Dublin loses rank in top 10 ‘most liveable’ cities in the world

by Gazette Reporter
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Dublin has dropped out of the top 10 in an index of the “most liveable” cities in the world as a direct result of Covid-related restrictions.

The location ratings index from mobility consultants ECA International places Dublin as the 15th most liveable city, marking a decline from last year’s ninth position.

“Having grown in popularity as a hub for expats from across the world in recent years, due to its low crime rates, good air quality, culture and infrastructure, [Dublin] has dropped five places due to the impact of Covid-19,” ECA said.

Belfast is joint-55th with London, both having dropped eight places. ECA said the liveability of 70% of cities around the world had been affected by “recreational limitations” this year.

Limits on freedom of movement also drove down scores. ECA’s rankings are based on factors including the availability of health services, housing and infrastructure.

Copenhagen retains the top spot for European expats, scoring well in several categories including clean air and low crime rate. New York (40th) has overtaken London for the first time.

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