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Tokyo is the seventh most liveable city in the world

Tokyo Tower from Roppongi Hills | Time Out Tokyo
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This week, Tokyo was officially recognised as one of the top ten most liveable cities in the world by EIU’s annual ranking report. Coming in on the seventh place in the ‘Most Liveable Cities’ index, a tie with Toronto in Canada, Tokyo has made its highest ranking yet thanks to a decline in crime rates as well as a stable improvement in the city’s public transportation system.

Surprisingly, Osaka also feature in the top ten, placing fourth, thanks to the city’s comprehensive infrastructure, low crime rates and stable public transport. Bumping Melbourne (Australia) from its top place this year is Vienna (Austria), which is now hailed as the most liveable city in the world.

While we can definitely agree that Tokyo is one convenient, comfortable and exciting city to live in, we hope that the impending Olympic Games and mass redevelopment around some of Tokyo’s major stations (Shibuya in particular) will bump up the city's ranking in the near future.

If this has inspired you to live in Tokyo, we have just the guide for you.