The liveable cities index 2011— Global


For our Quality-of-Life issue, Monocle has been busy researching the world’s top cities. And with a re-jig of the way each urban centre is assessed, this year’s top 25 promises some surprises.

Helsinki, Liveability, Quality of live, Urbanism

For this fifth edition of our global quality of life survey we decided to shake up the metrics. It’s not that we wanted to knock a couple of cities out of the top 25 or be difficult just for the sake of it – more a case of attempting to right a couple of elements that have been nagging at us since we embarked on this project in 2007.

While low crime, efficient transport, strong public services and a dash of good looks all count for a lot in our rankings, we also know that there are many other elements (non-scientific) that are important to the mix…


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