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Auckland confirmed as top 10 global city

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15 August 2012

Auckland confirmed as top 10 global city

Auckland’s position as one of the world’s top 10 most liveable cities has been confirmed with the release of the latest Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report.

The report puts Auckland as the world’s 10th most liveable city, a position it has held for the past three years.

The EIU index is one of three internationally recognised indices of liveable cities. In the most recent Mercer Quality of Living Index, Auckland climbed from fourth to third position.

In the Monocle magazine index of Most liveable Cities, Auckland leapt from 13th to ninth position.

The Mayor says the top 10 ranking in the Economist Index is great news but proves there is a still lot of work to be done as Auckland strives to be the world’s most liveable city.

The EIU Index is based on five categories. In education, Auckland is first equal, in culture and environment third, in stability fourth equal and healthcare 10th. In infrastructure, the only top 10th city that ranks worse than Auckland is Toronto.

“The survey proves that internationally Auckland is obviously a very attractive city,” says Len Brown. “But objectives like a world-class integrated transport system, a quality inclusive compact city, an economic powerhouse providing jobs for all our people, and protection for our built and natural environment still provide Auckland with lots of challenges on the path to becoming the world’s most liveable city.”


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