 2014 the first place went to Melbourne, keeping its lead from last year with 97.5 points, Vienna came second with 97.4 and Vancouver scored third with 97.3 points. The top ten only included another European city, Helsinki, as New Zealand, Canada and Australia continue to dominate the list.
Budapets scored the maximum 100 points on education, managed to get 90 on culture and environment while healthcare scored on 91.7 points. The two aspects that suffered were infrastructure (83.9 points) and stability (85 points). Budapest has been steadily improving its ranking in the last few years, climbing up 5 positions in the last five years.
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