OTHER INDEXES 2019
COUNTRYCITYPerceptionAirportEnglishPollutionFreedomInfrastructureWellbeing
AlbaniaSarande0.460.270.510.760.680.640.68
AlgeriaAlgiers0.430.350.480.420.340.30.87
AndorraAndorra la Vella0.64-0.5500.810.940.870.85
AngolaLuanda0.310.4000.310.220.59
AnguillaThe Valley0.640.4410.860.90.730.7
Antigua and BarbudaSaint John's0.240.4210.780.840.640.7
ArgentinaBuenos Aires0.550.540.580.710.840.810.76
AustraliaSydney0.970.7410.840.9810.79
AustraliaMelbourne0.930.6910.850.9810.79
AustraliaBrisbane0.870.5210.890.9810.79
AustriaVienna0.940.720.650.850.9310.72
AzerbaijanBaku0.160.420.460.160.110.50.81
BahamasNassau0.680.3810.70.910.660.93
BahrainManama0.280.4100.190.120.750.79
BangladeshDhaka0.140.4110.170.410.270.7
BarbadosBridgetown0.340.3710.80.960.650.93
BelarusMinsk0.510.240.570.740.190.670.58
BelgiumBrussels0.870.620.650.680.960.930.62
BermudaHamilton0.710.3610.850.90.810.7
BoliviaLa Paz0.470.370.490.370.670.210.7
BrazilBrasilia0.530.640.550.470.750.650.85
BrazilRio de Janeiro0.70.610.530.620.750.710.85
BrazilSao Paulo0.530.570.540.590.750.660.85
BrazilBelo Horizonte0.530.550.930.690.750.650.85
British Virgin IslandsRoad town0.650.3910.880.90.720.7
BulgariaSofia0.230.40.610.610.80.550.56
CambodiaPhnom Penh0.120.420.430.070.260.450.62
CanadaVancouver0.920.7810.90.990.930.8
CanadaMontreal0.930.6310.850.990.930.8
CanadaToronto0.920.6310.820.990.890.8
Cayman IslandsGeorge Town0.680.4410.890.90.760.7
ChileSantiago0.390.610.540.490.940.860.73
ChinaShanghai0.780.520.580.430.110.750.7
ChinaChengdu0.450.480.5200.110.660.7
ChinaBeijing0.450.450.550.280.110.860.7
ChinaWuxi0.450.380.520.340.110.660.7
ChinaNingbo0.450.370.520.410.110.660.7
ChinaGuangzhou0.450.350.510.470.110.770.7
ChinaChongqing0.450.340.520.370.110.660.7
ChinaShenyang0.450.330.520.30.110.660.7
ChinaTianjin0.450.330.520.280.110.860.7
ChinaWuhan0.450.30.520.310.110.660.7
ChinaChangsha0.450.290.520.440.110.660.7
ChinaQingdao0.450.290.520.380.110.680.7
ChinaSuzhou0.450.260.520.420.110.860.7
ChinaNanjing0.450.240.520.380.110.660.7
ColombiaBogota0.440.690.490.610.660.640.83
ColombiaCali0.440.340.490.70.660.550.83
ColombiaMedellin0.440.270.490.510.660.550.83
Costa RicaSan Jose0.630.370.550.660.910.590.84
CroatiaSplit0.280.330.60.820.850.650.61
CyprusNicosia0.340.4100.610.940.670.77
CyprusLimassol0.680.1600.660.940.70.77
Czech RepublicPrague0.890.420.650.760.910.880.69
DenmarkCopenhagen0.960.790.670.830.970.960.81
DominicaRoseau0.20.2210.810.930.460.7
Dominican republicSanto Domingo0.490.290.550.450.670.480.77
EcuadorQuito0.180.620.520.620.630.640.75
EgyptCairo0.640.360.5200.220.540.75
El SalvadorSan Salvador0.470.250.470.420.670.560.7
EstoniaTallinn0.650.4300.920.940.760.66
EthiopiaAddis Ababa0.180.42000.190.350.67
FijiSuva0.360.3510.670.610.430.83
FinlandHelsinki0.910.760.680.910.960.72
FranceParis0.890.640.570.640.90.960.68
FranceNice0.770.470.550.720.90.870.68
GeorgiaTbilisi0.290.370.520.540.630.560.71
GermanyMunich0.910.80.640.840.940.890.75
GermanyFrankfurt0.880.770.640.750.9410.75
GermanyBerlin0.870.470.640.750.940.960.75
GibraltarGibraltar0.760.4410.650.90.780.85
GreeceAthens0.840.650.60.620.870.730.74
GreeceCorfu0.690.440.580.80.870.670.74
GrenadaSaint George's0.180.3910.80.890.490.7
GuatemalaGuatemala City0.430.410.510.530.530.540.79
HondurasTegucigalpa0.440.430.480.50.460.460.73
HondurasSan Pedro Sula0.440.380.480.310.460.460.73
Hong KongHong Kong0.810.6910.580.80.960.68
HungaryBudapest0.840.430.650.680.70.840.46
IcelandReykjavik0.440.4500.870.940.840.75
IndiaMumbai0.490.720.680.290.750.520.48
IndiaHyderabad0.490.660.570.40.750.50.48
IndiaNew Delhi0.540.480.700.750.590.48
IndiaKolkata0.490.380.570.240.750.50.48
IndiaChennai0.490.350.570.390.750.50.48
IndiaBangalore0.490.280.570.350.750.50.48
IndonesiaJakarta0.50.410.540.380.620.570.78
IranTehran0.320.210.560.440.180.340.73
IraqBaghdad0.230.340.470.130.320.240.71
IrelandDublin0.910.6610.830.970.880.77
Isle of ManDouglas0.870.3710.980.930.790.85
ItalyMilan0.930.520.560.60.890.890.78
ItalyRome0.920.410.550.660.890.930.78
JapanTokyo0.920.810.550.690.960.930.54
JerseySaint Helier0.870.4110.850.930.820.85
JordanAmman0.290.2800.470.370.590.81
KazakhstanAstana0.540.360.450.650.220.750.52
KazakhstanAlmaty0.390.330.450.340.220.610.52
KenyaNairobi0.140.3710.590.480.430.62
KuwaitKuwait City0.270.490.460.170.360.860.88
LaosVientiane0.140.4100.090.140.290.71
LatviaRiga0.310.400.750.870.710.54
LebanonBeirut0.160.410.560.480.450.540.81
LiechtensteinVaduz0.870.2700.960.90.910.85
LithuaniaVilnius0.630.420.580.770.910.780.69
LuxembourgLuxembourg City0.450.420.660.850.980.930.77
MacauMacau0.720.410.530.760.80.870.7
MacedoniaSkopje0.550.3400.420.590.650.66
MalaysiaKuala Lumpur0.580.480.650.550.520.80.84
MaltaValletta0.310.5710.620.910.820.81
MauritiusPort Louis0.290.2210.770.890.690.73
MexicoMexico City0.510.30.530.540.630.460.87
MoldovaChisinau0.210.400.570.580.630.59
MonacoMonaco0.820.300.670.820.940.85
MongoliaUlaanbaatar0.220.3900.240.850.510.67
MontenegroBudva0.540.3500.790.650.680.73
MoroccoDakhla0.490.4500.810.390.250.75
MoroccoCasablanca0.490.310.510.520.390.610.75
NetherlandsAmsterdam0.920.770.720.810.990.960.82
New ZealandAuckland0.90.7310.870.980.930.81
NicaraguaManagua0.380.40.470.20.320.560.74
NigeriaLagos0.350.390.60.320.50.460.74
NorwayOslo0.910.390.690.86110.82
OmanMuscat0.250.390.460.550.230.860.97
PakistanLahore0.340.410.170.390.50.71
PakistanKarachi0.340.33100.390.520.71
PanamaPanama City0.520.340.480.660.840.640.86
ParaguayAsuncion0.450.400.640.650.640.77
PeruLima0.530.490.510.430.730.750.81
PhilippinesManila0.50.380.620.330.610.640.79
PolandWarsaw0.590.690.620.650.840.790.75
PortugalLisbon0.720.650.60.770.960.80.64
QatarDoha0.650.6500.20.250.680.83
RomaniaBucharest0.50.510.60.60.810.660.66
RussiaMoscow0.650.550.530.670.20.840.55
RussiaSaint Petersburg0.380.360.530.520.20.840.55
Saint Kitts and NevisBasseterre0.10.4410.980.850.420.7
Saint LuciaCastries0.370.4410.740.850.650.7
Saudi ArabiaRiyadh0.490.510.440.130.070.680.89
Saudi ArabiaJeddah0.490.180.440.240.070.750.89
SerbiaBelgrade0.420.360.60.630.670.720.68
SeychellesVictoria0.310.4110.790.710.730.7
SingaporeSingapore0.860.8510.750.5110.79
SlovakiaBratislava0.280.410.580.740.880.820.7
SloveniaLjubljana0.770.330.650.770.940.880.74
South AfricaCape Town0.520.5310.750.790.690.74
South AfricaJohannesburg0.520.4810.450.790.70.74
South KoreaSeoul0.780.790.590.620.830.890.83
SpainMadrid0.910.730.580.740.940.930.8
SpainBarcelona0.930.70.560.670.940.960.8
Sri LankaColombo0.210.2910.520.560.520.36
St Vincent and The GrenadinesKingstown0.150.4410.760.850.410.7
SwedenStockholm0.940.540.720.910.960.77
SwitzerlandZurich0.910.840.540.890.960.960.8
SwitzerlandGeneva0.910.590.620.820.960.960.8
SyriaDamascus0.010.290.460.0700.320.69
TaiwanTaipei0.660.370.520.690.930.860.73
TanzaniaDar es Salaam0.170.39100.450.480.51
ThailandBangkok0.770.640.510.540.30.70.72
ThailandPhuket0.570.360.490.710.30.350.72
Trinidad and TobagoPort of Spain0.150.3410.550.820.450.66
TunisiaTunis0.210.420.530.420.690.610.78
TurkeyIstanbul0.710.60.470.610.310.680.72
Turks and Caicos IslandsCockburn Town0.670.410.80.90.750.7
Turks and Caicos IslandsProvidenciales0.740.410.830.90.770.7
UkraineKiev0.390.270.570.60.60.430.48
United Arab EmiratesDubai0.840.710.550.290.170.860.87
United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi0.670.60.470.350.170.860.87
United KingdomLondon0.930.7410.710.930.890.82
United StatesBoston0.750.710.880.860.960.75
United StatesSan Francisco0.80.6910.840.860.860.75
United StatesMiami0.760.6410.830.860.930.75
United StatesNew York0.730.6110.780.860.890.75
United StatesLos Angeles0.740.5810.540.860.890.75
United StatesChicago0.690.5710.770.860.890.75
UruguayMontevideo0.690.360.530.740.980.790.71
UzbekistanTashkent0.110.430.430.120.090.480.76
VanuatuPort Vila0.350.4210.670.820.520.7
VenezuelaCaracas0.380.30.480.540.190.610.84
VietnamHo Chi Minh City0.170.420.530.340.20.480.74
VietnamHanoi0.170.320.560.310.20.520.74

The other indexes comprise of the Perception Index (evaluates the corruption perception of the country from its own population as well as of foreigners), and the Freedom Ranking Index (based on political and civil rights of individuals within a country).


Many westerners take freedom for granted, but most countries in the world are not totally free. For example, freedom is the one the main reasons for relocation from the Middle East. The quality of infrastructure is not the first thing one usually verifies prior to immigrating, but it is present in every Quality of Life Index and is a key factor in conducting business and enabling economic development.


English language can also be an important factor when deciding to relocate to a particular city. Many cities have a population with high English proficiency, and you can get by as a tourist, but it becomes significantly harder when dealing with the government if you do not understand the official language.


The Wellbeing Index measures the state of the balance between work and leisure.

The Perception Indexe valuates how the world perceives a given city. We us the corruption perception of the country from its own population and the reputation of a city around the world.

The Freedom Index is based on political and civil rights of individuals within a country.Many take their freedom for granted, but most countries in the world are not totally free. For example, freedom is the one the main reasons for relocation from the Middle East.

The Pollution Index evaluates the air quality of world cities. Many people in the Western world have never felt the effect of severe pollution. What does pollution do exactly? Wealth can protect you from many things, but the air you breathe outside is the same for everyone. You may be able to afford the best treatment, but you are not immune to contracting a lung disease or respiratory problems due to pollution.

The Infrastructure Index evaluates the quality of the infrastructure in the world cities. It is not the first thing one usually verifies prior to immigrating, but it is present in every Quality of Life Index and is a key factor in conducting business and enabling economic development.

The English Proficiency Index can also be an important factor when deciding to relocate to a particular city. Many cities have a population with high English proficiency, and you can get by as a tourist, but it becomes significantly harder when dealing with the government if you do not understand the official language.

The Airport Index can be of significant importance to the Global Investors. An city with a great airport can have significant value if you are traveling back and forth many times a year. The quality of the facility and service are important so is the distance you need to travel from the city center. Spending an hour or more driving to or from the airport every time can take its toll at the end of the year. A world class airport near the city center is a blessing to all business people.

The Wellbeing Index measures the state of mind of a country’s population. Its derived from the happiness survey and suicide rate.

The Perception Index the Corruption Perception Index from Transparency International’s and Reputation from Reputation Institute RepTrak. http://www.transparency.org/ and https://www.reputationinstitute.com

The Freedom Index by Freedom House www.freedomhouse.org

The Pollution Index data was taken from World Air Quality Index http://aqicn.org/

The Infrastructure Index was taken by the livable ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit http://www.eiu.com/

The English Proficiency Index by Education First http://www.ef.com/

The Airport Index uses the AirHelp Score airport ranking and google map for distances https://www.airhelp.com/en/airhelp-score/airport-ranking/ and https://www.google.com/maps

The Wellbeing Index Takes the Suicide rate from the World Health Organization and the Happiness survey from Gallup world poll http://apps.who.int and http://worldhappiness.report