The Austrian city of Melbourne remained top on the list of the World’s Most Liveable city for the seventh year running.
Economist noted that terrorism and diplomatic tensions are eroding living conditions worldwide.
The Australian city was ranked number one out of 140 cities, slightly ahead of the Austrian capital Vienna, with the Canadian trio of Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary completing the top five.
The survey, released yesterday, scores cities on five broad categories: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education and infrastructure.
The Economist’s Intelligence Unit found that medium-sized cities in wealthy countries fared best.
Major hubs like New York, London, Paris and Tokyo were hives of activity but lost points due to high levels of crime and overcrowded public transport.
More broadly, global stability continued to weaken due to the increase in terror-related incidents world-wide.
The United States had seen a decline in a number of its cities over the past few years related to growing unrest.
It said increased diplomatic tensions, from Russia and the Ukraine to North Korea’s nuclear threat and Iran’s relationship with its neighbours, was leading to declining stability scores around the world.
Conflict was the main factor for those cities finishing on the bottom of the survey, with Syria’s Damascus at number 140, behind Nigeria’s Lagos, under threat from Islamist groups like Boko Haram and Libyan capital Tripoli, caught up in Middle Eastern strife. PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I Made Me =N=2.5 MILLION In 7 Days from 2 Common Product I Imported and how you can do the same. Click HERE FOR FREE Details right now Warning To Men: This 3 Foods Is Killing Your Erection. Click Here To Know Them Secret Fruits that increased my Manhood and makes me last 55 minutes+ all time - Click here to get it Warning: Got Arthritis? 3 Simple Ways To Get Cured And Be Permanently Free From Joint Pains. Click Here To See Them REVEALED!! Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level And Reverse Diabetics Within A Short Period Of Time. Click Here To See How MIDNIGHT,Pressed Mr Kilanko Suddenly Couldn't Urinate. Shrink your Enlarged Prostrate Here! Click Here Now