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Copenhagen is the second most livable city in the world!

The Economist’s sister company released the new Global Livability Index 2024. Out of 173 cities assessed, Copenhagen ranked second in the world for the third year in a row.

How is the Global Livability Index measured?

Every year, the Economist Intelligence assesses cities around the world to determine the “most livable” one based on five parameters:

  • Stability
  • Healthcare system
  • Culture and environment
  • Education
  • Infrastructure

How did Copenhagen become one of the most livable cities?

Denmark’s beautiful capital scored 98 points out of 100 across the five categories, trailing Vienna in first place only by 0.4 points. Two other European cities made the top five, with Zurich in third and Geneva in the fifth places. 

As the index’s creators point out, Copenhagen’s and other cities' modest size allows for a lower crime rate and less congested roads and transport systems. Furthermore, Copenhagen’s balance and stability in every aspect offer a great solution to the globally expanding cost-of-living crisis.

Copenhagen Capacity’s contribution

At Copenhagen Capacity, we are very pleased with these rankings, as they support our messages and help us to attract foreign companies and international talent to Copenhagen and Eastern Denmark.

Asbjørn Overgaard, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity

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Find out more about the Global Livability Index 2024 here.

Klaus Rovsing Kristiansen
Deputy Director of Investment Promotion & Head of Analysis