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None Of The 10 Best Cities To Live In The World Are In The U.S.

Researchers say it's partly because of Donald Trump.

08/16/2017 16:49 EDT | Updated 08/17/2017 18:59 EDT

Donald Trump’s policies are partly the reason that none of the 10 most liveable cities in the world are in the U.S., according to a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit.

The research group’s annual Global Liveability Report ranks 140 cities based on how comfortable it is to live there, scoring them on 30 factors including crime rates, quality of health care and even weather. 

Melbourne topped the list for the seventh year in a row thanks to stellar scores for infrastructure ― the quality of roads, housing, etc. ― and education. Cities in Australia and Canada took six of the top 10 spots

Meanwhile, the best-performing U.S. city was Honolulu in 17th place, a spokeswoman for The Economist told HuffPost. Scores for U.S. cities have dropped recently, the report says, citing protests related to Trump’s policies and actions and “a number of deaths of black people at the hands of police officers.” 

Because the rankings favor safety and stability, European cities like Manchester and Stockholm have fallen, too, due to terrorist attacks.

In general, winners are “mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with a
relatively low population density,” the report says. While not in the top 10, cities like Reykjavik, Amsterdam and Budapest had improved scores this year. 

Of course, the ranking isn’t a hard-and-fast determinant of where you should live abroad. But it’s something to consider, indeed. Here are the 10 most livable cities in the world for 2017.

  • 10. Hamburg, Germany
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    Hamburg scored high in the health care category, which includes ratings for the availability of both public and private health services. 
  • 9. Helsinki, Finland
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    Helsinki scored a perfect 100 in the stability category, meaning civil unrest and conflict are rare here.
  • 8. Auckland, New Zealand
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    This kiwi metropolis got great scores in the eduction category.
  • 7. Perth, Australia
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    Perth nailed it in the infrastructure category, which rates a city's roads, public transportation and more.
  • 6. (Tie) Adelaide, Australia
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    This fun and festive hangout scored highly for its health care.
  • 6. (Tie) Calgary, Canada
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    Calgary hit a perfect 100 in three categories: stability, health care and education.
  • 4. Toronto, Canada
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    Toronto's high score for stability means it's a peaceful place to call home.
  • 3. Vancouver, Canada
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    Of the top 10 cities, Vancouver scored highest on culture and environment, which means it has great weather, food, sporting opportunities and more.
  • 2. Vienna, Austria
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    Vienna's small population and low crime rates make it an ideal city, the report says.
  • 1. Melbourne, Australia
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    Melbourne's perfect 100's in health care, education and infrastructure helped it land the top spot for the seventh year in a row.
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