NEWS AND EVENTS
August 29, 2012
Among the Most Convenient for Living: Tashkent has joined the ranks of best cities of the world
The Uzbek capital becomes the 58th in the ranking of the best cities in the world to live, published by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the subdivision of the authoritative Britain-based The Economist magazine.
The selection criteria in addition to traditional indicators reflecting stability, quality of health care services, quality of cultural environment, level of education and infrastructure, this year were the presence of green space, objects of cultural heritage of world scale, regional and international transport links, air quality, territorial characteristics, vicinity to natural recreational areas.
On the basis of these parameters there have been selected 140 cities worldwide, the most convenient to live. The final list of the top 70 included 30 Asian cities, 18 European cities, 18 cities in North and South America, 3 cities in Africa, and one city representing Australia and Oceania. It is noteworthy that the region of Central Asia and Caucasus was represented by only one city - Tashkent.
The capital of Uzbekistan in the world ranking of amenity and comfort occupied the high 58th place out of 140, becoming one of the most comfortable for living among major cities in the world classification.
Economist Intelligence Unit experts highly appraised Tashkent in terms of conditions of acquiring by residents of qualitative education. According to this criterion, only 36 cities, mostly in Europe and North America, received higher scores than our capital.
In addition, the quality and availability of health services were also highly appraised with 48th place in the world. The capital of Uzbekistan also joined the top 50 cities in the world for the quality of transport and communication infrastructure. (Source: Uzbekistan Today newspaper)