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Best cities in the world to live

Postby superedge » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 1:00 pm

from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4306936.stm
Vancouver is 'best place to live'

Canadians have a lot to toast in terms of liveability, the EIU reckons
Vancouver is the world's best place to live, a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has found.
The EIU ranked 127 cities in terms of personal risk, infrastructure and the availability of goods and services.

All the cities that fell into the top "liveability" bracket were based in Canada, Australia and Western Europe.

The worst places were Algiers in Algeria, and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea because "many aspects of daily life present challenges", the EIU said.

Safe havens?

Canadian cities scored well, as did Austria's Vienna and Switzerland's Geneva, because they are not seen as targets for terror attacks.

TOP TEN
Vancouver
Melbourne
Vienna
Geneva
Perth
Adelaide
Sydney
Zurich
Toronto
Calgary
Source: EIU

The main uncertainty for people living in the those cities are climate-related, the EIU said.

"In the current global political climate, it is no surprise that the most desirable destinations are those with the lower perceived threat of terrorism," said Jon Copestake, editor of the EIU report.

The survey has produced a mixed picture of the world's cities. London was ranked in the 10th group, on a par with Dublin and Los Angeles, but one place below Manchester, four behind Berlin, five lower than Tokyo, and six off Helsinki, Frankfurt and Stockholm.

Bottom 10 cities
Tehran
Douala
Harare
Abidjan
Phnom Penh
Lagos
Karachi
Dhaka
Algiers
Port Moresby
Source: EIU

In Latin America, "no city manages to present ideal living conditions, neither do any fall into the category where extreme difficulties are faced", the EIU said.

Montevideo in Uruguay, Santiago in Chile and Buenos Aires in Argentina offer the region's best conditions. Bogota in Colombia and Caracas in Venezuela score the least favourably.

In Asia, cities in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, China and Taiwan all score well, as do Australia's main hubs.

Africa and the Middle East fare less well, with the EIU citing concerns about terror attacks, and economic and political instability.

Some of the worst performing cities include Harare in Zimbabwe and Lagos in Nigeria


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The article mention: Cities in Singapore... I do not know what that means :)

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Postby Linna_ » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 1:26 pm

All Canadian cities coldest in the world,
Most Swiss cites is most expensive,
Australian cities the most bored and empties places :)

no much left for comfortable living

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Postby superedge » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 1:40 pm

Linna_ wrote:All Canadian cities coldest in the world,
Most Swiss cites is most expensive,
Australian cities the most bored and empties places :)

no much left for comfortable living


:)

I do not know about canadian cities, I've never lived there. but the cities I know from Australia(Melbourne) and Switzerland(Geneva, st gallen and Zurich) were not boring or expensive...well, st gallen was boring but we always could get the train to get outta there ;)

Well, is expensive if you do not live there, but if you live there and make your money there, certainly is not expensive, IMHO

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Re: Best cities in the world to live

Postby Rose_YG » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 2:16 pm

Heya!!


they forget about MUNICH!! it's a beautiful place to live,bavarian mountains to explore ... many stuff to do ...!!


cheers

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 2:27 pm

Linna_ wrote:All Canadian cities coldest in the world,
Most Swiss cites is most expensive,
Australian cities the most bored and empties places :)

no much left for comfortable living


Nonsense!

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Re: Best cities in the world to live

Postby Saint » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 4:28 pm

Rose_YG wrote:Heya!!


they forget about MUNICH!! it's a beautiful place to live,bavarian mountains to explore ... many stuff to do ...!!


cheers


I don't seem to see Aldershot on the list of top places? Must be an oversight!

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Postby Vaucluse » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 4:51 pm

Linna_ wrote:All Canadian cities coldest in the world,
Most Swiss cites is most expensive,
Australian cities the most bored and empties places :)

no much left for comfortable living



And for the post with the most spelling and grammatical errors (as well as simply nonsensical whimsy):

Linna_ . . . .. =D> :wave: =D>


I had to come back for that one!



I'd second Aldershot - didn't you also mention the bevvy of beautiful women in your part of the world?
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Postby Saint » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 5:11 pm

Vaucluse wrote:I'd second Aldershot - didn't you also mention the bevvy of beautiful women in your part of the world?


:o depends on your perception of beautiful :lol:

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Postby Shilo2010 » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 5:11 pm

So four of the top ten cities to live in the world are Australian ?
We only have seven capital cities too!
I like these stats.
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Postby Vaucluse » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 5:16 pm

Africa and the Middle East fare less well


No shit, Sherlock . . . .


Anyone been to Baghdad, Beirut, Lagos or Brazzaville on vacation recently?

Add to that Melbourne . . . :?
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Postby k1w1 » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 10:06 pm

You don't like Melbourne, Vaucluse? I have heard heaps of good stuff about it, and was even thinking it could be a potential "next stop" for us... this changes a lot though... anyway, your thoughts?

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Postby tiki » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 10:34 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
Africa and the Middle East fare less well


No shit, Sherlock . . . .


Anyone been to Baghdad, Beirut, Lagos or Brazzaville on vacation recently?

Add to that Melbourne . . . :?


Nigeria..nice people but as a country.....'no shit sherlock exactly'.

Hey how come the aussies are in but no NZ cities? KAMATE!!!!!!!
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Postby k1w1 » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 10:38 pm

I think the bit about being a good city would be that there is stuff to do, money to do it with and the power to cook your dinner when you get home... Now, Tiki - does your home town have all of those attributes - cos mine sure as shit don't!!! :P In fact, I'm scratching my head to think of a town that qualifies.

I'm from Chch BTW - you?

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Postby Vaucluse » Sat, 29 Oct 2005 9:13 am

k1w1 wrote:You don't like Melbourne, Vaucluse? I have heard heaps of good stuff about it, and was even thinking it could be a potential "next stop" for us... this changes a lot though... anyway, your thoughts?



Well, this just goes back to the Sydney - Melbourne rivalry. Sydney is infinitely prettier, with the proviso of having sufficient funds to live in the right places (60%of the city sucks to live, western/south-western suburbs) whereas Melbourne has a nicer population, better food and a better feeling of community.
I have a chance to take a job in Melbourne or Sydney at the moment, but I will stay here instead - but were I to move I would choose Melbourne.

Tongue in cheek, k1kw1 - you'd probably like Melbourne.
(Mrs. 'Cluse is also from Chch - very nice place, but where are the tall buildings?)

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Postby tiki » Sat, 29 Oct 2005 11:53 am

k1w1 wrote:I think the bit about being a good city would be that there is stuff to do, money to do it with and the power to cook your dinner when you get home... Now, Tiki - does your home town have all of those attributes - cos mine sure as shit don't!!! :P In fact, I'm scratching my head to think of a town that qualifies.

I'm from Chch BTW - you?


I hail(ed) from Rotorua..and we got a Museum and...well, we have a Museum. Yea I reckon I know where you're coming from about stuff to do and all...but we have a Museum.
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