Economist Intelligence Unit survey: Delhi ranks 112 on Global Liveability Index, Mumbai 117

Both political and financial capitals of India have fared poorly on the Global Liveability Index, 2018, with Delhi ranking 112 and Mumbai five places behind at 117. The rankings of 140 global cities, based on their living conditions was released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Tuesday, a day after the Indian government released its Ease of Living Index. The EIU is part of UK magazine The Economist and provides forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis.


The list ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including:

  1. Political and social stability.
  2. Crime
  3. Education
  4. Access to healthcare.

The survey rates cities worldwide based on 30 qualitative and quantitative criteria, which fall into five general categories:

  1. Stability
  2. Healthcare
  3. Culture and environment.
  4. Education
  5. Infrastructure

As per Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index, 2018, the top 10 cities to live in the world are:

  1. Vienna
  2. Melbourne
  3. Osaka
  4. Calgary
  5. Sydney
  6. Vancouver
  7. Tokyo
  8. Toronto
  9. Copenhagen
  10. Adelaide

EIU’s Global Liveability Index, 2018, puts the following cities at the bottom of the list:

a. Senegal’s Dakar at 131.

b. Algeria’s Algiers at 132.

c. Cameroon’s Douala at 133.

d. Libya’s Tripoli at 134.

e. Zimbabwe’s Harare at 135.

f. Papua New Guinea’s Port Moresby at 136.

g. Karachi at 137.

h. Nigeria’s Lagos at 138.

i. Dhaka at 139.

j. Damascus at 140

For India, only New Delhi and Mumbai could make it to the list with:

New Delhi at 112th position.

Mumbai at 117th position.

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