The annual EIU rankings consider factors such as stability, healthcare, education, infrastructure, culture and environment.
It gives an overall score of 0-100, where 1 is "intolerable" and 100 is "ideal".
The cities held the lowest ranks, 11 occupied the very bottom tier of liveability, where ratings fell below 50 per cent and most aspects of living were severely restricted.
The Economist's data is somewhat at odds with research from May this year, carried out by Your Housing Group, which ranked Manchester below Liverpool in its Northern Powerhouse Liveability Index.
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Vienna, the capital of Austria, has replaced Melbourne as the world's most liveable city.
Vienna's ratings, particularly in the stability category, was enough to overtake Melbourne.
Basically, the best places on the liveability scale are Canada - they provided 3 of the top 10 - and America.
The EIU survey states that rankings of cities like Damascus, Karachi and Tripoli suggest that conflict is responsible for numerous lowest scores.
Taipei edged past the South Korean capital Seoul, which dropped one spot to 59th from a year ago, according to the report released Monday.
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Alongside Paris, Manchester was the fastest-rising city in the Index, rising 16 places to 35, ahead of London in 48 place out of the 140 cities measured worldwide.
It is now 13 places ahead of London, the biggest gap between the two cities since the survey began two decades ago, while NY comes in at 57th.
Overall, the survey found that almost half of the cities saw their liveability ranking improve over the past year.
The 10 cities lowest in the ranking were Damascus, Syria; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Lagos, Nigeria; Karachi, Pakistan; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Harare, Zimbabwe; Tripoli, Libya; Douala, Cameroon; Algiers, Algeria; and Dakar, Senegal. Abidjan, Hanoi, Belgrade and Tehran saw the largest improvements in liveability over the last five years - more than five percentage points.
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