The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Livability Ranking, keeps Prague in the same spot as last year, while assigning it the favorable livability rating of 84.7.

“Prague’s score has increased slightly over the last five years to reflect improvements in infrastructure. The city has been ranked no higher than 58th and no lower than 61st since the ranking was devised over a decade ago,” said Jon Copestake, editor of Liveability Report.

Melbourne continues to be ranked as the world’s most livable city, Vienna maintains its second position.

Liveability has deteriorated in 29 of the 140 cities, due to heightened fears over terrorism with more than 1,000 reported attacks in 2016 so far; tensions in Eastern Europe and Asia and the ongoing civil wars in Ukraine, Syria and Libya have compounded the decline.

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