Budapest has been voted the most liveable Eastern European city in this year’s Global Liveability Index compiled by the Economist Intelligence unit.
Rmx.news highlights that the list includes the 140 most liveable cities based on 30 criteria grouped in five categories - stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
Scoring just over 90 points out of a possible 100, Budapest took the lead over Prague and Moscow, the two most popular tourist destinations in Eastern Europe.
The top spot again went to the Austrian capital, Vienna, which scored a near-perfect 99.1, coming in just ahead of Melbourne. Otherwise, the top 10 is dominated by Japanese, Canadian and Australian cities and only one other European city, Copenhagen made it into the top ten in ninth place.
Despite their many attractions and positives, New York, London and Paris all missed the top ten on account of high crime rates and inadequate infrastructure.
The least liveable city on the 140-strong list remained Damascus in war-torn Syria.
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