Is Finland the best place to live?
According to The Economist, Vienna is the best place to live in the world. Helsinki is the 16th best, go Finland!
The British media group the Economist publishes an annual Global Liveability Ranking, which ranks 140 cities for their urban quality of life based on assessments of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Finland has always ranked well in this survey. Last year Helsinki was on the 9th spot, this year the 16th.
Although the position has dropped, the survey notes:
“It must be noted that ranking movements do not necessarily arise from a change in liveability in the cities themselves, but reflect how cities compare with one another. Although four cities have fallen from the top ten over the past year—Auckland (from 8th to 12th), Perth (from 7th to 14th), Helsinki (from 9th to 16th) and Hamburg (from 10th to 18th)—none of these have seen a fall in their overall scores during this period.”
So is Helsinki a good place to live?
When it comes to overall conditions, it is. The concept of liveability is simple: it assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions. In Finland these conditions such as healthcare and education are top notch.