The capital of Australia – Canberra – is highest ranked city in the entire database of the Numbeo website in Quality of Life rating. The second highly ranked was Dutch Eindhoven, the third – the city of Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. The top ten included three more U.S. cities (Charlotte, also located in North Carolina, Columbus in Ohio and Madison in Wisconsin), two Australian (Adelaide and Brisbane), Wellington (New Zealand) and Zurich (Switzerland).
Among the Ukrainian cities, Lviv took the 175th place in the ranking, Kyiv is in 192nd place. Odesa was on the 195th place in the ranking of the Quality of Life Index, Kharkiv 196th and Dnipro ranks 202nd.
Caracas (Venezuela), Lagos (Nigeria) and Dhaka (Bangladesh) are recognized as the worst cities in the world for liveability. Beijing has received very low marks (mainly due to ecology and transportation problems) and Rio de Janeiro (extremely high crime).
The Quality of Life rating takes into account eight parameters, including purchasing power of the population, safety, health care, the cost of living, property price to income ratio, traffic commute time, pollution and climate.