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    Vancouver has again topped a list of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, giving the Canadian west coast city an extra boost as it opens the 2010 Winter Olympics.
    In the annual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Vancouver scored 98 percent on a combination of stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure -- a score unchanged from last year.
    The city has also topped the index since at least 2007. In the 2010 ranking, there was little change in the top positions with Vienna, Melbourne and Toronto still taking the second, third and fourth positions and the top 10 dominated by Canadian and Australian cities which took seven of the 10 slots.
    Johannesburg, which is hosting the soccer World Cup finals in June, came in 92nd place, the highest score in sub-Saharan Africa.
    "Vancouver scores well across all categories in the survey and the forthcoming Winter Games contribute to a strong score in the cultural and sporting events category," said Jon Copestake, editor of the report, in a statement.
    "Johannesburg has had well-documented crime problems, but performs better in other categories, with the highest overall liveability rating in sub-Saharan Africa."

    The Economist Intelligence Unit survey ranked 140 cities on 30 factors such as healthcare, culture and environment, and education and personal safety, using research involving resident experts and its own analysts.
    It said in a statement that these rankings were used by employers assigning hardship allowances as part of expatriate relocation packages.
    New York was ranked 56th, two slots behind London which was at number 54, while Los Angeles ranked at number 47. Zimbabwe's capital Harare scored the least, making it the list's worst city, with a rating of 37.5.

    Following is a list of the top 10 most liveable cities as ranked by The Economist:

    1. Vancouver, Canada 2. Vienna, Austria 3. Melbourne, Australia 4. Toronto, Canada 5. Calgary, Canada 6. Helsinki, Finland 7. Sydney, Australia 8. Perth, Australia 9. Adelaide, Australia 10. Auckland, New Zealand

    The bottom 10 cities were: 1. Harare, Zimbabwe 2. Dhaka , Bangladesh 3. Algiers , Algeria 4. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 5. Lagos, Nigeria 6. Karachi, Pakistan 7. Douala, Cameroon 8. Kathmandu, Nepal 9. Colombo, Sri Lanka 10. Dakar, Senegal


    Winter Olympics host Vancouver ranked world's most liveable city - Winter Olympics - Events & Tournaments - Sports - The Times of India

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    yeah, real livable

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    totally agree with vienna, austria being at the top of the list too.
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    Colombo is a great city! WTF?

    How is Colombo worse than Monrovia, Liberia?
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    I find it difficult to believe they included culture in the mix considering all those Australian cities on there.
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    ^^^^
    melbourne has loads to offer in terms of culture. it's got loads of art, music, fashion, design...
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