Dubai was ranked 1st in Best city to live in MENA region in 2020, according to an international report.
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The culture, liveability factor and rate of accessibility has enabled Dubai to land first place in the best city to live in 2020 for the Middle East and North Africa region. Dubai was globally ranked 17th best city while Tokyo was 1st.
Global Finance in their recent report ranked 48 countries on a score that reflects a comprehensive list of eight unique factors, which include: economic strength, research and development, cultural interaction, livability, environment, accessibility, GDP per capita, and COVID-19 deaths per million for the country.
“Each of these factors brings with it a critical way of understanding the quality of life in the cities and each of the metrics was normalized in order to properly quantify them into a single overall score. It is important to note that we weighted the COVID-19 deaths metric by a factor of three in order to underline how a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic affected which cities would be best to live in,” stated the report.
Due to COVID-19, the usually well-performing countries in Europe dropped to the bottom of the list, such as Brussels, Milan and Barcelona, which is a stark contrast to the cities in East Asia that unexpectedly jumped the list.
Dubai reached 19th place in terms of economy and 9th in the new indicator Nightlife Options, ahead of Chicago, Singapore and Tokyo. The city also came in at 28th place in terms of liveability, and earned ninth position in the accessibility category.