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Vienna has been named as world's most liveable city. It is third year running the Austrian capital has won this accolade. Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released its annual Global Liveability Index earlier this week. Index ranked 173 cities worldwide on number of factors that affect quality of life. These include culture and environment, education, healthcare, infrastructure, and stability. Vienna was awarded "perfect" scores in all but one of five categories. It failed to scoop maximum points for culture, "owing to lack of major sporting events". Vienna's two million residents are blessed with stunning architecture and rich musical legacy.

EIU said the average score for liveability in cities around globe rose "fractionally over past year". It cautioned that "risks to stability remain". It said tensions around the world could see deterioration in the Index in coming years. Since we conducted our survey, there have been more instances of civil unrest and demonstrations around world, suggesting continuing stress on liveability, that is unlikely to ease in near future." The CNBC website said: "The stability category recorded biggest decline out of all five categories this year, held back by geopolitical conflict, civil unrest, as well as ongoing housing crisis and crime seen across many cities."

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