Munich “Only” 25th in Global Liveability Ranking 2016 Photo: CCO Public Domain

Munich “Only” 25th in Global Liveability Ranking 2016

By  Thursday, 18.8.2016, 19:05    News

Today’s, August 18, 2016 abendzeitung-muenchen.de airs disappointment by the place the bavarian capital took at the Global Liveability Ranking 2016 by London’s The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking. Munich is placed at 25 of total of 140 cities which have been ranked. Best placed German city is Hamburg at 10.

The latest findings of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking – which provides scores for lifestyle challenges in 140 cities worldwide – show that although Melbourne has retained its crown as the world's most liveable city, liveability has deteriorated in 29 of the 140 cities (20 per cent) surveyed over the last 12 months.

The decline is largely a result of heightened fears over terrorism with more than 1,000 reported attacks in 2016 so far, with incidents in France, Turkey, the US and Belgium being the most high profile. Factors such as social unrest in many US cities due to the deaths of black people in police custody, tensions in Eastern Europe and Asia and the ongoing civil wars in Ukraine, Syria and Libya have compounded the decline.

The Economist Intelligence Unit's liveability rating, part of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual's lifestyle across five broad categories of Stability, Healthcare, Culture and environment, Education and Infrastructure.

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Gunther Braun

Born in northern Germany, Günther moved to Bavaria at an early age, falling in love with Munich and its magical mountains and lakes to the south. 

A keen hiker and computer programmer by profession, Günther is keen to make the world of Munich more accessible to the English-speaking world. You can contact him on info@total-munich.com 

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