Copenhagen has been ranked the world’s best city to live in for the second time on the Most Livable Cities Index. The capital of Denmark’s creative environment, green initiatives, international connectivity and relaxed lifestyle all contributed to the city being named the most livable in world.
The Danish city beat Melbourne and Helsinki to be ranked world No.1 on Monocle Magazine’s Most Livable Cities Index. This is the second time the British lifestyle magazine has ranked Copenhagen the most livable city in the world, crediting its life quality, sustainability and democratic values as main reasons for the decision.
Other contributing factors that made Denmark’s most populous city the best in the world included great design and architecture, good restaurants, its ‘cycle culture’ and most importantly, the fact that Copenhageners themselves are proud of their city.
Furthermore, in recent years the city has become more open, figuratively and literally, as Copenhagen’s shops have extended their opening hours and residents have become more to accepting to ethnic minorities and the gay community.
"This is a great recognition of Copenhagen. It strengthens the city's international position as a place where life quality, gastronomy, design, architecture, sustainability and democratic values are in focus," said Lars Bernhard Jorgensen, managing director of Wonderful Copenhagen CVB.
The capital of Denmark first won the accolade in 2008, and since then has placed in either second or third place. ANyone considering a holiday in Australia will be interested to know that Melbourne was ranked No.2 most livable city, followed by Helsinki in third. Coming in fourth was the Japanese city of Tokyo followed by Vienna in fifth.
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