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Vienna: The City with the Highest Quality of Life in 2024

The Austrian capital, Vienna, has once again been named the city with the highest quality of life worldwide. The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its newest ranking, and Vienna secured the top spot for the third time in a row. Alongside Vienna, several other European cities made it into the top 10, including Copenhagen in second place and Zurich in third place.

Factors for Quality of Life

The ranking of the most livable cities is based on a variety of objective criteria. These include the quality of the healthcare system, education, cultural offerings, public infrastructure, and housing costs. Vienna stands out particularly in terms of housing costs due to its extensive system of public and cooperative housing. A total of 173 cities worldwide were evaluated. Many cities have improved their quality of life compared to the previous year, largely due to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Sustainable urban planning measures also contribute to this improvement.

The Top 10 Most Livable Cities

Canada, Australia and Switzerland are strongly represented with two cities each.

Here is the full list of the top 10 cities with the highest quality of life:

  1. Vienna, Austria
  2. Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Zurich, Switzerland
  4. Melbourne, Australia
  5. Calgary, Canada
  6. Geneva, Switzerland
  7. Sydney, Australia
  8. Vancouver, Canada
  9. Osaka, Japan
  10. Auckland, New Zealand

These cities are distinguished by their outstanding living conditions, offering residents an exceptionally high quality of life. Vienna's continuous top position is particularly noteworthy, confirming the city as one of the best places to live worldwide.

As one of Vienna’s most renowned real estate agencies, we offer the most exquisite and exclusive penthouses and villas in Vienna. Our premium properties provide you the opportunity to fully enjoy the exceptional quality of life this city has to offer.

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