The Most Livable Cities in Latin America: #1 Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, la mejor ciudad para vivir in America Latina

According to The Economist, Buenos Aires is the most livable metro in Latin America. (Click to Enlarge)

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

Buenos Aires’ score of 86.3 places it atop all other major Latin American metros. According to EIU, metros with scores between 80-100 are considered top tier cities where “There are few, if any, challenges to living standards.” Buenos Aires’ overall ranking of #62 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 Uruguay, Montevideo ranks as the #3 most livable city in Latin America. Other Latin American metros in the 2012 Liveability Top Ten are Santiago (80.7), San Juan de Puerto Rico (78,7), Lima (72.9), Rio de Janeiro (69.1), SaoPaulo (69.1), Asuncion (68.8), Panama City (67.8) and Mexico City (62) . (Full Report at EIU)

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