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

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

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