The Global Liveability Index 2022 was announced by the European Intelligence Unit (EIU) on June 24, 2022. It assessed 173 cities based on their living conditions and, in general, citizen living standards.
Mentioned below are parameters taken into consideration:
- Environment and Culture
- Infrastructure facilities
Importantly, first time this list evaluated five Indian Metropolitans: Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Delhi.
Before this year’s report, only Mumbai and Delhi were included among the 173 cities listed in the index.
Weightage of these parameters
- Cities throughout the world are graded on a variety of measures.
- Stability, culture, and the environment have been assigned the most terrific weightage of 25% each on this rating.
- Healthcare and infrastructure receive a 20% weightage, whereas education gets a 10% weightage.
- The Global Liveability Index assesses cities worldwide based on specific criteria for their “liveability factor.”
- According to the most recent ranking, Western European nations dominate the top ten list of the world’s most liveable cities.
- This year, Indian cities have done poorly.
Ranking of cities all around the world
- The city of Vienna in Austria has taken the top spot.
- It is trailed by Copenhagen, Denmark, which is ranked second.
- Tehran, Dhaka, Lagos, and Karachi have been named among the world’s top ten least liveable cities.
Indian cities scenario
- All five performed poorly, with scores ranging from 140 to 146. Delhi was placed first at 140th rank, followed by Mumbai at 141st rank, Chennai at 142nd rank, and Ahmedabad at 143rd rank.
- Bangalore was ranked 146th out of the five Indian cities, scoring 54.4 out of 100. Ironically, the “Ease of Living Index 2020,” published by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, showed that India’s Silicon Valley ranked highest.
- Bengaluru, India’s Silicon City, received an overall score of 54.4 out of 100 in the EUI assessment.
- Notably, Bengaluru scored 46.4 out of 100 in the infrastructural domain, which is lower than Karachi, Pakistan.
- Regarding infrastructure, Bengaluru tied with Lagos, Nigeria, for the third-least desirable city to live in.
- When rating cities’ infrastructure, the EIU considers several factors, public transit, road condition, telecommunications, energy distribution, water, international connectivity, and access to excellent housing are among the elements considered.
The Ease of Living Index
- The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs released this assessment in 2020 based on various criteria.
- The Ease of Living Index 2020 rankings was revealed for cities that have a headcount of more than ten lakh towns and people with a headcount of fewer than ten lakh people.
- In 2020, 111 cities took part in the evaluation procedure. The analysis divides them into Ten lakh+ populated cities, Less than ten lakh populated cities, and all Smart Cities Initiative cities.
- In the ten lakh+ categories, Bengaluru came out on top, trailed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Surat, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Indore, and Greater Mumbai. Shimla was placed first in the Less than ten lakh category, trailed by Bhubaneshwar, Kakinada, Salem, Vellore, Gurugram, Davangere, and Tiruchirappalli.