For the fifth year in a row, Vancouver topped the list of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s most livable cities report, which is determined by a combination of environment, health care, culture. According to Reuters, Vancouver received an almost perfect score of 98 percent in the 2011 liveability study. The remainder of the top 10 spots were dominated by Australia and Canada. Last year’s second place city, Vienna, was dethroned by Melbourne.
The first U.S. city to appear on the list was Pittsburgh in 29th place, followed by Los Angeles in 44th, and New York in 56th. Popular European tourist sites like Paris and London were ranked 16th and 53rd respectively. Asia’s most liveable city was Osaka, which narrowly missed the top ten coming in at number 12, followed by Tokyo, which ranked 18th.
Here’s a slideshow of the ten cities that earned the highest scores.