The global context caused some European cities to fall from their positions. For example, Vienna, the capital of Austria, was in the first position until before the pandemic and currently does not even appear in the top 10. On the other hand, there are cities, such as Australia, Japan and New Zealand, that rose in the ranking. Given that managed to respond quickly to the Covid-19 crisis and thus they managed to minimize contagions.
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This city managed to top the first place for the ability to mitigate the coronavirus. Only 4,048 people were infected and 27 died in a country with five million inhabitants. The health control of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, was strict since the first 100 cases of the virus were detected.
In addition, it was ranked as the best city for having an unparalleled cultural wealth, variety of culinary dishes and easy access to public transportation by current salary standards.
It ranked second as one of the most comfortable and livable cities. Although Japan has maintained a regular infection trend compared to other countries in the world, Osaka, being a city with more than four million inhabitants, has remained one of the lowest in infections.
It is also one of the most home to university students in the world, according to a study by QS University. And public transport consists of nine subway lines that run through the city from north to south and from east to west for a price of ¥ 2.
The city earned its third place for having the lowest crime rates in the world. And, being a small city, transportation, food and housing costs are low. If you aspire to live there, the minimum wage is u $ s740 a week.
Public transport has some free tram sections and a bus system that is around US $ 2 per ticket. The cost of living can be even a 20% lower than other major cities in the same country like Sidney and Brisbane.
- Wellington, New Zealand
Due to border closures and a low case rate, New Zealand has been able to keep its theaters, restaurants and other cultural attractions open. Additionally, students have been able to continue attending school. So the easing allowed New Zealand’s capital Wellington to benefit from this relative freedom, moving from 15th to 4th place in the current rankings.
Basic and sanitary services are very good and living there is quite accessible. The city is one of the best to study English for its courses. It is also the headquarters of several technology and audiovisual media companies.
Japanese cities ranked fifth due to the continued high stability score. In addition to health care, which, in the table of scores, reached 100. It also obtained other high scores in other aspects.
Tokyo has low pollution rates. For this reason, the quality of the air and the purity of the water mean that the life expectancy is greater than 84 years. In addition, in 2019, the Economist Intelligence Unit named Tokyo the safest city in the world. And the QS University ranking places the city in the second position of the best to study for its multiculturalism and the attractive offer of internships in large companies.
The other cities that complete the Top 10 made by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) are:
- Perth, Australia
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Geneva, Switzerland
- Melbourne, Australia
- Brisbane, Australia