“Livability in Indian cities is substantially constrained”: EIU Report

Despite rivalling Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi in the stability, healthcare and education criteria, Bengaluru falls behind due to its poor infrastructure facilities

“Livability in Indian cities is substantially constrained”: EIU Report
Aerial shot of Bangalore city of Nagawara area (source: wiki commons)

The Economist Intelligence Unit recently released the Global Livability Index for the year 2022. The Index ranks the living conditions of 173 countries all over the world included five Indian cities for the first time. Although New Delhi and Mumbai have featured in the Index previously, this year, Chennai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad were also added to the list.

Each category is weighed differently; stability and culture and environment have 25 per cent weightage, education is weighed at 10 per cent while healthcare and infrastructure are weighed at 20 per cent respectively. The scores of each category are then compiled and weighted to provide a score in the range of 1-100, where 1 is considered intolerable and 100 is considered ideal.