Luxembourg City among the top 20 most liveable cities in the world
14 July 2022
Luxembourg ranked 17th out of 173 cities in the Economist’s 2022 Global Liveability Ranking
Each year, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) releases its much-anticipated liveability index for cities around the world. The index is based off 30 factors across five areas: stability, healthcare, education, culture and the environment, and infrastructure.
This year’s index was marked by the rollback of COVID-19 restrictions which allowed the liveability ranking to return to a pre-pandemic resemblance.
Access the summary of the Global Liveability Index 2022
Luxembourg’s rise in rankings
Luxembourg City’s ranking has improved well over the past years. Six years ago (2016) the city took the 25th position and since then, has been inching its way into the top 20.
Luxembourg City’s rank of 17th is a break into the top-20 most liveable cities in the world. Having achieved an overall score of 94 out of 100 possible points, the city scored well in stability, culture & environment and infrastructure. Notably, Luxembourg scored a perfect 100 in healthcare.
Improving ‘Living Conditions’ in Luxembourg
Researchers in the Living Conditions department of the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) are studying scientifically high-level and socially relevant research. Through their analysis they help to address new societal challenges on economic and social issues to contribute toward the construction of a knowledge-based society. Some works include:
- Parental Leave: LISER researcher Marie Valentova studies work-family reconciliation policies, e.g. parental leave, to better facilitate the work-life balance and enhance gender equality. Evaluation of parental leave take-up and its consequences helps to understand how different segments of the eligible population respond to the policy.
- Same-sex partnerships: LISER researcher Shuai Chen is studying minorities and diversity in economics. As sexual minorities have been traditionally unexplored in the domain of economics, his research projects explore the well-being of sexual minorities including whether there is a causal effect of partnership on happiness. Studying these topics is important and expected to provide some policy implications for local authorities.
- Spatial inequalities: Natalia Zdanowska is a Research Associate at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research. She focuses on cities, system of cities, economic and social geography. Her current research interest is on spatial inequalities in the city of Luxembourg.
- Gender gap and child human capital: applied economist at LISER and visiting researcher at the University of Luxembourg, Georgia Menta is working on socio-economic inequalities, taking an interest in the growing field of social science genomics.
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