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EIU Liveability Rankings

Announced twice a year in February and August by EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit), which is affiliated with the British weekly Economist, the Livability rankings are determined by examining 30 indices in 5 sectors (Social Safety, Medical Service, Culture/Environment, Education, and Infrastructure), and includes 140 cities.

Ranking

EIU Liveability Rankings
Category
(weight)
Rating
(Ideal=100)
Relative Liveability Index
(NY=100)
IndicatorRating
by
Category
Reference
Propulsion policy of Seoul Metropolitan GovernmentRelated Data
Stability
(25%)
80114
Prevalence of petty crimeTolerable
Prevalence of violent crimeAcceptable
Threat of military conflictUncomfortable
Threat of civil unrest/conflictAcceptable
Threat of terrorismTolerable
Healthcare
(20%)
8391
Availability of private healthcareAcceptable
Quality of private healthcareAcceptable
Availability of public healthcareTolerable
Quality of public healthcareTolerable
Availability of over the counter drugsAcceptable
General healthcare indicatorsUncomfortable
Culture and Environment
(25%)
8693
Climate : Humidity/Temperature ratingTolerable
Climate : Discomfort to travellersAcceptable
Cultural hardship : Corruption Uncomfortable
Cultural hardship : Social/religious restrictionsAcceptable
Cultural hardship : Level of censorshipTolerable
Recreation : SportsTolerable
Recreation : CultureTolerable
Recreation : Food and drink Acceptable
Availability of consumer goods and servicesAcceptable
Education
(10%)
100100
Availability of private education Acceptable
Quality of private educationAcceptable
General public education indicators Acceptable
Infrastructure
(20%)
89100
Transport : Quality of road networkTolerable
Transport : Quality of public transport Tolerable
Transport : Quality of regional or international connections Acceptable
Availability of good quality housingTolerable
Utilities : Quality of energy provision Acceptable
Utilities : Quality of water provision Acceptable
Utilities : Quality of telecommunications infrastructureAcceptable
Liveability rating86Policy Data (Combined)
Relative liveability index
(New York=100)
99