We all know how amazing Copenhagen is but it’s always good to hear it from somebody else. The media is singing the city’s praises again this year as the Liveable Cities Index by Monocle has once again named Copenhagen the best place to live in the world.
The study names the best 25 cities in which to live in the world and this year’s study marks the fifth year that Copenhagen has topped the list. The city’s welfare system, excellent transport and general safety were the main factors that pushed it to the top of the list and Mayor Sophie Hæstorp Andersen is pleased, to say the least:
‘I am a proud Copenhagener and Lord Mayor today. The award is a huge pat on the back to Copenhagen, which once again receives the great honor of being the world’s best city to live in. It is a recognition of the people of Copenhagen and our fantastic city.’ [Originally in Danish]
The Nordic countries always rank well in the Liveable Cities Index and this year is no exception, with Stockholm coming in at number five and Oslo at number 23. This year, efforts to slow climate change and create a sustainable future were also taken into account for the first time and it goes without saying that Copenhagen ranked highly in that respect.