Sofia Named World's 87th Most Livable City

Business | August 16, 2012, Thursday // 13:26
Bulgaria: Sofia Named World's 87th Most Livable City Bulgaria's capital Sofia has been ranked 87th out of 140 cities. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's capital Sofia has been ranked 87th out of 140 cities from all over the world in the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2012 Global Liveability Survey.

In the report, cities are scored up to 100 on their political stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

With a score of 70.5, Sofia is one spot ahead of Dubai and one behind Doha.

With Vancouver slipping down the ranking slightly in 2011, Melbourne remains the most liveable location of the 140 cities surveyed with an overall rating of 97.5, followed by the Austrian capital, Vienna.

London is 55th, New York is 56th, Moscow is 70th and Beijing is 72nd.

Rio de Janeiro, the next host of the Olympics, shares the 92nd position with Johannesburg.

Lagos, Port Moresby and Dhaka occupy the last three spots, the lowest score being the Bangladeshi capital's 38.7.

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