Monocle continues to pay close attention to Portugal. By 2020, Porto was already among the best small cities in the world. This time, it's Lisbon that wins a position in the British magazine ranking.
“Monocle” released its ranking of cities with the best quality of life, in which the Portuguese capital appears in seventh place and for the fourth time since 2007, is the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen that comes in first place.
In 2018, Lisbon had been in 12th place, showing then in 2021 an increase compared to recent years. Monocle highlighted that Lisbon has being filled with “new people and new ideas”; the affordable income plans created by the municipality; and also the new routes for the famous trams, such as the 24 that connects Campolide to Praça Luís of Camões.
Green spaces, more ecological alternatives, services and historical, economic and safety factors are part of the selection criteria.
Check here is the complete top 10:
1. Copenhagen, Denmark
2. Zurich, Switzerland
3. Helsinki, Finland
4. Stockholm, Sweden
5. Tokyo, Japan
6. Vienna, Austria
7. Lisbon, Portugal
8. Auckland, New Zealand
9. Taipei, Taiwan
10. Sydney, Australia