Each year, the EIU
gives 140 cities score out of 100 on a range of factors, such as living standards, crime, transport infrastructure, access to education and healthcare, as well as political and economic stability.
Each year the EIU
gives 140 cities scores out of 100 on a range of factors such as living standards, crime, transport infrastructure, access to education and healthcare, as well as political and economic stability.
"Sydney has risen from fifth to third, thanks to an improvement in its culture and environment score, reflecting an increased focus on combating and mitigating the impacts of climate change, as outlined by the city's 'Sustainable Sydney 2030' strategy," the EIU
Qatar's real economic growth will remain stable between 2019 and 2030 and average 3.1% during the period, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU
Quoting Alioune Badiane, president of The Urban Think Tank Africa in Senegal, EIU
says "in any city where you can often see a woman walking alone at night, you can bet that is a safe city." EIU
said that although a seemingly simple metric, walking alone at night indicates safety from violent attack.
Top performers such as Finland and Switzerland are considered to excel in producing future-oriented strategies that help nurture 'a vision that belongs to a global citizen,' according to the EIU
The country's score of 81 in the EIU
's 2018 Infrascope index was only behind top placer Thailand's 83 and was higher than China's 80.
Touching on politics in Ghana, the EIU
report said Nana Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party (NPP) will see the country's economic situation generally improved during the remainder of their term of office.
"Seoul continues to be one of the most expensive cities in the world to top up a shopping basket," the EIU
said in the press release.
"Investor sentiment and private consumption growth over the forecast period will be held back by underlying political instability, although the recent formation of a new government will provide a small fillip to business and consumer confidence," EIU
"Beyond the traditional megacities along the coast, third- and fourth-tier cities in central China are rising in economic importance and should be on the radar of China-focused businesses," said Wang Dan, a China analyst at the EIU
Based on the EIU
's 2018 Asian Digital Transformation Index, the Philippines retained its 10th ranking among the 11 countries included in the index with a score of 12.8.