There comes a time in most people’s lives when they have to move out of the shelter of their homes to a new city. When we look at career and education opportunities, we tend to not just weigh which company or institute is the better option, but also cities. In case you are looking to shift to a new place, perhaps the recent ‘Ease of Living Index’ report will help you decide.
According to Business Today, Bengaluru has been announced as the best Indian city to live in. Pune and Ahmedabad are placed second and third on the list, respectively.
The index was released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. According to India Today, all the cities were evaluated under 15 categories including education, governance, economy, affordable housing, identity and culture, assured water supply, public open spaces, wastewater management, power, health, land use planning, safety and security, quality of the environment, transportation and mobility, and solid waste management. A total of 111 cities were accessed.
Other cities which followed the top three in the list were Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Indore, and Greater Mumbai. These cities were under the 1-million population category.
In the ‘population less than a million’ category, Shimla and Bhubaneshwar captured the top spots.
“The Ease of Living Index [EoLI] is an assessment tool that evaluates the quality of life and the impact of various initiatives for urban development. It provides a comprehensive understanding of participating cities across India based on the quality of life, economic-ability of a city, and its sustainability and resilience,” read the official statement released by the Housing Ministry.
Kudos to Bengaluru for securing the top spot!