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Budapest Ranks 32nd in the World’s Most Liveable Cities


Budapest, the stunning capital of Hungary, has recently been ranked as the 32nd most liveable city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2024 Global Liveability Index. This remarkable achievement showcases the city’s continuous efforts to improve the quality of life for its residents and visitors alike.

Among European cities, Budapest has shown the most significant improvement in its liveability score, jumping seven places from its previous ranking. The study evaluates 173 cities based on stability, healthcare, education, culture and environment, and infrastructure.

While acknowledging that there is still room for improvement and much to learn from cities like Vienna, which has consistently topped the rankings for years, Budapest’s progress is truly commendable. In fact, only Hong Kong and Singapore have surpassed Budapest in terms of the improvement in their quality of life.

The 2024 Global Liveability Index research highlights that Western Europe is collectively the most liveable region in the world. Vienna, the Austrian capital, has secured the top spot in the ranking since 2018, earning an impressive 98.4 points out of a possible 100. Other cities in the top ten include Copenhagen, Zurich, Melbourne, Calgary, Geneva, Sydney, Vancouver, Osaka, and Auckland.

Budapest’s score of 92.0 points out of 100 is a testament to the city’s ongoing development and its commitment to providing an exceptional living experience for its inhabitants and visitors. As one of the fastest-improving cities in the world, Budapest offers a unique blend of rich history, stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and modern amenities.

For tourists visiting Hungary, this news serves as a compelling reason to explore the wonders of Budapest. From the iconic Parliament Building and the picturesque Danube River to the thermal baths and the bustling ruin bars, Budapest has something to offer for every type of traveler. The city’s improved liveability ranking is a reassuring sign that visitors can expect a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable stay in this captivating Central European destination.

As Budapest continues to invest in its infrastructure, healthcare, education, and cultural offerings, it is poised to climb even higher in the rankings of the world’s most liveable cities. Tourists can look forward to experiencing a city that prioritizes the well-being and satisfaction of its people, making it an increasingly attractive destination for those seeking an unforgettable travel experience.

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