The Hague - The Hague ranks 3rd in liveability


The Hague ranks 3rd in liveability

Published: 14 February 2019Modified:

The Hague is the 3rd most liveable city in the world. This is the conclusion of the annual Location Ratings survey conducted by global mobility experts ECA International.

Each year ECA evaluates 480 cities around the world on a variety of liveability factors including availability of health services; housing and utilities; isolation; access to a social network and leisure facilities; infrastructure; climate; personal safety; political tensions and air quality. 

Copenhagen in Denmark and Bern in Switzerland offer the best liveability standards for European expats. Third place this year goes to The Hague, just as in 2018. Three cities in the Netherlands finished in the top 10, with Amsterdam in 6th place and Eindhoven in 8th place.

Good infrastructure, transport and healthcare

According to Neil Ashman, Senior Location Ratings Analyst at ECA International, ‘Cities in Scandinavia, Switzerland and the Netherlands have offered good liveability across the board for many years now; with factors such as excellent infrastructure, reliable transport systems, and a high level of healthcare all contributing to their consistently excellent liveability score.’

In November The Hague was ranked in 11th place of the 72 best cities in the world for expats, according to the InterNations Expat City Ranking 2018.

More information on ECA’s annual Location Ratings survey: