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:
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Tokyo, Japan
- Melbourne, Australia
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Helsinki, Finland
- Vienna, Austria
- Zürich, Switzerland
- Munich, Germany
- Kyoto, Japan
- Fukuoka, Japan