Pandemic propels Auckland to top of EIU’s most liveable cities ranking


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The last time Auckland was in the top 10 was in 2017, when it came eighth, a position Melbourne shared with Geneva this year. Vienna fell to 12th.

New Zealand’s elimination of Covid-19 within its borders through lockdown measures helped by its geographic isolation, however, gave its cities a big boost. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Covid-19 has shaken up the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual ranking of most liveable cities, propelling Auckland to first place, replacing Vienna, which crashed out of the top 10 as the island nations of New Zealand, Australia and Japan fared best.

“New Zealand’s tough lockdown allowed their society to reopen and enabled citizens of cities like Auckland and Wellington to enjoy a lifestyle that looked similar to pre-pandemic life,” the EIU said in a statement.



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