The Most Livable Cities in Latin America: #3 Montevideo

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Montevideo Quality of Life

InvestBA favorite Montevideo is the #3 most livable metro in Latin America, according to EIU. (Click to enlarge)

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is out with their annual ranking of the world’s most livable cities and InvestBA favorite Montevideo is the number three metro in Latin America in terms of quality living conditions.

Montevideo’s score of 79.1 places it right behind the other two most livable cities in Latin America, Buenos Aires (83.6) and Santiago (80.7). According to EIU, metros with scores between 80-100 are considered top tier cities where “There are few, if any, challenges to living standards.” Montevideo’s overall ranking of #65 worldwide is unchanged from last year’s ranking.

In analyzing the living conditions of 140 cities worldwide, EIU takes into consideration five major categories including Stability (prevalence of crime, threat of terror), Health Care (quality, availability), Culture & Environment (climate, arts, culture, dining), Education (quality, availability) and Infrastructure (roads, ports, energy).

Just across the river in Argentina, Buenos Aires ranks as the #1 most livable city in Latin America. Other Latin American metros in the 2012 Liveability Top Ten are San Juan de Puerto Rico (78,7), Lima (72.9), Rio de Janeiro (69.1), Sao Paulo (69.1), Asunci0n (68.8), Panama City (67.8) and Mexico City (62) . (Full Report at EIU)

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