Wednesday, August 20 12:53:15
Dublin has been ranked as one of Europe's least appealing cities in which to set down roots.
That's according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual liveability index, which found that the Irish capital ranks only 20th in Europe, behind cities like Vienna, Zurich, Lyon, Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Madrid.
The report assesses the liveability of cities based on a number of key factors, including stability and the quality of healthcare, culture, the environment, education and infrastructure.
In European terms, only Rome, Budapest, Manchester, Reykjavik, London, Lisbon and Athens were deemed less attractive places than Dublin to live in.#
In global terms, Dublin was ranked in joint 46th place out of 140 alongside Houston in the US and Milan.
Melbourne topped the rankings as the world’s most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, followed by Vienna (Europe’s number one), Vancouver and Toronto.
Bottom of the global rankings was war-torn Damascus, which was deemed worse than Dhaka in Bangladesh, Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and Lagos, Nigeria.
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