Tokyo is the world’s (second) “most livable city”

25 Jun

Monocle magazine makes a list of the world’s most livable cities every year.

Tokyo is ranked number 2 on the list behind Copenhagen, Denmark.


In fact, three Japanese cities, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Fukuoka are on the top ten.

Six of the other seven cities on the top ten most livable cities in the world are European.

The criteria used to judge the most livable cities were:
economics, society, functionality, everyday living, happiness of people, crime rate, health care, public schools, public transportation, access to nature, culture, sunlight/climate, number of electronic vehicle charging spots, ease of starting a new business and tolerance.

Here is Monocle‘s list of the top ten most livable cities in the world:

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Tokyo, Japan
  3. Melbourne, Australia
  4. Stockholm, Sweden
  5. Helsinki, Finland
  6. Vienna, Austria
  7. Zürich, Switzerland
  8. Munich, Germany
  9. Kyoto, Japan
  10. Fukuoka, Japan

6 Responses to “Tokyo is the world’s (second) “most livable city””

  1. Andrew July 9, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    I’m from Sydney, Australia, but totally agree with monocle. In fact monocle has a special edition just on tokyo which I look at every time I visit tokyo. I think it’s the best city in the world!


    • tokyo5 July 9, 2014 at 11:58 am #

      >I think it’s the best city in the world!

      Me, too.
      Have you visited other parts of Japan too?


  2. Mélanie July 1, 2014 at 4:12 am #

    lucky you! 🙂 I’ve been to Japan 4 times and I do hopr to return some day asap… I was in Fukuoka 18 months ago… I’ve fallen in love with Kyoto where I’ve been twice: I could live there… 🙂


    • tokyo5 July 1, 2014 at 7:17 am #

      Four times? Great!
      Have you seen much of Tokyo?


  3. mikeladano June 25, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Wow, Canada didn’t even make the list!


    • tokyo5 June 25, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

      Yeah … not a single North American city (or Central or South America either)!

      Was it the safety factor? Public transportation? Tolerance?


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