If meeting friends in a coffeehouse, indulging in Sacher torte, and spending evenings and weekends enjoying concerts, operas, and museums sounds like the ideal lifestyle, you’ll likely agree with the 2022 Global Livability Index published by The Economist. For the third time in five years, Vienna has topped the list of most livable cities.

The Global Livability Index is produced each year by the Economist Intelligence Unit of The Economist, which rates cities


These days, Americans have a lot to be stressed out about. While coronavirus case numbers are falling globally, the World Health Organization says it is too early to declare the pandemic over. And Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created a refugee crisis and roiled markets — with U.S. and European officials predicting the conflict will only worsen.

While the cities Americans live in should give them solace, it turns out that some places might