Friday, 17 August 2012 21:50
Santiago ranks just behind Buenos Aires in Economist’s 2012 Global Liveability Report.
Santiago maintains its status as one of South America’s most desirable cities to live in, according to a report released this week by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
As it did in 2011, the Chilean capital ranks 63rd in the list of 140 cities assessed by this year’s Global Liveability Report. Buenos Aires just edges out Santiago at 62nd, while Uruguayan capital Montevideo comes in at 65th.
Incidentally, the EIU considers
the top 63 cities in its rankings to be “in the very top tier of livability, where few problems are encountered.” This means that while Santiago is ranked well behind first place Melbourne, the EIU considers both cities to be on level pegging in terms of offering relatively problem-free lives to residents.
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British born, Angus grew up in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. He studied English at Stanford University, and graduated in 2007 before going on to work as a political speechwriter in the UK Parliament. He completed post graduate study in journalism at the London School of Journalism in 2011 and moved to Chile in March 2012 because he'd never been to South America. Angus supports the Aston Villa football club and claims he "bleeds claret and blue.”