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Helsinki is one of the most stable cities in the world according to the Economist’s ranking. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Helsinki is the ninth most livable city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking.

Helsinki is the only city of the Nordic countries that made it to top ten in the list, which ranks the most livable cities according to stability, health care, culture, environment education and infrastructure in a total of 140 different cities.

The Finnish capital earned a score of 95.6 percent – earning full points in stability and health care. This is the second consecutive year when Helsinki holds the ninth position on the list.

The Australian capital, Melbourne, scored on top. The second place was taken by the Austrian capital, Vienna and the third place was taken by Toronto, the largest city in Canada.

Here’s a full list of the most livable cities in 2017:

1. Melbourne, Australia
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Vancouver, Canada
4. Toronto, Canada
5. Calgary, Canada and Adelaide, Australia (tie)
7. Perth, Australia
8. Auckland, New Zealand
9. Helsinki, Finland
10. Hamburg, Germany

Editorial Team