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 Photo: The Economist Intelligence Unit

Photo: The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit today released their annual Most Livable Cities Report, here.  According to the report, Honolulu is the Most Livable City in the U.S., ranking 17 globally. The annual report assesses cities across the world on the quality of living provided to its citizens.

The report explains, "Every city is assigned a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure. Each factor in a city is rated as acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable. For qualitative indicators, a rating is awarded based on the judgment of in-house analysts and in-city contributors. For quantitative indicators, a rating is calculated based on the relative performance of a number of external data points."

Read more from Pacific Business News' report, below:

Honolulu has been named the most livable city in the U.S. and one of the top 20 worldwide, according to a new report.

The Economist Intelligence Unit on Tuesday released its annual " Global Livability Index" report, which assigns each city a score for over 30 factors across five broad categories – based on stability, healthcare, culture/environment, education and infrastructure.

Honolulu has been named the most livable city in the U.S. and one of the top 20 worldwide, according to annual "Global Livability Index" from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

The state's largest city was ranked No. 17 globally and No. 1 in U.S., beating out Washington, D.C., (30) and Boston (34) to top the nation.

Several U.S. cities have declined in score, due to, among other things, mounting civil unrest linked to Black Lives Matter and Trump policies, terrorism-related violence that undermine personal safety and an increase in mass shootings.

According to the 2017 report, cities that score best “tend to be mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with a relatively low population density. These can foster a range of recreational activities without leading to high crime levels or overburdened infrastructure.”

The most livable city in the world was for the seventh year in a row Melbourne. The Australian city was followed by Vienna and Vancouver.

Australia and Canada dominated the top 10 with three cities each.

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