The ten best cities in the world to live after the worst of COVID-19

As every year, different experts from sectors such as the economy or infrastructure have participated in the preparation of a list of the best and worst cities to live in around the world, all within the company called Economist Intelligence Unit’s’, associated with The Economist.

The pandemic has taken its toll on all corners of the world, some more than others due to their socioeconomic and health situation, directly affecting the ranking compared to the one prepared a year ago, so that The current list reflects the living conditions in the middle of the pandemic or in this stretch in which little by little more people are immunized. New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Switzerland are the winning countries.

Auckland (New Zealand), the great winner

The pandemic has positively affected New Zealand and Auckland in this ranking. It is chosen as the best city in the world to live in, unseating Vienna from the first place (Austria), which was the ideal city to reside in since 2018 and is no longer even among the top ten. Auckland owns 1,657 million inhabitants, who currently have the best living conditions.

Australia is another perfect country to live in, placing four cities in the top ten. They are Adelaide (3rd), Perth (6th), Melbourne (9th) and Brisbane (10th). Japan has not gone bad either, with two, Osaka (2nd) and Tokyo (5th), as well as Switzerland, which has Zurich (7th) and Geneva (8th). These three countries are the ones that clearly dominate the ranking:

  • Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Osaka, Japan.
  • Adelaide, Australia.
  • Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Tokyo Japan.
  • Perth, Australia.
  • Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Melbourne, Australia.
  • Brisbane, Australia.
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Damascus (Syria), the worst city to live

Damascus, the capital of Syria, is still the city where life is hardest, especially because of the civil war. In this part of the ranking, all the cities are in underdeveloped countries or countries affected by some warlike conflict or situation of poverty. In addition, the pandemic has negatively increased poor living conditions. There is no European city. The ten worst ranked are as follows:

  • Damascus, Syria
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Algiers, Algeria
  • Tripoli, Libya
  • Karachi, Pakistan
  • Harare, Zimbabue
  • Duala, Cameroon
  • Caracas Venezuela

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