The British magazine Monocle has ranked Helsinki as the best city in the world in its annually published Liveable Cities Index of 25 of the world’s best cities. According to Tyler Brûlé, Monocle’s editor-in-chief, Helsinki is known for its good healthcare, public transport and education. Longer opening hours for shops and services also brought extra points for Helsinki in this year’s Liveable Cities Index.
The index also values the local and international opportunities offered by a city and Helsinki’s ranking benefited from its growing links to the growing economies of South Korea, India and China. The relatively low level of crime in Helsinki is another factor that contributed to its success in the rankings. Helsinki has been ranked fifth in the Liveable Cities Index for the past three years.
Source: Helsingin Sanomat