World Health Organizations World’s Best Cities To Live In 2020
Australia was the first country outside China to impose a ban on social dissociation rules, to stop the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus. Berlin ranked ninth on the list and did better than any other city in the world in terms of health and safety, according to the World Health Organization. It helped place the city, with a population of about 1.5 million people and an average annual income of $30,000 a year, where it would be during a pandemic.
South Korea has been cited for its ability to deal with a pandemic, while maintaining strong economic performance, closing non-vital businesses and closing entire cities to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Seoul ranked eighth on the list, with an average annual income of about $30,000 and a population of 1.5 million, according to the World Health Organization (despite its high cost of living).
In the year of the coronavirus, Paris, which is normally one of the top cities, ranked seventh. Paris has a strong cultural significance that is felt throughout the city, and it also scores highly in terms of quality of life and accessibility.
With a little over 106,000 US dollars, Frankfurt has one of the highest GDP of all German cities. European countries are neighbours, but the country is battling COVID 19, as France experiences a second wave of infections.
Melbourne is an interesting and competitive fifth place, slightly above the average in every metric except COVID-19. Melbourne performs very well in environmental measurements, setting tough and aggressive targets for CO2 emissions, but it is slightly below average in terms of COVID-19 and underperforms on climate change. New York City performs well in all indicators, with the highest GDP and second-highest population growth in the world.
The United States has struggled to contain the virus losing more than 200,000 people, but the main factor pushing it down is the same as the high death rate in London.
Singapore did well despite the impact of COVID-19, coming in third, while London came in second. Indeed, Singapore is the only city in the world with a higher death rate than London in this year’s rankings. Even in 2015, the year of the outbreak, when COVID-18 was not a factor, London would have been second and Singapore first. If it had been Singapore, its response to COVID-20 would have resulted in more than 99% of people recovering. A far cry from the London recovery.
Japan has one of the highest death rates in the world and the second highest life expectancy. Tokyo ranked first, given its low death rate and high standard of living. The UK was in second place, but had to significantly reduce its levels due to the impact of COVID-19 and COVID-20 on its health.
There were some results in the ranking that would have been surprising in any other year, such as Japan’s low death rate and high life expectancy, but not in 2020.
Cities are often considered liveable, but some cities perform worse than others in terms of quality of life, such as London, New York and Paris. The United States now ranks last, with the highest death rate and lowest life expectancy in 2020.
The spread of COVID-19 and the deaths that followed have pushed the city to the bottom of the list. The number of COVID-19 deaths (per million) is very high for a country that faced the first wave and is currently experiencing a limited second wave.
But COVID-19 deaths is also why many East Asian cities, such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, jumped to the top of the list. Indeed, the city is often praised as a role model for dealing with the virus and is highly rated accordingly. The nightlife has now reopened, a number of popular restaurants and bars are open for business people, as well as restaurants, bars and restaurants.
The same is true of Seoul, South Korea, which avoided greater economic influence by keeping the decline relatively small. The lowest number of COVID-19 deaths is also lower than that of Kuala Lumpur (18 deaths), while the US had the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths.