Best Cities to Live in 2019

Ashlesha Bhondwe Feb 8, 2019
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With many people all over the world aging, Everyone wants a peaceful city life. Not all metro cities of the world offer good living conditions. Social unrest, commutation problems, environmental factors deteriorate. A better life needs balance between standard of living, safety, and convenience. Read for some best cities to live in 2019.
All of us consider different parameters while deciding which city to live in. Some prefer to live in peaceful, silent cities while some prefer to live in the vibrant and fast paced ones. But there are some common factors which each one of us like to have into considerations like security, good environment, less pollution and good infrastructure.
Taking into consideration the various cultural and environmental factors, here is the list of some of the best cities to live in from the authors perspective.

Vienna, Austria

Capital and the largest city of Austria with the population of around 1.9 million. Being 7th largest city by population in cities among the European Union, today it has the second highest number of German speaking people after Germany.
It is the political and economic center of the nation. This city topped for the ninth time in the Mercer's Quality of living index. This city is known for its high quality of life, infrastructure and transport facilities. This city deserves to be on the top list.

Melbourne, Australia

It is the capital of the Australian state of Victoria with average population of around 4.8 million. This city has high rates of education, health-care, research and tourism. This city is among the top rankers of the liveable cities of the world.
It is one of the leading financial centers of the Asia-Pacific regions. It is also referred as cultural capital of Australia. It also has the world's largest urban tramway network.

Zurich, Switzerland

A city founded by Romans, Zurich is leading global city despite its low population. It is among the world's largest financial center and also headquarter to various companies of the world due to low tax rates.
The city is among the world leaders in environment protection with a deadline to reduce CO2 to one person per annum by 2050. 70% population use public transport. Official language is German and around 8-10% of the people speak English. So language can be a bit issue here.

Auckland, New Zealand

It's the largest urban area in the country with a population of around 1.5 million. It holds around 32% of the total New Zealand population. It is a diverse and multicultural city with the highest Polynesian population in the world.
It is a major economic and financial center. This city has mild climate, plenty of employment, leisure facilities which makes it to be among the top list of liveable cities. The negative aspect of this city is that the housing is among the least affordable in the world.

Vancouver, Canada

A coastal seaport city in Canada with a high population density. It has been consistently named among the top five cities of livability and quality of life. Urban planning is characterized by high rise buildings.
It is considered to have worst traffic in Canada. Because of heavy migration this city is ethnically diverse. It's the nation's largest industrial center. The city is a green and sustainable city with around 93% of the power generated by hydro-electricity.

Munich, Germany

With a population of around 1.5 million, this is the third largest city in Germany and 12th in European Union. In Bavaria it is a key economic centers of the country. It is a major center for arts, advanced technology, culture, education, tourism.
The city has a mix of historic and modern architecture. Munich is the second largest cultural center of the world and is the second largest publishing center in the world.

Dusseldorf, Germany

This is the capital of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the seventh most populous city in Germany. It is an international business and finance center renowned for its fashion and trade.
This city is one of the top telecommunications centers in Germany. This city has major contribution towards modern city music. This city has more than 100 galleries and 26 museums.

Frankfurt, Germany

This is the largest city of the German state of Hesse with an urban population of 2.3 million. Majority of the population is of migration background which implies that this city is a mix of different cultures.
It has one of the busiest airports of the world. Many global and European headquarters are located here. It is home to Europe's largest English theater. The city has excellent transport system.

Geneva, Switzerland

The second most populous city in Switzerland. This city is famous for its world wide center for diplomacy due to the presence of various international organizations.
The 2018 Mercer survey designated it as the 8th city in the world for quality of life. It's economy is mainly service oriented. It is one of the most expensive cities in the world. The majority of its population consist of outsiders.

Copenhagen, Denmark

The capital and most populous city of Denmark. It is one of the major financial centers of  northern Europe. It is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and is recognized as one of the most environment friendly cities.
This city aims to be carbon neutral by 2025. Because of its strong commitment to the environment, it is praised for its green economy.
The rankings of the 'Best Cities To Live' keep on changing according to different parameters taken into consideration. This information was given keeping in mind some common parameters like economy, socio-cultural, transportation and environment.
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