June 16, 2014

Helsinki the fifth most liveable city in the world

Restaurant Day, a food carnival invented in Helsinki and first held in 2011, has brought urban food culture to Helsinki's streets.
Restaurant Day, a food carnival invented in Helsinki and first held in 2011, has brought urban food culture to Helsinki's streets.
Timo Santala / Restaurant Day / Visit Helsinki

Helsinki has been ranked as the fifth most liveable city in the world by Monocle’s quality of life index. The London based Monocle magazine ranks the 25 most liveable cities in the world using metrics such as crime, healthcare, state-funded education and business climate to asses them.

Top 10 liveable cities in 2014:

1. Copenhagen
2. Tokyo
3. Melbourne
4. Stockholm
5. Helsinki
6. Vienna
7. Zürich
8. Munich
9. Kyoto
10. Fukuoka

Source: Monocle

Monocle, which has published the index since 2007, also assess liveability of the cities based on aspects such as amount of green spaces available, hours of sunshine and electric car-charging points.

In 2013, Monocle placed Helsinki to the third place, and in 2011 the Finnish capital was ranked as the most liveable city in the world.

This year Copenhagen claimed the number one position for the third time in a row. Tokyo was ranked as the second most liveable city followed by Melbourne, Stockholm and Helsinki.

In North America Vancouver was the highest ranked city (15), and Berlin was the highest riser over all moving six places to 14.
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