Looking for the best cities to live in the world, as well as the best places to live in the U.S.? Every year, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranks the best places to live in the Global Liveability Index 2023.
This year, the Index covers 172 cities, with rankings based on a number of categories, including stability, healthcare, culture, education and infrastructure.
Ranked: The 20 Best Cities to Live in the World
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland has been singled out for its “cultural and sporting events, new hotels” as well as “improved flight connectivity”.
After New Zealand finally reopened following the end of the Covid-19 travel restrictions, Condé Nast said the country “is mightily gearing up for the throngs of foreign visitors anticipated in the coming year, especially in the city of Auckland”.
Events such as the Lantern Festival, Pasifika and the Fifa Women’s World Cup were also picked as “Auckland’s jam-packed events calendar seems to be making up for lost time”.
The Te Wānanga waterfront development on Quay Street, as well as a host of new hotels over the last three years, were also singled out as reasons to visit Tāmaki Makaurau.
”From the looks of it, 2023 will – finally – give Auckland its time to shine,” added the magazine.