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Copenhagen is the world’s best city to live in

Photo: Daniel Rasmussen

The Danish capital is the world's most liveable city, according to the New York-based architecture and design magazine Metropolis.


Monday, September 19, 2016

The magazine just released its 2016 city rankings and Copenhagen took the top spot, followed by Berlin and Helsinki. 

The Metropolis’ honour is based largely on the city’s accessible infrastructure. The magazine heaped praise upon Copenhagen’s new-ish batch of cycling bridges that have made the city more accessible in recent years. Besides infrastructure, Metropolis stress Copenhagen’s performance on criteria’s such as housing, sustainability and culture.

The Danish capital has previously been ranked ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ by the London-based magazine Monocle, where the city scored high on cuisine, culture, public transportation and business. This year Copenhagen made it to the 4th spot on the list. With 20 Michelin stars being awarded to 16 restaurants this year, Copenhagen is cementing its place as one of Europe’s food capitals, the ranking points out.

The Metropolis magazine's top ten list:

  1. Copenhagen
  2. Berlin
  3. Helsinki
  4. Singapore
  5. Vienna
  6. Tokyo
  7. Oslo
  8. Melbourne
  9. Toronto
  10. Portland