According to the survey, the Capital comes so low because of the perceived threat of crime and terrorism – although it’s improved its position by one place from last year, so it’s not all bad news (although not that great, either).
The survey has 5 areas of judging criteria: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Apparently, cities that tended to score higher were mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with a relatively low population density. In which case, it's hardly surprising that seven of the top 10 scoring countries are in Australia and Canada. Still, if you’re thinking of somewhere a bit closer to home, Manchester comes in at a reasonably respectable 42.
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