World's most livable cities: Vienna climbs back to its No. 1 spot. These are the biggest decliners

World's most livable cities: Vienna climbs back to its No. 1 spot. These are the biggest decliners

After two years, Vienna has overtaken Auckland as the world's most livable city, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Vienna ranked first in 2018 and 2019, but was overtaken by Auckland, New Zealand, during the pandemic and slipped to 12th place in 2021, according to the Global Liveability Index 2022. The EIU said that Auckland's position on the index dipped to the 34th place this year because of higher Covid-19 infection rates and strict border controls in 2021. Although lockdowns ended in New Zealand in December, well-vaccinated cities in Europe and Canada had begun easing restrictions earlier. However, it's unlikely that Auckland would've clinched the top position in this year's ranking even without a pandemic, according to the EIU. "Other cities falling was why Auckland was …
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